overskirt

noun
over·​skirt | \ˈō-vər-ˌskərt \

Definition of overskirt 

: a skirt worn over another skirt

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Bieber continued his scuzz-core reinvention in two white tanks, purple track pants, Virgil Abloh Nikes and a LA Lakers cap, while Baldwin wore a crop top, jean shorts, a sheer black overskirt, and white fishnet socks with PVC sandals. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "New York Fashion Week Is Celebrities’s Hottest Date Night," 7 Sep. 2018 The look was actually two pieces, comprised of a lace romper, and paired with a full overskirt. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chiara Ferragni Wore Three Dior Haute Couture Looks For Her Epic Wedding in Italy," 2 Sep. 2018 Most of the pieces can be mixed and matched: For the bride, there’s a range of bodysuits, skirts, and sleek dresses, plus an ivory jumpsuit and a removable lace overskirt. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Would You Get Married in a $200 Dress? These 4 Brands Are Counting on It," 25 Apr. 2018 By the time Rihanna, another co-host, made her entrance in a Pope-tastic bejeweled white Maison Margiela minidress with overskirt and miter, and the internet broke, there was really nothing to say but: oh my God. New York Times, "On the Met Gala Red Carpet, Playing It Unsafe," 8 May 2018 Above her sleeveless black Armani jumpsuit and velvet overskirt, her hair was pulled into a gorgeous half-ponytail with a giant black tulle bow in the back. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Katherine Langford Wears Huge Tulle Bow to 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards," 17 June 2018 Clooney, attended the night’s festivities in an ensemble that not only featured trouser pants with a sweeping overskirt with a sizable train, but also somehow combined metallic silver and a bold floral pattern in one look. Cady Lang, Time, "Amal Clooney Went Rogue in a Pants Gown at the 2018 Met Gala," 7 May 2018 Her custom overskirt and headpiece were also Moschino. refinery29.com, "Pregnant Cardi B (At The Met Gala) Is Our New Style Saint," 8 May 2018 And as if the thigh-high slit on her luxe frock didn't add enough drama, there was also a billowing satin overskirt belted layered at the waist, adding some instant volume and a quintessential train. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Cardi B Came Through Dripping in Pearls for Her First-Ever Met Gala," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of overskirt

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overskirt was in 1868

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