over·skirt | \ˈō-vər-ˌskərt \

Definition of overskirt 

: a skirt worn over another skirt

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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 Of course, Donatella, never one to heed convention, ensured that her dress was anything but average by choosing a sweeping overskirt style that cut open dramatically in the front to show off a mini dress and over-the-knee high heel boots. Cady Lang, Time, "Donatella Versace Confirms Her Living Legend Status At the 2018 Met Gala," 7 May 2018 However, another growing trend for Spring was on the opposite end of the spectrum: detachable pieces, like sleeves, trains, and overskirts. Emily Farra, Vogue, "9 Bridal Trends You’re About to See on the Summer Wedding Circuit," 18 Apr. 2018

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1868, in the meaning defined above

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