over·​skirt ˈō-vər-ˌskərt How to pronounce overskirt (audio)
: a skirt worn over another skirt

Examples of overskirt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Scandal alum, meanwhile, was dressed in a black strapless Giambattista Valli gown that had a tulle overskirt. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 In the newest collection, detachable overskirts are available on a selection of gowns. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 Many women's dresses of the era had pockets, but this one would only be accessible by hiking up the overskirt. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 30 Jan. 2024 The Letterino founder also applied her style savvy to her own outfit — a boat-neck mermaid Zuhair Murad gown adorned with cascades of asymmetrical handmade beadwork with a faille overskirt and bow detailing. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 28 June 2023 The black off-the-shoulder jumpsuit included a bodice cut-out, long sleeves and an overskirt. Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 2 May 2023 Cara Delevingne in Carolina Herrera The Carnival Row star opted for the luxe drama of Carolina Herrera, wearing a voluminous outfit that was actually a jumpsuit with overskirt. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Feb. 2023 Globes night, roughly 75 yards of fire red silk faille fabric were required to craft this midriff-baring gown and overskirt by Atelier Versace, which was paired with jewelry by Harry Winston. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Jan. 2023 This will go on an overskirt that will be structured with a material similar to a ballerina’s tutu. Dallas News, 18 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overskirt was in 1851

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“Overskirt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overskirt. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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over·​skirt -ˌskərt How to pronounce overskirt (audio)
: a skirt worn over another skirt
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