What Are Trousers With a Skirt Attached Called? Skirt Pants, Hostess Gowns & Salwar Kameez Explained

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What Are Trousers With a Skirt Attached Called?
What are skirt pants called?
What is a trouser skirt?


In women’s fashion, trousers with a skirt attached are called skirt pants or trouser skirt. There is no doubt that this fashion style gets its inspiration from the skirts over pants style (salwar kameez) , one of the oldest clothing attire which was worn by Muslim women in the 13th century and hasn’t changed much in appearance up to this day. In most parts of Asia, especially the Central, West and Southern parts as well as Eastern Europe, the salwar kameez which can be loosely translated as a tunic over pants is the traditional dressing. The pants with overskirt dressing style crossed borders appearing in the USA in the 1950s in the form of hostess gowns or pyjamas.

Modern Hostess Gown for Fashionistas

Modern  Elegant Hostess Gown for Fashionistas

Salwar Kameez Traditional Dress

Salwar Kameez Traditional Dress for Muslim Women

However, what you should know is that skirt pants are not the salwar kameez and neither are they hostess gowns. Skirt pants are quite different and unique in their own style and design. Skirt pants are modern fashion wear for women which resemble the skirted belly dance pants as well as certain types of ballet dance pants with skirt, namely the skirted leggings and bamboo pants. All these are real skirt pants by definition.
In belly dancing, the alternative to skirted pants is most often an outfit consisting of pants and a hip scarf which is tied around the waist. In ballet dancing, the ballerina will choose skirted leggings (skirt permanently sewn to leggings) because this type of dance involves a lot of movement and acrobatics – sliding, jumping, twisting, turning, bending and spinning in the vertical and horizontal directions, so there is no room for loosely tied hip scarfs as in belly dancing whereby the movement is mostly sliding and turning in the horizontal direction and feet are kept on the floor most of the time.

Skirts Pants for Cocktail Parties, Casual and Formal Occasions

As discussed previously, skirt pants are originally ballet and belly dance wear for women, but there are skirt pants for parties, casual and formal occasions. These look quite different in their style and design but the concept and structure of skirt pants is maintained. Fashion skirt pants look elegant, sexy, decent and gorgeous at the same time. They can be worn at work as office wear, in white collar professional settings, at social events and functions, including cocktail parties and red carpets.

High Waist Front Tie Split Skirt Overlay Pants for Women Maroon

Maroon High Waist Front Tie Split Skirt Overlay Pants for Women Maroon

High Waist Front Tie Split Skirt Overlay Pants for Women

Blue High Waist Front Tie Split Skirt Overlay Pants for Women

What is the Difference Between Skirt Pants and Skirts Over Pants?

Skirt pants are stylish pants with a skirt sewn at the waist bend. They are a single one-piece outfit, whereas skirts-over-pants are a two piece outfit with a separate skirt and pants. The skirt in the later attire may be substituted with a long dress, tunic, gown or coat.

Who Can Wear Skirt Pants?

Modern skirt pants are made for and worn by women. They can be worn for cocktail parties, casual, semi-formal and formal occasions. If you love pants, you will find them suitable where no pants are allowed because this attire is both a dress and pants. Also, as discussed previously, there are skirt pants for belly dancing and ballerinas.

Where Can You Find Skirt Pants?

Skirt pants are not easily available in most stores, but there are a couple of stores where you can find them.

 

High Waist Skirted Leggings with Attached Ruched Side Mini Skirt

High Waist Skirted Leggings with Attached Ruched Side Mini Skirt

High Waist Slim Pants Leggings with Skirt Attached Skirt Pants

High Waist Slim Pants Leggings with Skirt Attached Skirt Pants

High Waist Slim Pants Leggings with Skirt Attached

High Waist Slim Pants Leggings with Skirt Attached

 

Belly Dance Skirt Pants with Gold Sequins Long Pants with Wide Bottom

Belly Dance Skirt Pants with Gold Sequins Long Pants with Wide Bottom

Belly Dance Skirt Pants with Sequins Long Pants with Wide Bottom

Belly Dance Skirt Pants with Sequins Long Pants with Wide Bottom

Skirted Leggings Tights for Dance Tennis and Badminton Double Layer

Skirted Leggings Tights for Dance Tennis and Badminton Double Layer

High Waist Belly Dance Tribal Skirt Pants for Women

Blue High Waist Belly Dance Tribal Skirt Pants for Women

 

Red High Waist Belly Dance Tribal Skirt Pants for Women

Red High Waist Belly Dance Tribal Skirt Pants for Women

Latina Dance Skirt Pants

Latina Dance Skirt Pants