Men in Scotland wear something called kilts. Looks like this:
And there is ravaging jokes around – in movies, books, etc. – about whether or not the kilt is a dress (which, I have to admit, provides plenty of amusement). Well, I thought about it, and realized that it doesn’t quite fit the criteria for a dress – a dress covers the lower half of the body, like the kilt, but also the top half – which the kilt doesn’t.
It is a skirt.
A skirt covers only the lower half of the body, like the kilt. It looks like a skirt, doesn’t it? Now, I know that people will argue that skirt is usually a women’s piece of clothing and that the kilt is worn by men, but remember that make-up used to be worn by men back in medieval times.
And, according to the official definition of Wikipedia, a kilt is – and I quote – “a type of knee-length non-bifurcated skirt” that is worn by the male species.
So…it’s a skirt.
(And, yes, I’m doing this mostly just to stir 😝)