Tight skirts can be uncomfortable or difficult to move in, and wide skirts can lead to embarrassing situations if it's windy day and especially if the fabric is too lightweight.
Mini-skirts can be troublesome, since they might expose the underwear and not provide proper coverage for the buttocks and groin.
Still, skirts do provide more freedom from the often uncomfortable confinements of trousers and provide modesty if a woman must relieve herself outdoors.
Women can also wear leggings underneath skirts for warmth and/or modesty, should they feel the need.
Nowadays, there's the Polynesian sarong and the Gaelic kilt for men.
If the Victorians could see the mini-skirt, they'd probably be terrified!
however, if you go to a catholic school or any school with uniforms, you also know that it is a verb.
to SKIRT someone is to come up behind them and pull the back of their skirt up, therefore exposing their buttocks to whoever is behind them.
it sucks to be skirted, but is the best way to get revenge on someone / embaress the hell out of them, though skirting must be done responsibly, because everyone hates those never-ending wars to see who can skirt the most people. (kind of like the circle game)
chick 1: like, oh my god, someone totally skirted me today at lunch and, like, it was right next to the football players' table, and, like, they all saw my bright pink thong! like, traumatizing!
chick 2: at least you HAD underwear on.
chick 1: true.
(chick 1 skirts chick 2, who screams, then a cat fight ensues. they both take their shirts off for some reason and prance around, screaming 'bitch!' at each other, occassionally taking a swing. it's quite arousing.)
"if you want skirts step back and observe
I just left a gang of those over there on the curb"
"some skirts for the eve, so i can get some funk"