Hoop Skirt - Definition of skirts for the Apparel Industry presented by Apparel Search
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A hoop skirt or hoopskirt is a women's undergarment worn in various periods to hold the skirt extended into a fashionable shape.
Lightweight hoop skirts, ususally with nylon hoops, are worn today under very full-skirted wedding gowns.
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