In fact there are two skirts, tailored by a dressmaker in Berlin. Except for the fabric, one being lightweight, the other one heavyweight, they are identical. If pleats at the rear they had been kilts. The four yards of fabric accommodate for deep pleats at the side. On the front they have an inside pocket, closed by a vertical zipper. Five belt loops. Definitely a man's skirt or to about 80% a non-traditional kilt.