kick pleat

kick pleat

noun
an inverted pleat extending upward 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) from the hemline at the back of a narrow skirt, to allow freedom in walking.

Origin:
1930–35

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kick pleat
 
n
a back pleat at the hem of a straight skirt to allow the wearer greater ease in walking

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