Sarongs exist in various cultures under various names, including the pareo and lavalava of the Hawaiian islands and Polynesia Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, and Fiji , the Indian dhoti and lungi , and the South Indian and Maldivian mundu. Sarong , a square or rectangle of fabric wrapped around the body and tied on one hip to create a skirt that can be worn by both sexes Scooter skirt or skort variant , a skirt that has an attached pair of shorts underneath for modesty. Skirts started fairly narrow and increased dramatically to the hoopskirt and crinoline -supported styles of the s; then fullness was draped and drawn to the back by means of bustles. However, in Northern Europe, people also wore skirts and blouses. Tulip skirt, see under: Full skirt, a skirt with fullness gathered into the waistband Gored skirt, a skirt that fits through the waistline and flares at the hem. However, a long skirt provided privacy when women needed to relieve themselves in the open. Some hakamas are pleated. They were the simplest way to cover the lower body. Midi skirt, skirt with hem halfway between ankle and knee, below the widest part of the calf. The sarong is a piece of cloth that may be wrapped around the waist to form a skirt-like garment. Popular in the mid-late s when it was inspired by Westwood's "mini-crini". Pleated skirt, a skirt with fullness reduced to fit the waist by means of regular pleats 'plaits' or folds, which can be stitched flat to hip-level or free-hanging Short skirt, a skirt with hemline above the knee Straight skirt or Pencil skirt , a tailored skirt hanging straight from the hips and fitted from the waist to the hips by means of darts or a yoke; may have a vent or kick-pleat set in the hem for ease of walking Underskirt, simple, basic skirt over which an overskirt, or drapery, hangs. May be made of from four to twenty-four shaped sections. Tiered skirt, made of several horizontal layers, each wider than the one above, and divided by stitching. Skirt may also be mandatory as formal wear , such as for airhostesses , waitresses , nurses and military women. Waistlines started just below the bust the Empire silhouette and gradually sank to the natural waist.