By the Middle Kingdom of Egypt there was a fashion for longer kilts, almost like skirts, reaching from the waist to ankles, sometimes hanging from the armpits.
During the New Kingdom of Egypt kilts with a pleated triangular section became fashionable for men.
In the 1960s, there was widespread reaction against the accepted North American and European conventions of male and female dress.
This unisex fashion movement aimed to eliminate the sartorial differences between men and women.
They were the standard dressing for men and women in all ancient cultures in the Near East and Egypt.
The Kingdom of Sumer in Mesopotamia whose greatest achievement was the invention of writing recorded two categories of clothing.
They were wide cut and often pleated with an A-line so that horse riding became more comfortable.
The upper part of dresses could now be tailored exactly to the body.Outside Western cultures, men's clothing commonly includes skirts and skirt-like garments; however, in North America and much of Europe, the wearing of a skirt is today usually seen as typical for women and girls and not men and boys, the most notable exceptions being the cassock and the kilt.People have variously attempted to promote the wearing of skirts by men in Western culture and to do away with this gender distinction, albeit with limited general success Skirts have been worn since prehistoric times.In practice, it usually meant that women would wear male dress, i.e., shirts and trousers.
Men rarely went as far in the adoption of traditionally female dress modes.
In an intermediate stage to openly wearing trousers the upper classes favoured voluminous pantskirts and diverted skirts like the padded hose or the latter petticoat breeches.