Fabulously trendy with a little sass, this lovely skirt will look stunning with your tall riding boots and over-the-knee socks, demurely classic! The H&M Brand started in Sweden in 1947 under the name Hennes, a new fashion-forward line for the discriminating woman. When Hennes merged with the outdoor hunting label Mauritz in 1969 the H&M brand took off; many of the current pieces show these original hunting roots as well as the tweeds and plaids that define the country life style. The balloon skirt – also called a bubble skirt or tulip skirt – became very popular in the 1950s and has been seen in various fashion collections over the decades. Wool blend fabric in grey with faint taupe plaid stripes, super wide banded waist with fabric loops and matching fabric tie belt, tonal acetate lining, rear zip and hook, pleated body with tucked under hem, excellent condition, marked size 8, c1990s. The following measurements were taken with the garment lying FLAT and recorded in inches, please be sure and DOUBLE the appropriate measurements: Waist: 14 ½, hips: 22, length: 22.