I have a feeling that this is going to be one of those cases where someone is going to immediately be able to tell me the story behind the garment. At least, I hope that is the case.
I bought this little plaid pleated skirt because I was puzzled by it, and here is why:
Built into it are a pair of bright red bloomers. The skirt is rather short, about knee length, and is made of what is probably a rayon fiber. The bloomers are cotton. The zipper is metal. It looks like something a girl would wear as part of a school uniform, but in this case it would have to be a larger girl because the waistband measures 30″.
So, am I warm? Do parochial school uniforms have built-in panties? Having attended only public schools that had a dress code but no uniforms, I’m clueless.
My other guess is that it is a vintage field hockey skirt. What do you think?