My sister likes to call this the book thong skirt. She says the ribbons in the front with the pretty pearl ends reminds her of book thongs (if you don't know what they are, Google is your friend). Personally, I love skater skirts! I can never quite get enough of them. These come with really pretty white slim lace trimmings at the hem and of course, the 2 ribbons (book thongs) that you can opt to either tie it to a bow in the front or back. The material is textured and with a comfortable stretch, allowing you to breathe freely & not pinch your waist.