The traditional dress of a Highborn lady has two skirts: a tight underskirt and a voluminous overskirt. The tight undershirt restricts the wearer's legs, making them walk with tiny, graceful steps. The overskirts sometimes have pleats that open embroidered panels when the wearer turns.
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part I", III — "let the heavy velvet of her gown act as padding as she caromed down the stair's stony throat."
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Seeker's Mask, "Part I", I — "pivoting on her toes. Her full outer skirt belled out round her, velvet pleats opening to reveal panels of rich embroidery, restraint transformed by long practice into grace."
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part I", III — "snatched up both of her skirts and ran,"
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part I", III — "the tight under and voluminous overskirt."
- ↑ To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter VIII: A Forgotten Name", I — "Because of her tight under skirt, she moved in tiny steps converted by long practice into a smooth glide."