What’s short on material and long on sensational, va va voom impact? Yes, fashion divas, the miniskirt!
A miniskirt is a skirt with a hemline well above the knees, often at mid-thigh level, normally no longer than 10 cm (4 inches) below the buttocks. A mini-dress is a dress with such a hemline. A micro-miniskirt or micro skirt is a miniskirt with its hemline at the upper thigh, at or just below crotch level.
My oh my, fashion thigh high!
Miniskirt Fun Fact: The popularity of miniskirts peaked in the “Swinging London” of the 1960s, but it still lives in fashion today! Before the 1960s, most short skirts were only seen in sports and dance clothing, such as female tennis players, figure skaters, cheerleaders and dancers.
Dance the day away the miniskirt way! A skirt that flirts loudly with no words spoken!
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One major plus of the miniskirt is that depending on your mood and destination, the same skirt, highlighted by how you accessorize, can look brassy, sassy, classy or trashy. Your taste – your choice!
The miniskirt: minimum material – maximum oomph!
Sexy, sensual, sensational, small. The tiny miniskirt, of types of skirts, outshines them all! Walk tall in a short skirt!
Miniskirt Fashion Tip: During the summer, or in warmer weather, miniskirts look best worn with a bare leg. Too cold, or you prefer more covering? Try opaque stockings or fishnets for a look that is rocking!
Miniskirt Fun Fact: In the heart of fashionable “Swinging London”, the miniskirt was able to spread beyond a simple street fashion into a major international trend. The style came into prominence when Jean Shrimpton wore a short white shift dress, made by Colin Rolfe, on October 30, 1965 at Derby Day, the first day of the annual Melbourne Cup Carnival in Australia. The outcome? She caused a sensation!
Nancy Sinatra joined in on that sensation! Short skirts and high boots is a stylish look that suits!
During the mid-1970s, the fashion industry largely returned to longer skirts such as the midi and the maxi. This could be in part to the growth of the feminist movement. However, miniskirts never entirely went away. Think Deborah Harry of the group Blondie, during the “new wave” of the late 1970s.
Miniskirt Fashion Tip: Not so comfortable in a short, short skirt with bare legs? Miniskirts can also be worn over trousers or jeans, or with leggings that provide coverage of each leg from above the knee.
Short Skirt Fun Fact: During her theater performance in the Folies Bergere in Paris in 1926, Josephine Baker wore a short skirt made from bananas.
Go bananas by the beauty of the miniskirt!
Casual or dressy, the minskirt proves the theory that less is truly more! Never a fashion bore!
The miniskirt can be a “short cut” above to endless style and class!
Sales Clerk: “May I help you?”
Fashion Diva: “Yes. I’m looking for a short skirt, but not too, too short. Classy, but not trashy. Form fitting, but easy to walk in.”
Sales Clerk: “How about a miniskirt made from spandex?”
Fashion Diva: “I prefer the skirt to be a bit modest, but also sex…”
Sales Clerk: “…Sexy, let me see. Ah, here we go, the perfect miniskirt.”
Fashion Diva: “Oh my gosh, it is gorgeous! I want that exact skirt for me!”
Sales Clerk: “I’m sorry, dear. We only have one left and I just sold this skirt to me!”
Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two riveting Natalie North murder mystery novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her lifelong love of fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website www.nancymangano.com, her fashion/style/beauty/book blog www.passionforprying.wordpress.co, Twitter @nancymangano and her author Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


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