In her article about the history of the mini skirt written for Harper's Bazaar online, Katie Pieri says "Fifty years after a small London designer, Mary Quant, debuted her head-turning, boundary-crossing, fashion-changing, societal barometer known as the mini skirt, it's still a hot commodity."
Isn't that the truth! Since it's debut, the mini-skirt has exhibited unwavering popularity. It's shape has changed, as have it's colors, patterns, and overall aesthetic-but it's popularity has never changed. Women continue to want to show the world some leg, and I don't blame them. Most women feel better about their legs than they do about their tummies or their bums, which is why we see more women wearing mini-skirts than short-shorts and crop-tops.
So, taking my inspiration from Pieri's article, I've compiled my favorite mini-skirt moments from her article and from other places. Then, I've found some great vintage skirts from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s in Etsy shops in case you love the look of a decade so much that you want to buy it!
Lets see those gams!
Jean Shrimpton- October 30, 1965
Twiggy- August 21, 1967
Fanciness Etsy Shop-Vintage 1960s Minidress
Bianca Jagger, 1974
BottegaVintage Etsy Shop- Vintage 1970s Skirt
Madonna- May 18th, 1985
SemipreciousGarnetts Etsy Shop- Vintage 1980s Skirt
Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash in Clueless, 1995
Decades Etsy Shop-Vintage 1990s Skirt
Blake Lively-May 9th 2011
Diane Kruger- May 17th, 2012
I love the 1960s mini. Twiggy is the queen of the 1960's mini and it's super-short, young-and-fresh aesthetic;and I love looking at her pictures from that era. I love little jumpers with a psychedelic print.
However, the mini skirt in any era gives the woman wearing it an instant air of confidence that everyone can see. Which mini skirt moment is your favorite? Or, maybe you have one of your own?
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