Amid the mid-1970s, the style business generally came back to longer skirts, for example, the midi and the maxi. Writer Christopher Booker gave two purposes behind this response: firstly, that "there was very nearly no place else to go ... the small skirts could go no higher"; and besides, in his perspective, "spruced up in smaller than expected skirts and sparkly PVC macintoshes, given such indifferent names as 'dolly feathered creatures', young ladies had been changed into disposable plastic objects".certainly this extending of hemlines harmonized with the development of the women's activist development. Notwithstanding, in the 1960s the smaller than expected had been viewed as an image of liberation, and it was worn by some, for example, Germaine Greer and, in the accompanying decade, Gloria Steinem,who got to be known for their advancement of ladies' issues. Greer herself composed in 1969 that:
"The ladies continued moving while their long skirts crawled up, and their supports broke up, and their areolas blast through like hyacinth tips and their garments wilted away to the minor wisps and phantoms of draperies to beautify and commend ..."
Undoubtedly, miniskirts never completely went away and, for instance, were frequently worn by Deborah Harry, of the gathering Blondie, amid the "new wave" of the late 70s.