Monday, 25 August 2014

Mini Skirt in 1970's

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.

Monday, 25 February 2013


A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist and covers all or part of the legs. In the western world, skirts are usually considered women's clothing. However, there are exceptions. The kilt is a traditional men's garment in Scotland, and some fashion designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, have shown men's skirts.

At its simplest, a skirt can be a draped garment made out of a single piece of material (such as pareos), but most skirts are fitted to the body at the waist and fuller below, with the fullness introduced by means of dart, gores, pleats, or panels. Modern skirts are usually made of light to mid-weight fabrics, such as denim, jersey, worsted, or poplin. Skirts of thin or clingy fabrics are often worn with slips to make the material of the skirt drape better and for modesty.

The hemline of skirts varies according to the personal taste of the wearer which can be influenced by such factors as social context, fashion, and cultural conceptions of modesty. Some medieval upper-class women wore skirts over three meters in diameter at the bottom. At the other extreme, the miniskirts of the 1960s were minimal garments that may have barely covered the underwear when seated. Costume historians typically use the word "petticoat" to describe skirt-like garments of the 18th century or earlier.

Monday, 30 July 2012


Until 1960s
From the ancient Greek tunic until the military tunic of Roman times, the very short tunic was exclusively worn by slaves and fighters. In the Middle Ages they were worn under the armour.

During her theatre performances in the Folies Bergère in Paris in 1926, Joséphine Baker wore a sort of miniskirt made from bananas.

In the 1950s, they could be seen in the science fiction films Devil Girl from Mars and Forbidden Planet.

Friday, 26 August 2011


A miniskirt, sometimes hyphenated as mini-skirt, is a skirt with a hemline well above the knees – generally no longer than 10 cm (4 in) below the buttocks; and a minidress is a dress with a similar meaning. A micro-miniskirt or microskirt is a further abbreviation of the miniskirt and short shorts are the shortened versions of the shorts.

The popularity of miniskirts peaked in the "Swinging London" of the 1960s, but its popularity is since still commonplace among many women, mostly teenagers, preteens, and young adults. Before that time, short skirts were only seen in sport clothing, such as skirts worn by female tennis players.