Fighting for the Mini [Skirt]

Hello Fabulous Fashionista/0! Today I will be taking you back in time to an era where women were fighting for their (mainstream) rights to wear miniskirts.

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Wait what? Yep, you read that correctly. Around the late 1960’s was an era of youth rebellion well marked by war protesters, rock ‘n roll and (most importantly) the mainstream birth of the mini skirt (duh). Women were taking a more liberal approach to fashion resulting in shorter skirt lengths. I am emphasizing “mainstream” because the 1960’s wasn’t when mini skirts were first pioneered. They’ve shown up historically and well before the 1920’s but it wasn’t until this 1960’s when they reached mainstream popularity in the street fashion world.lead_large

Street style was rapidly evolving however, the fashion industry failed to take note of what women were wearing. Unfortunately, top fashion designers, magazines and retailers were still looking oversees at Paris for their fashion forecasts instead of looking outside their windows. Coco Chanel and Christian Dior even despised this new trend. The fashion industry still favored the long conservative 50’s  skirt lengths. But alas, American and British women alike weren’t buying it, consequently a new era of fashion emerged and the miniskirt was born. If you love yourself a mini skirt or dress, you have these women who paved the way to where the mini skirt is today, to thank.

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No one was holding them back from wearing them however, the miniskirts weren’t mainstream in the fashion world yet and weren’t common at retails. All women wanted was to see them on magazines and for sale at stores. They wanted miniskirts to be a thing, a huge thing. And the rest is history.

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Anyways, that’s a brief history on the miniskirt for you. One would think there isn’t much history behind fashion, but there is. And most of it is some interesting stuff.

If you haven’t already, check out my look inspired by this era on my last post under the “style” tab.

That’s all for now. See you next week♥

XOXO

-C.C♥

{These photos are credited to their respected website and owners. I do not claim ownership to these pictures}

 

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