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The History of the Mini Skirt

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The skirt is viewed in a woman’s wardrobe as one of the most feminine pieces she can own. While the mini skirt may carry such a demeanor, it has found itself existing as long as fashion itself has, outshining the midi-skirt. Over the decades, through WWI and post-war escapism, it went from the “flapper” style, an androgynous design with hemlines up to one’s knee, to the epitome of elegance with Christian Dior’s “New Look”. Despite your perspective of the mini skirt today, this leg-baring trend has never left, as it’s once again on the runways of New York Fashion Week SS16.

 

Carven Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection

Carven Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection

 

Over the past few seasons, midi skirts have become the norm — styled with a tee and flats, they’ve been portrayed as the cool-girl’s alternative to pants. This season’s trend forecast indicated hemlines are on the rise again, whether it’s your style or not. Ironically this leg-baring trend has found a number of ways to find its way into a woman’s wardrobe.

 

 

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