Existing, paradoxically, since ancient times, this small and sexy piece of clothing, embodied one of the most fascinating paradoxes of our times. In time, she suggested both accountability and vulnerability, as well as independence and the desire to please, liberate and exploit. Condemned but at the same time loved, the mini skirt exploded in the social landscape, suddenly making women (but also men) pay attention to something that had been hidden until then: the woman’s legs.
In the course of the 80s, the miniskirt returned with a retro fashion, often with bright colors and shapes reminiscent of the 60s. Some designers also tried to create the skirt for men, without success. In the 70s, the couturier Jacques Esterel was the first to do so, he was followed 10 years later by Jean Paul Gaultier. The skirt, especially the miniskirt, thus remains a symbol of femininity and independence. A group of Tunisian women, shocked by the story of an Algerian student banned from exams for having too short a skirt, make the garment a manifesto for women’s rights. In all seasons, women wear this fashion piece with tights and boots in winter or with sandals in summer. The miniskirt comes in a multitude of shapes, lengths, materials and colors to meet all needs. The one that was once an object of emancipation is now seen as “basic”. Women waited until the 20th century to reveal their knees. But it was in the 1960s that the miniskirt in France became a stylistic symbol celebrating a woman freed from conservative dress codes. If we meet her today without raising eyebrows, it was not always so. Back to its history. The liberation of women has taken place over a long period. After World War I, during the Roaring Twenties, women clearly claimed a desire for freedom and sought to assert themselves in society. The progress of fashion will very quickly improve their conditions: they adopt most comfortable outfits, the skirt reaches the level of the knees. Women even opt for a dress style close to the man: the famous “boyish” is emerging. But it was during the post-war boom, more precisely during the 1960s, that the miniskirt will appear and become a symbol of the emancipation of women. It’s no secret: the skirt is an essential basic that accompanies us through the seasons, winter and summer. Its length and style is endless to adapt to our desires (and temperatures). Small fashion lesson to find the one that suits us. The skirt, symbol of femininity True representative of women’s freedom and emancipation – just that – the skirt was, however, until the 16th century intended for men. Since ancient times, these gentlemen actually wore many tunics and gowns, especially in Egypt and Rome. But today the situation has changed. Because even if the Scots will always continue to wear their kilts, just as the Sri Lankans will not give up their sarongs, the skirt is now considered the quintessential feminine garment. And she intends to stay that way. When the fairer sex began to wear skirts, they were always long. It wasn’t until the trends of the 60s that the miniskirt saw the light of day and began to democratize. Terribly effective when you want to play it sexy without making too much effort, she is now the best ally for women who want to show off their legs. As for the pencil skirt, contrary to what one might think, it is not only reserved for office wear despite its strict airs. Its cut close to the body emphasizes the shapes and gives a femme fatale look. Wiser, midi skirts or long skirts give off a unique and ultra desirable vintage aura. And that’s good because this season, their bohemian-inspired retro style has never been so trendy.
Skirts like to surprise us with prints, lively shades, scooped cuts or even graphic transparent bands. In addition to the patterns and colors, it is the materials that also attract attention. Whether tight, skater or pleated, the leather skirt is obviously the sexiest option, ideal for playing rebels both day and night. If we are fans of the seventies trend, we would rather opt for a skirt in fluid lace or velvet, a very popular material this winter. And of course, we won’t forget to bring out our little sequined skirt for the holiday season.
In 2000, mini skirts went to new lengths and heights. There are mini skirts and micro skirts. They make models with long legs look even taller. Women love to wear them and men love to watch them.
Accepted and promoted by the feminist movement that saw the bare feet as a symbol of emancipation, contested by many for defying social conventions and daring to show what should remain invisible, the mini skirt broke social and cultural patterns in an era when the revolt was the watchword among the youth.
So , OK , but where could you were this kind of skirt? Let’s see:
– at parties, and yes, if it’s a casual party choose a denim mini skirt
– at college, surprisingly but yes, if you choose a elegant skirt matched with a long sleeves shirt and over the knee boots.
– at walks – choose to tease your boyfriend , you will surely give him some nice memories
Many stylists are saying that you have to be extra careful and realistic concerning yourself and not to wear such a skirt unless you have a beautiful body. But some other opinion who consider that you could try this no matter your body shape. Important is how you feel when you wear this plus that all men around from work, from school, will feel excellent, except your boyfriend of course.