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Monday, 13 February 2012

That's technically a mini on the left; but the one on the right is what we're looking for today.
The miniskirt is defined as a short skirt with a hemline several inches above the knee.  That seems pretty concise, but there's still a lot of leg left to uncover - and that's precisely what happened in the early seventies.  The mini's hemline crept up and up resulting in super short dresses and "micro minis".  These things took the magical mini to new heights - to the point where it was almost impractical.  Sitting without overexposure was borderline impossible and even the tiniest of breezes could give passerby a generous eyeful.

Needless to say, once the mini had reached its absolute limit (any further and it would have not been a skirt or dress at all, but rather a sort of indecent looking blouse), the mini fell out of vogue.  Hot pants kept the dream alive, but the ever shortening skirt that seemed to creep up with each passing year (much to the chagrin of teachers and parents) was no more.

Again, the dress on the left is technically a mini; however, by the early seventies, they were looking more like the one on the right..

Today we're going to memorialize those skirts that tested the boundaries.  Miniskirts and mini-dresses that rose five inches and counting above the knee. I'm not sure how these girls sat or bent over even a little bit... but 'ours is not to reason why'. Enjoy.

(as usual, click images to view larger size)

(above) The mini on the right may be one of the highest pictured in this post. Pretty impressive.

And the winner is.....


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