The classic mini skirt – a short history of the short skirt.
When British fashion designer Mary Quant first created an extremely short skirt in the late 1950’s, nobody would have thought that she had fashioned a classic piece of clothing that would stay popular over decades. Named after the “Mini” car, the skirt was instantly all the rage: not only was it a trendy piece to wear, it was also a statement. A statement for freedom and youth, for revolution and self-determination. The upholders of moral standards despised this little piece of fabric because they considered it to be obscene and too sexy; the young girls of the 60’s however, wore it with pride and self-confidence and so the mini skirt became – next to the Beatles and Twiggy (who was a great mini skirt fan herself) – one of the most important symbols of the swinging 60’s.
The mini skirt
, which is supposed to end at least 10 centimetres above the knees (according to the official definition), took all of Europe by storm and remained to be an all-time classic in the wardrobes of fashion-conscious women
. One reason for this fact is the mass of celebrities who have reinvented this little piece of fabric time and time again and made it their own trademark, just like Tina Turner did with the leather mini skirt or also petite Jane Birkin. Today, there are miniskirts in all different kinds of shapes and colours; however, a mini skirt can hardly be called a mini skirt anymore if it’s “only” ten centimetres above the knees. Micro miniskirts, that just cover the bum, are more en vogue than ever before and they are getting more popular than the almost maiden-like miniskirts when it comes to sex appeal.
Miniskirts – Who can wear them?
Fair enough: a super short skirt is not the right thing for everyone. In order to wear a mini skirt, your frame of mind needs to be right and of course your legs need to be beautiful. There’s simply no other piece of clothing putting a woman’s legs more in the limelight than a mini skirt. It has no mercy, especially in summer, showing off the naked legs and feet in flip flops: your legs need to look cared for, be shaved and slender. Ladies with slightly stout legs should only wear a mini skirt combined with opaque tights and a pair of leggings. However, there are far more figure-flattering pieces of clothing for the summer (e.g. a trendy circle skirts or a well-cut pair of Capri pants) focusing on bigger figures a lot better than a miniskirts.
Favourite summer wear: super short skirts.
Next to flowing silk maxi dresses and trendy shorts, miniskirts are definitely some of the most favourite pieces of clothing in summer. Needless to say, this classic is also a part of the latest Ana Alcazar collection. Miniskirts by Ana Alcazar know how to impress with their eccentric fabrics and avant-garde cuts that often need a second look to show all their refinement. Browse through our small but excellent selection of miniskirts now and show your legs and your self-confidence with the help of the designs by Ana Alcazar.