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How to Look Good in a Mini Skirt

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Tips for How to Look Good in a Mini Skirt

Tips for How to Look Good in a Mini Skirt

Stylish Mini Skirts for Women

Short mini skirts still remain a hot and always in-trend piece of women's clothing that most every female should own. Guys certainly love them because they are the shortest of skirts that allow women to show off their pretty long legs. Though, even if your legs aren't that great, you can still wear one with leggings or colored stockings and still pull off the hot look.

The women's mini skirt initially caught everyone's attention in the 60s and still does today. Here you'll learn how this fashion item actually came about, where to buy one online, and how to look good in one. Women of all ages seem to enjoy this look.

History of the Mini Skirt

The beginning of the mini skirt in the 1960s was credited to the London fashion designer Mary Quant, who began actually producing the short mini dress and skirt that were both set six to seven inches above the knee. Although, the French designer André Courrèges is considered the mini skirt's true inventor.

In 1965, Quant took the idea from the 1964 designs by Courrèges and took the shorter styles and made them even shorter for her boutique Bazaar. Mary Quant is rightfully credited with making the mini skirt a popular style that had not taken off when it made its earlier debut in France.

The fashion trend took off because it was so different, and to wear it well, you had to be young. For the first time ever in any fashion era, the young became the leaders of fashion. The Quant style was soon known as the Chelsea Look.

The mini skirt eventually evolved into the micro-mini in 1967, which was nothing but a tiny strip of material that finished just below the bottom. Girls briefly experimented with pulling and stretching their stockings as high as possible, but soon the mini skirt reached new heights and pantyhose replaced stockings and suspenders. Women's hemlines of the 1960s were a gauge of contemporary attitudes: when the consumerist 'Swinging Sixties' was at its height, so were women's hemlines.

By the end of the decade, with the two extremes of skirt length popular (micro and mini), as well as the midi length, Vogue proclaimed, "The length of your skirt is how you feel this moment." If you feel playful and sexy, choose to wear a mini skirt. Feeling serious and just want to appear stylish, choose a midi skirt. The midi has recently made a come-back and are quite popular in 2015, along with the mini.

When women began to consider their personal comfort and lifestyle when choosing their fashions, the midi and maxi skirts soon made their appearance. During the 1970s, the mini skirt popularity faded as women wanted to be respected for their mental capabilities rather than their beauty. Women basically wanted to get away from being stereotyped and taken seriously not only by their counterparts but by men, too.

It may have taken 20 years to achieve their goal, but in the 1990s the fashion trend came back, often seen on popular sitcoms like Friends and Sex in the City. Women began to realize they could be respected for both intelligence and beauty and embraced it!

Fashion Statements

Fashion Statements

How to Look Good in a Mini Skirt

Those who enjoy wearing a mini skirt should know how to look their best while wearing one. If you're blessed with long, lean legs, then this is a perfect look for you! This style allows you to show your femininity and your great-looking legs at the same time. You can pull this look off with virtually any type of women's shoe, sandal, bootie or boot.

If you have short legs that aren't so perfect, don't despair, you too can still look good in one. You can add height and lengthen your legs by simply wearing a heeled shoe or boot. Also consider wearing colored or black tights with your mini, which is a very current look right now, anyway.

Also, be sure to shave your legs or have them waxed to look really put together in your mini skirt. They can be purchased in a wide variety of materials including cotton, denim, leather, wool, knits and other fabrics. Price range is $5 to $250, the price is highest for a designer mini skirt. This great-looking fashion staple is a must-have for any woman's wardrobe and be just as popular in twenty years from now.

Picking Out an Item for Your Wardrobe

Pick a pattern you like or go with a solid, either way you'll look fabulous! Perfect for the club or a date night, this women's short skirt has a modern vibe all of its own. A chain print denim skirt that can take you to the office or out on the town in style. It has the casual feel of denim with a fresh, classy look. Pair this skirt with your favorite sandals, pumps, or flats and your off!

Micro Mini Skirts

Micro Mini Skirts

Styles for Juniors

It's such a more feminine way to dress and let's the world know that your proud to be a girl! Young women, why not show off your flirtatious side by giving the jeans a break once in a while? From bubble skirts to leather skirts, mini skirts for juniors are hugely popular in the fashion scene.

If your looking to spice up your look, this is a great way to do it. You might be surprised at all the second glances you get, too.

Pleated for Juniors

Pleated for Juniors

Pleated Styles

If you're looking to add a little adventure to your wardrobe, the pleated mini in a plaid pattern or solid color will do the trick nicely. The plaid skirt has always been popularly worn by school-age girls. It can also be the perfect choice for younger women that want to portrait the image of a school girl, which a lot of guys seem to really enjoy.

Of course, this look not only makes you look younger but most importantly makes you feel younger when your wearing one and who doesn't want to look and feel younger than they really are? These styles are not only cute for girls, but the ladies love the look and it can be quite sexy, as well.

Denim skirts are perfect casual wear and one with pleats is so much more flirtatious than just a plain old jean skirt. If you like the western appeal, slip on a pair a cowgirl boots too. Dress it up with any top or dress it down with a sweatshirt, either way this look rocks.

The cute micro-mini

The cute micro-mini

Micro Mini Skirts

Micro anything, means just that, very small. This is the shortest type of skirt available.

Share Your Opinion

l..J. on May 07, 2019:

I like shorts skirts

kaf9292 on May 20, 2018:

A miniskirt is far more comfortable for men than pants or shorts. Looking good is all about having the proper attitude. Just be your ordinary masculine self without any ridiculous feminine overtones. Choose a skirt that covers your panty when standing. Realize that people are going to see your panty so attempt to color coordinate your panty with your skirt. Just relax and be your normal self. Then you will be a very comfortable and handsome dude.

Aye1 on February 23, 2018:

To me mini skirt is not too short at all, it's a global beyond the boundaries, most nations adopted these days and age, I hope never going to be out of fashion.

Patagoniakid on December 28, 2014:

Most guys don't realize it but they can also rock mini skirts successfully. See these guys in skirts and note they still look like guys just as women in pants still look like women: http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/2206467... They are obviously NOT "cross dressing" trying to look like women.

A SKIRT is more practical for males than females due to anatomy alone (no crotch binding inseams) and males have worn mini skirt equivalents far longer throughout time than women so it is really nothing new. Guys, try wearing a short skirt on a hot day and I guarantee you won't give it up..ever! Another benefit is most (not all) women will find you "intriguing" in the skirt. (You will get more action than the jocks). They know you aren't the homophobic, sexist, gay, or sexually insecure controlling idiot they often encounter. Women should be promoting skirts on men to help level the playing field and help men breakout out of their 150+ year old boring fashion...

Tony Bonura from Tickfaw, Louisiana on January 10, 2013:

I am a very big fan of the mini skirt. Always have been and I guess I always will be too.


Lorelei Cohen from Canada on December 02, 2012:

I have seen the most unlikely people wear mini skirts and look gorgeous. Age or weight is no barrier to who can look good in a mini skirt. My sister has great legs and I think she'll look good in a mini when she is 90.

anonymous on July 30, 2012:

Mini skirts are great for summer to help keep cool, and they look nice. :)

RhondaTrapp on May 25, 2012:

Awesome !

MelonyVaughan on April 01, 2012:

I agree with squidshe. Mini skirts are supposed to be short, why else would we still be calling them mini? Mini skirt can really spice up a dull or otherwise conservative outfit. Love the leather mini skirt at the end of this lens - hot!

Country Sunshine from Texas on January 14, 2012:

I've worn minis for many years. Unfortunately, as a chicken farmer, I don't get to wear them much anymore. Loved looking & "wishing" at all the photos. Great lens!

squidshe on November 10, 2011:

Mini skirts were meant to be short. Nice lens

RonnieV74 on September 10, 2011:

Awesome lens !

rosytaylor on July 13, 2011:

nice lens.....i like it!!!

FreshFashion123 on April 25, 2011:

Good Information on mini skirt fashion....you can know more at vogue.in

miaponzo on April 12, 2011:

I WISH :) But only at home :)

anonymous on January 07, 2011:

FANTASTIC lens. I've always loved and worn miniskirts, and probably always will. They are actually very practical. Worn with leggings, they are the best garment for bicycle riding and for being on the go.

anonymous on January 06, 2011:

I say if you have the figure and the confidence, then by all means wear it!!!

DallasNicole LM on January 05, 2011:

I don't think the skirts are too short.. But it depends on who is wearing it. I love mini skirts! I normally can't get away in them but if I could, trust me, I WOULD! LOL.. Nice Lens!

River88 on December 04, 2010:

Great lens on minis. I especially like the fact that you didn't leave out us plus size gals! I've always thought the micro mini was a bit much-save yourself the money and just put on a band-aid! LOL! Anyway, love your lens.

Joycevoice on October 24, 2010:

I love your lens as well as mini skirts, but they are too short today. It is so hard to move without trying to stay covered.

Magicality LM on October 22, 2010:

Mini skirt, boots, stockings ... woohoo

SofiaMann on October 08, 2010:

Depends on the figure and personality, as well as what you want cause. I do not use mini, but I think other women are doing very well.

anonymous on October 08, 2010:

When I look back at photographs and see how short we use to wear our skirts...my mind goes blank.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on September 16, 2010:

A simply gorgeous little lens :)

CassandraRichmond123 on June 29, 2009:

The denim pleated mini is to die for! Great lens.

oliviabrooks123 on June 29, 2009:

So good

RoseyGirl on January 01, 2009:

Nothing like a miniskirt to the day more interesting. Great lens, keep it up!

anonymous on November 01, 2008:

The denim pleated mini is to die for! Great lens. 5 stars.

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