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miniskirt

skirts hemmed at mid-thigh or higher; heyday of the leg in fashion world (1960s). [Am. Hist.: Sann, 255–263]
See: Fads
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Mind you, I did see an elderly lady in there the other day and I was all ready to whoop and cheer "yey old timer, good on you, over here for the cropped cardies", when I realised she was actually with her teenage granddaughter buying her a cropped denim mini-skirt. And some leggings.
Pictures: JOHN GLADWIN; MAKE-UP: The tattooed ex-lorry driver dons mini-skirt in his Lady Una role; MACHO: Brian dresses in normal fellas' clobber for some learner students
'I'd love to be able to wear a mini-skirt - I haven't been able to wear one for years, and they're all in the shops again now.
A mini-skirt, for example, transforms tartan from old-fashioned to sexy.
Heads turned and jaws dropped when the mini-skirt burst on to the fashion scene in the mid-1960s, and within a year anyone who had legs worth flaunting was wearing one.
Mini-skirt, pounds 95; belt, pounds 12; crossover print top with black edging, pounds 66, all from Urban Outfitters; khaki fishnet fingerless gloves, pounds 8, from Morgan
8 ( ANI ): The world's first convertible travel outfit allows women to unzip parts of a warm hooded jacket and remove them, to turn it into a strapless dress or mini-skirt ready for arrival in sunnier climes.
"But I wanted the mini-skirt because I think it really suits Amy's sassy character."
Smith - who previously had a stint as a photographic swimwear model - admitted: "I used to have a mini-skirt on.
Her sister Michelle, 23, also of Norwich, added: "What is wrong with her wearing a mini-skirt? Why can't she wear what she likes like everyone else does?"
Fashion student Eloise Crabb has captured the beatnik 60s look to a tee with her powder blue eye shadow, black mini-skirt, striped hairband and fishnets.
Says Cat: ``A mini-skirt is totally unforgiving and I think you have to be very brave to wear one.