Miniskirt through history
When we go all the way back to 5000 B.C. and see the figurine of a young girl wearing a short skirt that archaeologists reportedly uncovered and dated back to some time between 5400 and 4700 B.C we see that woman had the urge of being trendy even in the ancient times.
Archaeologists also come to discover that ancient Egyptians dug the short look as well, via a few found frescos depicting young women donning short skirts.
Among the many revolutions of the Swinging ’60s, from The Beatles to the first man on the moon, the Miniskirt remains one of the era’s most enduring icons.
Since then, mini skirts have existed as a symbol of women’s liberation. It is no coincidence that designers like Mary Quant, André Courrèges, and Yves Saint Laurent all began to raise hemlines, (and some eyebrows), during the early days of the feminist movement.
In “Swinging London,” models like Twiggy sported mod miniskirts with white tights and go-go boots; in Paris, the look became part of the Space Age trend; and in America, activists like Germaine Greer and Gloria Steinem sported them on the front lines.
Miniskirt Fun Fact: A true miniskirt is no longer than 4 inches, or 10 cm, below the buttocks. A micro-miniskirt has a hemline that stops at the upper thigh, just below crotch level!