Thoroughly Modern Miniskirt!

If you’ve seen the movie American Hustle, you probably had fun with the large hair, the vivid colors and the cool music (representing the late 1970s early 1980s). Fashion is always fun! A unique, admired item that made its way into mainstream fashion in the 1960s is the miniskirt. Today, in 2014, the miniskirt is here to stay!

The miniskirt always remains modern. With a hemline well above the knees, normally half-way up the thigh or higher, miniskirts and minidresses make a powerful fashion statement.


Miniskirt Fun Fact: A true miniskirt is  no longer than 4 inches, or 10 cms, below the buttocks. A micro-miniskirt has a hemline that stops at the upper thigh, just below crotch level.

The popularity of miniskirts spiked in the “Swinging London” of the 1960s, especially with teenagers and young adults. Before this time, miniskirts were generally only seen in sport and dance clothing.

The miniskirt has made a maxi-impact on fashion culture!


Miniskirt Fun Fact: Stretch miniskirts and micro-miniskirts are often made of Spandex material or PVC, and are many times worn by daring divas, especially as clubwear. Stiletto pumps and great legs are a miniskirt’s best friends!


Miniskirt Fashion Tip: Over summer and warmer months, if you can get away with bare legs beneath your miniskirt, go for it. On cooler months, opaque stockings, even fishnets, rev your miniskirts up to steamy levels of glamour.

Miniskirt Fun Fact: The earliest known culture to have females wearing clothing resembling miniskirts were the Duan Qun Miao, which literally meant “short skirt Miao.”

You find the miniskirt shocking? Add modesty with a leotard stocking!




Thoroughly modern miniskirt!

Most things in mini size aren’t all that fun! Mini candy bars (big ones are better), mini money in your wallet (much money is better), mini donuts (large ones are better). But in the realm of dresses and skirts, minis are a great way to flirt!




Miniskirt Styles:

  1. Pencil skirt – Hugs the hips and upper thighs (straight cut).
  2. Circular skirt – Flares at the hem.
  3. A-Line skirt – Flares out like the letter A.
  4. Wrap skirt – Wraps around your waist, hips.
  5. Pleated skirt – Made of various pleats (often plaid in pattern).
  6. Leather skirt – Made of va va voom leather.

With a miniskirt, the cut may be different, but the length remains the same: short!

Miniskirts, considered provocative and playful, can radiate class and style, when worn well!

Sexy, sensual, smooth. Groove through your day the miniskirt way.


Did you think miniskirts are only for dancers, figure skaters, tennis players and cheerleaders? Ramp up your style in a stylish miniskirt. Be a fashion leader.

When worn well, miniskirts are haute couture. Give it a whirl. Whether you choose to wear a miniskirt is your prerogative by being a girl.

“Excuse me, I believe the lower part of your skirt is gone.”

“You obviously failed fashion. The miniskirt lives on!”

Thoroughly modern miniskirt!

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two Natalie North murder mysteries, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her passion for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website, her author fashion/style/beauty/book blog, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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2 Responses to Thoroughly Modern Miniskirt!

  1. Jalen McCollum says:

    If a true miniskirt is no more than 4 inches/10 centimeters below the buttocks, then are mid-thigh skirts simply “mid-thigh skirts” or “mid-length skirts”?


    • Hi Jalen,

      Great question. Technically, you are correct. Skirts going mid-thigh would be called mid-thigh skirts, however, people have lumped mini-skirts in one category, to mean short skirts. A true mini-skirt, in fashion, is no more than 4 inches past the buttocks.

      Much the same as short-shorts, or hot-pants, that come right below the buttocks. People refer to them as shorts, but shorts can also be mid-thigh length or even to the knee.

      True mini-skirts and true hot-pants are short, short!
      Thanks for reading my style blog, I hope you enjoy it.

      Nancy Mangano


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