Wednesday August 12, 2020

Metropolis: Short and sweet

The mini skirt has come a long way since its introduction in the 1960s, but while trends may have changed, its popularity has stayed permanent, writes Lisa Brady.

13th October, 2012
The 1980s look: shirt €5.99, chunky gold necklace €15.99, coloured bodysuit €12.99, leather skirt €9.99, shoes €11, all Photo: Feargal Ward

Ancient Greeks and Romans wore them in battle. Josephine Baker wore hers made out of bananas. But it wasn't until the 1960s, alongside Vietnam, civil rights marches and the Beatles, that the mini found its place in world fashion, and history.

Fifty years later, the short skirt is still turning heads. According to eBay, which has 32,000 miniskirts for sale online, Irish women still believe that less is more, as sales of the popular piece...

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