During the 1980’s mini skirts were considered to be the height of fashion, and were worn by many women everywhere. A mini skirt is defined as a skirt that has a hemline that sits far above the knees and is usually no more than 10 centimeters below the wearer’s buttocks, and has a hemline that sits on the upper thigh, or just below the crotch.
Where It All Began
It was during the 1960’s when mini skirts first found their fame. The so-called ‘Swinging Sixties’ became an era many were proud to be a part of thanks to the amazing music scene, but it was also the clothing that made this era an unforgettable one.
Before the 1960’s, mini skirts were not seen as much of a fashion item, rather they were worn during sporting events (Tennis and cheerleading, for example), and occasionally by dancers too.
In 1982, mini skirts that were also known as ‘Rah-rah’ skirts started to hit the shelves of fashion stores, these skirts were created to mimic those which were worn by cheerleaders and other women who participated in sporting events. Although these skirts were made to be worn as leisure wear, they found their way into the business world, and some women started to wear them as part of their work uniform. Mini skirt suits became popular during this decade, and it wasn’t uncommon for women to be more than happy to wear these very short skirts to the office, while still managing to carry off a professional appearance.