Stockings with suspenders garters were not considered practical with miniskirts and were replaced with coloured tights. The British invasion: the music, the times, the era. Clothing: A Global History. In , the British designer Vivienne Westwood offered her first "mini-crini", an abbreviated version of the Victorian crinoline. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. While very short skirts have existed for a long time, they were generally not called "mini" until the s.
Carla. Age: 32.
Much to her surprise, the ten-inch long garments rapidly sold out.
Lillie. Age: 22.
When Skirts and Dresses Are Too Short (111 pics)
In spring of as featured in the June issue of Time Magazine that year , short skirts began to re-emerge, notably in the form of " rah-rahs ", which were modeled on those worn by female cheerleaders at sporting and other events. The very short skirt is an element of Japanese school uniform , which since the s has been exploited by young women who are part of the kogal or gyaru subculture as part of their look. The article characterized the miniskirt as stopping eight inches above the knee. In response, Quant retorted that there was clearly no understanding of the tights worn underneath.