History of the skirt part 2

30/07/2021

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the skirt began to be worn narrower and some even very tight to the body to highlight the curves. In the twenties Coco Chanel proposed another style of garment, much wider and shorter that facilitated movement for women. Thus, Chanel managed to impose a new style with the so-called "long Chanel". In the fifties, splendor returned, the "New look" by Cristian Dior triumphed. The silhouette is forced again with a very narrow waist, a lot of volume on the shoulders, chest and in the skirt that increases its flight, but staying below the knees. During the sixties, a type of skirt emerged that had never been seen before, and that lasts to this day: the miniskirt. It was created by British Mary Quant, inspired by "Mini" cars. It was characterized by having a length that reached above the knee, something extremely scandalous for the time. This length not only represented a fashion, but a way of expressing the feminine liberation of those times. In the eighties, nineties and early twenty-first century, various types of skirts were seen that are inspired by previous designs, with slight variations in length, cut or pattern. However, in the early 2000s, the micro skirt was a force, much shorter and more provocative than the miniskirt.