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Miniskirt Marks its 50th Anniversary!

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Just in time for Spring Fashion Week, the miniskirt marks the 50th Anniversary of its first appearance in Vogue.

To celebrate, Reminisce, the top-selling nostalgia magazine, has unveiled Mad for Minis, a vivid recap of photos and facts highlighting how these short skirts sparked a fashion rebellion.

The mini skirt became a fashion statement that transcended beyond threads, "it symbolized freedom for women whose legs were now free to move."

Mini Skirt Fun Facts Courtesy of Reminisce Magazine

Did you know…

  • London designer Mary Quant is often credited as the mother of the mini, shortening hemlines since the late 1950s and then going on to open her store in Chelsea.
  • Quant was inspired by the ballerinas she watched as a child and wanted to create clothes that allowed women to dance. She named her skirt sensation after her favorite car, the Mini Cooper.
  • Once the Chelsea-girl look caught on in London and models like Twiggy rose to superstardom, the miniskirt made its way to the U.S.


  • American clothing companies were reluctant to adopt the mini—until they spotted trendsetter Jackie Kennedy wearing one.

Check out the history of the mini skirt at



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