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Miniskirt Marks its 50th Anniversary!

Miniskirt Marks its 50th Anniversary!
Miniskirt Marks its 50th Anniversary!

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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