6/29/09

Mini Skirt Monday #15: Moments in Time

This is a great wedding photo captured at that perfect moment in time. I absolutely love the bride's expression, and check out those girls going airborne for that bouquet!

38 Years ago Today
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Check out these school girls from the early seventies. Could it be that the mini skirt went out of style simply because it could not get any higher? By the early seventies, the mini skirt had been taken to its most vertical extreme. This was demonstrated to an embarrassing effect on an infamous episode of Match Game '73 (watch it here).

Pep Squad Girls, 1971-72
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Of course, no one embraced the mini skirt trend more than the airline industry. Around 1972, women started protesting the practice, and a good deal of negative publicity was being generated. It didn't take long before the stewardess as "cocktail waitress in the sky" mentality was phased out almost entirely.

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4 comments:

  1. I wish I could have flown on a plane back then.

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  2. There's a photo of my mom some Easter morning (1971? 1972?) ready to go to church with us kids and her skirt is so short there isn't any leg left to hide. When I first saw that many years later I exclaimed "Mom! You wore THAT to CHURCH?" Her reply, "At least I had nice legs." I find this whole comment rather disturbing. Especially since I used the term "exclaimed."

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  3. Me too, Keith. Me too (sigh)

    Retro Hound - It's really strange when you think about it - we think today's world as being much more accepting/tolerant/uninhibited, etc..... yet, a short skirt as you described worn to church today would be scandalous. And 40 years ago they didn't think a thing about it.

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  4. I dig the mini skirt era, some great fashions came from then.

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