Mini Skirt Monday #62: Miniskirt '74
1974 was a monumental year in the history of the miniskirt. Since its popularization in 1967-8, the hemline had never been higher; however, more importantly is the fact that this was officially the last year of the miniskirt (until the mid-eighties, that is).
Indeed, catalogs the following year would contain plenty of pants (preferably high waisted with large flares) and long dresses.... but the mini had gone bye-bye. Some say the mini's hemline had simply gone as high as it could go, other say the economy plunged, and still others say that it was just "its time". In other words, fashion by its very definition is cyclical - and the miniskirt was no exception. By 1975, they were a distant memory.
Well, my job on Mondays here at Retrospace is to keep the mini's memories alive. Here are some catalog pages of the mini's final days. Enjoy.