9/5/11

Mini Skirt Monday #86: 1968-1974


Let's have a look at the mini as it marched through the sixties and seventies.  In the States it caught on a bit later than the UK with skirts still being about knee length in 1967.  The mini finally hit US/Canada catalogs in '68.  A couple years into the seventies and the hemline had gotten about as high as it was going to get.  Catalogs of 1975 through the mid-1980's featured nary a mini to be found.  Longer dresses and slacks were the mini's pitiful replacements (hot pants didn't appear much in mainstream catalogs).

So, let's have a look at a few catalog pages from each year starting with 1968 and ending with its last year of popularity, 1974.  Enjoy.


1968


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1969


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1970


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1971


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1972


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1973

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1974


4 comments:

  1. Loved the timeline here! 1972 was the best of course, but what's really interesting is how all these pretty ladies just don't match the groovy hotness of the miniskirted chicks in candid photos.

    These models look like something you'd pick out of a Stepford Wives catalog :)

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  2. Many of my teachers in jr. high and high school dressed like this; plenty of distraction, regardless of where the dress or skirt came from.

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  3. Wow, some skinny models in those days (like twiggy skinny).

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  4. '72 through '74 were wonderful times to be an adolescent boy. Teachers in school wore this stuff, my older sister and her friends wore it and girls my age wore even shorter things for the most part.

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