12/12/11

Vintage Style #25: She Wears Short Shorts


Here's the progression of events: Mini skirts startled the older generation with their high hemlines in the late sixties.  But with each successive year, the hemlines got higher and higher until they literally were a hair's width from not covering certain private spots of the female anatomy.

Once the miniskirt hit its absolute height, the show was over, and long flowing prairie skirts and slacks were the new rage.  However, before going extinct, the mini passed the torch to the short shorts (i.e. hot pants). After all, it was still the seventies, prime time of the sexual revolution - and prairie skirts and polyester slacks just weren't going to turn heads.



So, enough with the jibba jabba. Here's fifty plus short shorts for your viewing enjoyment.






Linda Carter from an episode of Wonder Woman







































































Just so we understand each other - I'm well aware the short shorts weren't invented in the seventies. I'm sure someone out there is itching to point this out.

7 comments:

  1. Wow, the woman in that tire ad is really turned on by tires.

    Also, I had no idea that "Heelies" existed before. I hate those damn things. Kids are always rolling around the stores in them and think it's funny to nearly knock people down.

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  2. I can't believe you don't have a Nair advertisement! "We wear short shorts, Nair for short shorts."

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  3. OMG---JAYNE KENNEDY---IN HOT PANTS!!

    SCHWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENG!!

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  4. Legs look so much better in stockings

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  5. Miniskirts are better than short shorts. Miniskirts allow for the occasional panty shot.

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  6. Jungle Pam:

    http://hubgarage.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/2338048/Jungle_Pam_30_detail.jpg

    http://www.70sfunnycars.com/Photos/rJJPam1.JPG

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  7. We had neighbors during the time I was growing up, where the wife would wear these when she wasn't wearing short dresses or skirts. God, I had such a fierce crush on her. She had to know what she did to me, lol, carbonating my hormones.

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