Mini Skirt Monday #51: Asia!

Time for another round of vintage miniskirts. This time we're lookin' at minis from Asia - specifically, China, Japan, Hong Kong, etc. Indeed, the Asians deserve the most respect for their contributions to the miniskirt fashion, not only because of their Gung-Ho embracement of the style during the during the 60s and 70s, but most importantly because they invented it!

According to Cultural Encounters on China's Ethnic Frontiers (1995) by Stevan Harrell:

The earliest known culture to have females wear clothing resembling miniskirts were the Duan Qun Miao, which literally meant "short skirt Miao" in Chinese. This was in reference to the short miniskirts "that barely cover the buttocks" worn by women of the tribe, and which were "probably shocking" to observers in medieval and early modern times.

So, without further ado, heres a gallery of minis from the originators. Enjoy!


  1. Cool post. Lots of minis and guns. The space cowgirl is probably my favorite.

  2. I wish I had a cute little Asian girl in a minskirt. *sigh* So adorable!