Mini Skirt Monday #79: B&W Slice of Life

Looking through my vast archive of vintage miniskirts, I was struck by what an amazing perspective it gives to the vintage life.  Rather than focusing on the fashion models, looking at photographs of normal everyday people can be a fascinating time portal - better than anything you're likely to get from a professional photo.  This the real deal. This is real life.

So, check out the hair styles, the shoes, the surroundings.... but most of all, check out the amazing minis, brought to you in brilliant black and white. Enjoy!


  1. i think I fell in love at least six times looking through that post....

  2. I would gladly give up my computer, cell phone, etc. to hop in Doc Brown's Delorean and go back to the late 60's - 70's...

  3. AnonymousJuly 18, 2011

    I'm a purist; if there's no heels and hose, as is the look these days, sadly, it's not complete. Being older, I tune out any lovely under 35 or so wearing a mini. It's nice to see some women in the 40s and older who still have the chops (and the gams) to wear skirts and dresses above the knee.

  4. AnonymousJuly 18, 2011

    Wow, something about those old High School yearbook type shots brings all the heartbreak of growing up right back to me again- "but in a good way". Thanks.

  5. AnonymousJuly 18, 2011

    I agree with commenter #3, the pruist. need heels and hose/tights to complete the look. However, check out pictures of Zooey Deschanel the actress. usually almost wearing dresses or skirts with tights.

  6. nannette rJuly 21, 2011

    did anybody else see hilary clinton leaning on a car?

  7. AnonymousJuly 28, 2011

    Seeing that picture of the young man with the teacher brings back to mind more than one instance where I would be trying to both listen to the teacher and get an eyeful of miniskirted legs. It's a wonder I got through school, as distracted as I was 90% of the time, lol.

  8. I like how chicks my age reach a point in their lives where they finally realize how sexy the outfits of the 1960's and 1970's were... good for me! =D

  9. Hi Gilligan, re: the K-Mart photo a few inches up, you can see this kind of woman, mini-skirt, bicycle, and retro store signage, et cetera today. Visit Albuquerque, New Mexico. I lived there, and it's a town stuck in a 1976 retro bubble. It's one of the many things I loved about the city. The fonts and signage on Central Ave are still firmly locked in the Seventies, and the whole town is avocado, orange and brown. Women there tend to be former hippies and daughters of former hippies, and ecologically aware, so you can see scenes like the above all the time there. Hell, I did it on a 150cc Vespa.

    Another city trapped in a retro time bubble is New York, where I live now. To go for a stroll in the boroughs is to witness 1966-1977 signage still on top of pharmacies and pork stores, especially in Astoria (Qns), Bushwick (Bn), Ridgewood (Qns), Maspeth (Qns), and the Avenue U area of Brooklyn. Manhattan modernized along with the times, but the outer boroughs largely have not. There are faithful old mom-and-pops here who still proudly display their 1960s and 1970s signage with original fonts. Come visit us sometime!

    Or swing by Albuquerque - the town the 21st century forgot and thank God.

    I'm going to retire there. It's 1976 on Sesame Street every single summer day there.