A short skirt trademarked in 1960 by British designer Mary Quant. The miniskirt was a symbol of sexual freedom for women during the mod period in fashion. They were offered in lengths ranging from 18 inches below the waist, or mid-thigh, to less than 12 inches below the waist, which were called micro miniskirts. The mini dress, derived from the miniskirt, was revived in the 1980s and both the dress and the skirt continue today as fashion staples, either worn with boots, leggings, or on their own.
   See also Mod look.

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  • miniskirt — (n.) also mini skirt, 1965, from MINI (Cf. mini ) + SKIRT (Cf. skirt) (n.); reputedly the invention of French fashion designer André Courrèges (b.1923). The miniskirt enables young ladies to run faster, and because of it, they may have to. [John… …   Etymology dictionary

  • miniskirt — ► NOUN ▪ a very short skirt …   English terms dictionary

  • miniskirt — [min′ē skʉrt΄] n. [ MINI + SKIRT] a very short skirt ending well above the knee miniskirted adj …   English World dictionary

  • Miniskirt — A woman modeling a miniskirt A miniskirt, sometimes hyphenated as mini skirt, is a skirt with a hemline well above the knees – generally no longer than 10 cm (4 in) below the buttocks;[1] and a minidress is a dress with a similar… …   Wikipedia

  • miniskirt — UK [ˈmɪnɪˌskɜː(r)t] / US [ˈmɪnɪˌskɜrt] noun [countable] Word forms miniskirt : singular miniskirt plural miniskirts a very short skirt …   English dictionary

  • miniskirt — noun Date: 1965 a woman s short skirt with the hemline several inches above the knee • miniskirted adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • miniskirt — miniskirted, adj. /min ee skerrt /, n. a very short skirt or skirt part, as of a coat or dress, ending several inches above the knee. Also called mini. [1960 65; MINI(ATURE) + SKIRT] * * * …   Universalium

  • miniskirt — noun /ˈmɪnɪskəːt/ A skirt with the hem well above the knee …   Wiktionary

  • miniskirt — min|i|skirt [ˈmıniskə:t US skə:rt] n a very short skirt = ↑mini …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • miniskirt — min|i|skirt [ mıni,skɜrt ] noun count a very short skirt …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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