We’ve come a long way from the straw-woven skirts that were discovered in 3,900BC to the multitude of colours, styles, patterns and lengths of skirts available today. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that whatever the year may be, skirts never seem to go out of fashion. They are altered to fit the current trends and your personal style perfectly, whether as maxis or minis or anything in-between.
The 20th century was a period of experimentation and innovation. The invention of the most timeless piece, the miniskirt, in 1960, took the fashion world by storm. It was named after the designer Mary Quant’s favourite car, the Mini Cooper. She said that they were both “optimistic, exuberant, young, flirty”. We couldn’t agree more. A playful and rebellious garment, the miniskirt quickly became a wardrobe staple and remains one till this day.
Skirts have always dominated the fashion industry and our closets. Don’t know what to wear? The right choice of skirt can take your look from casual to chic or from street to sultry. If you are someone who is scared to experiment with their style, starting with a skirt could be the safest bet. Try a bold print skirt like the Zimmermann one from Le Mill and pair it with a basic top.
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