Last October, Miu Miu released a $1,150 micro-miniskirt, says Eliza Brooke in The Cut. It was low rise, looked like a school skirt someone “had taken a pair of scissors to”, and was very, very short. Now it’s everywhere. Nicole Kidman wore it on the cover of Vanity Fair, Naomi Campbell in W, and Zendaya in Interview. There have been high street knock offs, DIY tutorials on TikTok, and even a fan-run Instagram account dedicated to tracking its course through culture.
It’s no surprise miniskirts are back, says Simon Mills in the Evening Standard. They first appeared in London in the 1960s – the pill had been invented, the “youthquake” movement was in full swing, and the city was brimming with post-war optimism. Not everyone was a fan (Vogue couldn’t stand the skirts at first and Coco Chanel called them “just awful”) but for young women, wearing a miniskirt was a sort of leggy liberation. So it’s no wonder then, that in our current state of “post-pandemic euphoria”, miniskirts have returned – “shorter, faster, bolder, higher than ever”.