The Mini Skirt and Tights

photo (200)Did you know that tights were introduced to the market in 1959 and the mini skirt, attributed to Mary Quant, came about in the 1960’s.  With the mini skirt it was no longer feasible to wear stockings so many women purchased tights instead.

Tights flew off the shelves as iconic models such as Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy appeared in them.

 

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In addition to the miniskirt, Quant is often credited with inventing the coloured and patterned tights that tended to accompany the mini skirt.

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Do you know why it is called a mini skirt?

Quant named it after her favourite make of car….

 

The Mini – Toot toot!

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