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Style: Skirting the issue

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published April 14, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.

This year the marks the half-century anniversary of the Vogue magazine appearance of the miniskirt, defined in the online Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a woman’s short skirt with the hemline several inches above the knee,” Helaine R. Williams writes in Tuesday's Style section.

“Men leered, mothers swooned, Dads scowled and young girls shed their preppy pleats for, well, a tiny snip of a skirt or a sheath that looked like a short tunic, [worn] with tights and Mary Janes,” summarizes Rita Mitchell-Waldoff, a former Little Rock boutique owner who’s now a writer and fashion editor for Fashion Advantage magazine.

Read about the small garment that made a big splash in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


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