Fashion history

A tightly belted waist emulates the small waists created by the waspie waist cincher. The full peplum skirt on this example mirrors the full skirts of Dior's creations . The skirt were so full in fact that the Bar Suit used 12 yards of fabric. Similarities can also be seen with the gloves and hat.


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A modern version of Dior's famous suit that was part of the iconic New Look following World War II. This modern example has especially pronounced sloping shoulders. It shows a slim, belted waist and a full skirt.


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Today, fishtail skirts are glamorous additions to eveningwear. They are not common for everyday dress, but can often be found on the red carpet and in bridal styles. 


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Skirts reached their shortest lengths ever in the 1960s and 1970s with hems up to the thighs. Both Mary Quant and André Courrèges are credited with being the "mother" and "father" of the mini skirt as they simultaneously introduced styles in their collections. When midi and maxi style skirts became popular in the '70s, many women resisted the style fearing it was a hindrance on the expansion of women's rights and freedom of expression. 


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In modern times, the mini skirt remains popular. Common in everyday wear and evening party attire, the mini skirt could be a jean skirt, a body con style, or even a dressier satin sheath like these in the recent Wayne collection. 


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