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Saturday, 27 February 2016

The History Of The Denim Skirt

 I love looking into history of fashion and finding out more about certain styles and how they have evolved over time. So today I'm going to share with you a bit of history on the denim skirt ...

Hippies were the first to invent the denim skirt in the 1960's. Now a days, this style is recognised all over the world. The skirt was created on the streets and since then, it has been picked up by major fashion designers.

Hippies had the idea of recycling old denim jeans into long denim skirts. They did this by opening up the middle seams and filling in that triangular gap with other pieces of denim or even other fabric for a bit of contrast. My Mum seems to recall that they reinvented this style when she was younger. Does anyone else remember this triangular style denim skirt?

It took about 10 years for the new design to be picked up by mainstream fashion lines. Which I'm surprised it took this long as fashion is such a fast paced industry! But hay-ho, we got there! And of course, when a style is noticed, it is recreated by designers in so many different ways. Since then, they have evolved into denim mini skirts, high waisted skirts and many more!

And we now thank all of those hippies out there that have given us the denim skirts we know today!

Love Robyn xxx


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