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Article: Short and sweet: mini dresses

Short and sweet: mini dresses
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Short and sweet: mini dresses

The mini dress has been a Saturday night staple for as long as there have been Saturday nights. The go-to dress for every party season too, the mini dress has a long fashion history and has become timeless, instantly injecting fun and femininity to every era's wardrobes. Mary Quant is credited with bringing the mini dress to the masses in the Sixties, a time of social and sexual change for British women who no longer had to wear clothes that matched their mothers or have material draping to their toes. Today, designers like Christoper Kane and Marios Schwab favour even shorter hemlines, while the infamous Hervé Léger bandage dress has secured the body-con style of mini as the ultimate sex appeal dress. A favourite with a whole array of celebrities from Cheryl Cole to Gwyneth Paltrow, royalty is even now rocking the mini dress with Pippa Middleton showing off her toned pins in an Alice Temperley printed mini dress this London Fashion Week. If you don't dare to bare, don't immediately rule out the mini dressas long sleeved mini dresses provide a more reserved and modest look, leaving only you legs on show in a chic and stylish way. An elegant mini is perfect for a sophisticated evening dinner but fun enough to take out on the town for afters. Keep mini dresses black for a more classic, sophisticated take on a fun and youthful cut, and add colour with structured jackets and beautiful gemstone jewellery. Warehouse, Karen Millen, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood all do a fantastic range of sculpting mini dresses to flatter any figure.

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