What was the Miniskirt named after?
The Miniskirt was a daring and controversial fashion statement back in the 60s. Any skirt that is halfway up the thighs is considered a miniskirt. It was an eyebrow raising fashion statement at that time – a way for women to rebel against dressing norms.
The miniskirt was popularized by London-based fashion designer Mary Quant in 1964. Despite popular belief, the miniskirt was not named so due to its small size. Mary Quant actually named it after her favorite car, the Mini Cooper.