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Trend spotting – The “mini” revival (How short can you go?)

Posted on July 26 2011

Jennifer Lopez in Brose mini and Alexandre Birman python peep-toe pumps

Summer is always a time to show off some skin especially those gorgeous gams that you’ve spent months laboring for at the gym unless you’re genetically blessed, in which case, trotting around in a pair of stilletos is all you need.

Speaking of stilletos in relation to the topic du jour, the higher those Louboutins and Choos seem to get, the shorter the hemlines seem to recede. Although many argue that the miniskirt may have existed as long as civilization has (recently unearthed ancient figurines dating between 5400-4700 B.C show women in mini skirts) ; Thanks to the 60s, a politically charged era of liberation, revolution and change, the mini resurfaced again at the fore front of the fashion movement.

The skirt has seen so many variations of length from the lady like, full skirt of the 50s to the mid length cut of the 70s and the super short hemlines of the 80s and 90s respectively.

In today’s culture, it’s emphasized that sex sells and shock value keeps people wanting more. So the question is how short can you go? Check out some short looks from your favorite celebs below and tell us what you think…too short or just enough + is there an age limit for certain lengths?

Blake Lively goes super short in Chanel

Blake Lively flaunts her gams in Marchesa

More leg from Blake as she goes short and green

As the "legs" of the Venus brand, the newly separated Jennifer Lopez shows off her perfectly oiled assets

Age is clearly nothing but a number as the 41 years old star went short and white in a coat dress in Paris

Another Jennifer who likes showing off her legs in minis is Jennifer Aniston, here in a shimmering black dress

Jennifer Aniston certainly loves her LBDs

Jennifer sticks with her basic black with a bit of a lacy flair during a visit to David Letterman

Paula Patton goes retro chic in a Moschino mini with sheer sleeves

Cameron Diaz in an over-sized sweater mini-dress

Still showing off her legs, she takes a walk on the wild side with this black and gold Emilio Pucci sequined mini

Mila Kunis in metallic Balmain mini

Kerry Washington in metallic Jenny Packham

Beyonce performs in a bright yellow fringed mini

Alessandra Ambrosio in Dolce and Gabbana

Brooklyn Decker hikes up her hemline in a red leather Jay Ahr mini

She shows off her metallic side in an Isabel Marant wrap mini skirt



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