mini·​skirt | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌskərt How to pronounce miniskirt (audio) \

Definition of miniskirt

: a woman's short skirt with the hemline several inches above the knee

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miniskirted \ ˈmi-​nē-​ˌskər-​təd How to pronounce miniskirted (audio) \ adjective

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Longer Than Life Legs Risky skin reveals were taken to remarkable new heights this year, as Kendall Jenner, Dakota Johnson and even Jennifer Lawrence showed a flash of leg alongside many a miniskirt. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "10 Beauty Trends That Broke The Internet in 2018," 6 Dec. 2018 Plaid-loving pals Dion and Cher from Clueless or the miniskirt-wearing Mean Girls clique are easy costumes to come by, as are Almost Famous’s Penny Lane and The Royal Tenenbaum’s Margot Tenenbaum in their shearling and fur coats. Katie Devlin, Vogue, "11 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes, Inspired by Feel-Good Movies," 30 Oct. 2018 Pops of cherry red, plus a few miniskirts (some sparkly, some solid), all tailored to perfection. Vogue, "Rashida and Kidada Jones on Throwing the Ultimate Sisters Soiree," 11 Dec. 2018 Gone were the miniskirts, the leopard prints, the spandex, the bright 80s makeup. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "Fran Drescher Was Always Ahead of Her Time," 30 Aug. 2018 Several women dealt with New York’s rain showers with waterproof PVC accessories and trenches, while others seemed to anticipate a few of the season’s top runway trends: ultra-miniskirts (sans tights!), rainbow motifs, and colorful plaids. Emily Farra, Vogue, "The Biggest Street Style Trends of Fall 2018," 13 Mar. 2018 To conjure the earlier Mod era, team your pea with a miniskirt or dress. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, "A Complete Guide to Buying the Essential Women’s Pea Coat," 11 Jan. 2019 The Anti-Blazer Instead of reaching for your standby black blazer to top off a white top, check miniskirt, and boots, go for a more streamlined zip-up jacket. Vogue, "5 Activewear Pieces That Will Revolutionize Your Fall Dressing Game," 14 Nov. 2018 For the dinner, the birthday girl wore a cropped white tank top covered in sparkly silver crystals, with a matching miniskirt and equally sparkly silver tri-strap heels. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Celebrated Jordyn Woods' Birthday Party in Miami," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of miniskirt

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of miniskirt was in 1962

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English Language Learners Definition of miniskirt

: a very short skirt

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