Pink & Yellow: A Mini Dress

Updated: May 28

Minis! A bold and daring length. I was mildly surprised to find out that hemlines have always been on the rise. Archaeologists say even back from 5400-4700 B.C. From Egyptians to Josephine Baker to Twiggy to Julia Roberts to Madonna-the list is long and continues to grow from the women who wear these lengths and wear them well. The debate as to who should receive credit for it is decades long. British designer Mary Quant raised the hemline of her skirts in 1964 to several inches above the knee. She named the skirt after her favorite car, the Mini. However, French designer André Courrèges was also considered a pioneer as he began experimenting with hemlines in the early 1960s too. When asked who invented the mini-skirt Quant famously said, “It wasn’t me or Courrèges who invented the miniskirt anyway—it was the girls in the street who did it.“

Fast forward to current times and we are still on lock down due to this pandemic. All of us have become extremely creative with our time spent indoors. We have Zoom parties now, listen to Deejays (DJs) mix our favorites tunes on Instagram, and have virtual happy hours to drink our work worries away. Despite these perilous times, we can still get dressed up and feel good about ourselves. Go on sis—FaceTime your boo and serve those looks! What better way to do that then with this mini dress. It's very form fitting and shows off all of your curves. There is stretch to it so it's comfortable and you can move without feeling constricted. The yellow, blue, and fuschia colors pair well together and the baroque print speaks modern Grecian to me. My tan clear heels are from Dreamgirlskloset, the purse is from Amazon, and my earrings are from Knowstyle. You can find similar items here Warning: You will see a beautiful and pricey Versace dress that I absolutely adore and had to share. Hey we can dream right!

We are all trying to cope with the repercussions from this pandemic and most times it feels like our situation is getting worse. The dismal news is constant and I am sick of hearing it. When I wear this dress, I use my imagination and escape from this harsh ass reality. I close my eyes and I see myself enjoying the night life and the company around me. I admire how vibrant the colors look on my brown skin and there are no worries. Even if it's just for a moment- I can feel a sense of normalcy.


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