Unless you’re a troglodyte, you know that the ‘90s trends have been sneakily making a comeback in the fashion and beauty space. Scrunchies and platform shoes are only the beginning. At the recently concluded MTV Movie & TV Awards, another throwback trend made headlines and it was courtesy of the event’s host, Vanessa Hudgens. The actor had a bevy of outfit changes but each one made the same point. The minis are back. And it’s time you free your legs from any piece of clothing that suggests otherwise.
A piece of information that is lost on many is that the minis were courtesy of forward-thinking designers from the Sixties like Coco Chanel who can be credited for the LBD that rules our wardrobes and André Courrèges and Mary Quant, who, with their modern and futuristic vision came together to create the mini skirt. However, it was the Nineties, with designers like Miuccia Prada and Gianni Versace who pushed it back to the fore. And Vanessa’s wardrobe was a testimony that in 2022, minis are the only things we have to wear.
Vera Wang, maker of wedding gowns that all brides-to-be want to wear, created a blue flimsy strapless number with a diaphanous train that is essentially a mini dress that Vanessa wore on the red carpet. She wore silver heels with hardware-inspired thick metal loops and kept her hair tied in an artsy knot.
In another look, Vanessa wore a short frock from Maison Valentino by Pierpaolo Piccioli that’s fitted at the bust and flows into an A-line silhouette with billowy bulbous sleeves. She wore the micro mini number with Valentino Pink PP-coloured platform pumps and finished the look with a ‘90s-inspired high pony.
In an ode to the safety pin dress worn by Elizabeth Hurley in 1994 to the premier of the movie, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and since referenced by Donatella Versace in legions of collections, Vanessa wore a mini skirt with a risque slit held together by multicolour safety pins with an equally dangerous bra top.
What do you think of the minis trend?
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