Mini dresses have been a part of a woman’s wardrobe since time immemorial. Designed and inspired by the traditional garment worn by the Romans, these dresses are worn by women of all ages and sizes.
Where previously, gowns or long dresses were the garments mostly used and accepted by women across society, as times became more modern and less conservative, it was reflected in the hemline of women’s clothing which became all the more shorter, as women gradually became more bold and daring.
Add to this was the liberation of women, who became more engaged in work and other creative pursuits, where such dresses also gave the necessary convenience and flexibility to women to pursue them.
Although mini dresses have a definite design and shape, they can be played around with in their shape and colour. The one design that makes such dresses stand out are prints.
Printed fabrics have been used to create these dresses since the ’60’s but at that time the prints were very delicate and feminine, featuring a lot of flowery details, polka dots and stripes. They were also made purely in cotton and had colours which were mild and delicate, used specifically for work or mostly in the hot summer.
Of late printed mini dresses have been getting bolder and more colourful in their design. Featuring animal prints, abstracts as well as large floral motifs, these mini dresses have been used as a palette by designers to inject an individuality and uniqueness in them.
Add to that are the tiny detailing in lace, ribbons etc., and these dresses become the much envied possession of every woman. They are also made in different fabrics such as lycra, satin and silk and come in various sizes to suit different wearers.
Perhaps nothing makes a woman as desirable and seductive as being seen in a smart printed mini dress. Although attractive, it gives the wearer a sense of respect and decorum, making an all too obvious statement, ‘See but don’t touch!!’ Wearing a printed mini dress also sends out a message that the woman is bold enough to carry the dress, without it dominating and overpowering her.
Therefore printed mini dresses, in every hue, colour and design are here to stay and if you want to send out a message without diluting your intent, grab one of them and see the admiring and envying glances come your way.