Myths and Truths : Shaving Above the Knee: Skirt Lengths Through the Years

We all know how fast fashion trends change - what’s ‘hot’ one day is gone the next. The same applies for women’s fashion. It has evolved dramatically over the years, especially in terms of skirt lengths.

Tightly bound corsets and bell-shaped skirts used to be the norm amongst women in the early 1900’s.

It was not acceptable for women to show their legs so they would wear floor length skirts and dresses to ensure they were fully covered. 

The roaring 20s saw the arrival of the dropped waist dresses that ended just below the knee. A very popular style which we still see in the Gatsby style adapted to fashion today.

Although lengths varied throughout the years depending on what was in style at the time, the invention of the mini-skirt by Mary Quant in 1965 was a real game changer in women’s fashion.

As women became more independent and confident, it became fashionable to show off your legs whether the sun was shining or not. So, as our skirts got shorter, it’s no surprise that the demand for effective hair removal increased.

Some of the oldest forms of hair removal include razors made from flints, tweezers, creams and stones. Another form of hair removal was walnut oil and bandages.

Luckily, hair removal has evolved along with fashion. Whether it is depilatory creams, shaving or waxing – there is a form of hair removal to suit every woman.

Do you have a mini-skirt or short-shorts that you’re dying to wear but can’t because you don’t have the time to get to a salon?

Veet offers a range of waxing products that you can use at home. The Veet® Botanic Inspirations® Warm Sugar Wax gives you salon like smoothness, but from the comfort of your own home.

If you want to remove hair from more sensitive places like your bikini and underarm, try using Veet® Botanic Inspirations® Wax Strip Kit Hair Remover, Bikini, Underarms & Face for optimal results.

Don’t hide those pins away, embrace your silky smooth legs and show them off to the world with confidence!