Living: Return of the Mini

The short, short skirt is back—and no one's complaining

For those optimists who believe that stock prices and hemlines rise simultaneously, the sidewalks and store windows will provide ample reason for rejoicing this spring. From Rome's Via Veneto to Beverly Hills' Rodeo Drive, the skirt has moved above the knee. In fact, the miniskirt is back. At Filene's department store in Boston, where one-fourth of all higher-priced junior sales are now minis, Buyer Ann Freedberg exults, "They look right. The timing is right." At the young women's department of Galeries Lafayette, the big Parisian...

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