A micro mini skirt is an even shorter version of the popular mini skirt style. Mini skirts are, as the name suggests, very small skirts usually worn by young women. A micro mini skirt pushes the boundaries of the original mini skirt even further by boasting an even shorter and more revealing hemline.
Mini skirts, whose hemlines rise far above the knees, were initially worn by women as rebellion against standards of modesty that repressed female sexuality by mandating fuller coverage. These mini skirts, in turn, followed up with hemlines that, most of the time, barely cover the buttocks. While the length of the skirt is quite sparse, there are no limits on the volume of the garment; these tiny skirts can be skin tight or pleated and puffy.
The micro mini skirt is most commonly associated with overt displays of attractiveness and sexuality. Popular examples of micro minis are the skirts worn by some professional cheerleaders and musicians. Other examples can include costumes, lingerie, or outfits sometimes seen in high-fashion spreads or runway shows. The skirts lend themselves well to these extreme, situation-specific styles, because they can be risky to incorporate into a daily wardrobe. Generally, the daily use of the micro mini skirt is limited, as its extreme brevity of length makes it inappropriate for most school dress codes and places of employment.
Some women, especially young women, are sometimes able to find a place for these skirts in their wardrobes. Nightclubs and bars that emphasize youth and sexuality tend to welcome exaggerated styles such as the micro mini skirt. These venues provide the opportunity for items like micro minis that are generally considered too bold for daytime wear to make appearances.
Practically speaking, micro minis are also difficult to wear in instances that require a wide range of motion, unless modesty is to be compromised. Dressing down a micro mini to make it appropriate for less adventurous styles or situations can be possible. If the skirt is long enough to reach past the buttocks, solid color, opaque stockings or tights can provide extra coverage. Exceptionally short skirts might be paired with leggings, which are thicker than stockings, or even pants, to make them more acceptable for daytime wear. Pairing a micro mini with flat shoes or boots and a loose-fitting, modest top can also make the outfit less risqué and give the garment more versatility.