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Mary, Queen of Skirts

Posted 7 May 2019
Dr Joanna Lovatt - Fashionable woman walking in city

Whether you’re a dedicated follower of fashion or not, you have probably noticed that some styles head straight for the circular file, while others become wardrobe staples. Winning pieces tend to be perennial and this season two styles making a comeback are the midi and mini skirts.

With on trend midis heading upwards to sit firmly mid-shin and minis rising more than recently, the summer is set to be short. Hopefully only fashion-wise. But who do we have to thank for the high hemline – and how can we help our legs cope?

Recently, celebrity star of 9 to 5: The Musical, Louise Redknapp hit the headlines when she was photographed looking stunning in a denim miniskirt, over-sized blazer and bumbag (yes, they are back too). She was praised, but 60 years ago when the miniskirt made its debut, readers would have been stunned for a different reason.

In 1955, Mary Quant opened a little boutique called Bazaar on the King’s Road in London. The iconic short skirt and cropped hair look she created was swiftly embraced by a generation of women ready to change the world.

From her shop in London, Mary started a fashion revolution that would stretch as far as the history books. The high hemlines of Bazaar were a shocking departure from the restrictive norm of the day, which dictated skirts should rest 3 inches below the knee. In contrast, the miniskirt captured the mood of the time, allowing wearers to walk, work and dance with ease.

It gave women the freedom they craved. Empowering and exciting, the miniskirt has found its way into hearts and wardrobes ever since.

And this summer many of us will be ready to fall in love with the miniskirt all over again. Along with amore however, this trend can also bring trepidation. If your legs don’t look as lovely as you’d like then the thought of braving a mini or even a midi skirt might leave you feeling less than confident. The answer could be trousers – or a cosmetic treatment. There are amazing and effective procedures available today whether your issue is inches, blemishes or veins.

Thread veins are fine, dilated veins that lie just beneath the surface of the skin. They often appear around the ankle, knee or thigh and are innocent, but ageing and unsightly. Microsclerotherapy effectively seals off dilated veins so they ‘disappear’. It is a gold standard treatment with results to match.

If you are unhappy with your shape then 3D Lipo can help you lose unwanted inches around the thighs, stomach and bottom. This pain free treatment uses a very cold temperature to destroy fat cells. It can even shift stubborn knee fat.

Finally, for awkward blemishes like warts and sun spots, cryotherapy, or fat freezing, is a simple and safe removal treatment that can leave you looking at your legs for all the right reasons.

If you need to get your legs set for the season, contact me by phoning 01722 632633 or 07493 520517 to arrange a free consultation. As the summer approaches, give yourself the freedom to reach for a mini and remember to also thank Mary, the queens of skirts.

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