In 1966, Plymouth met something daring: the miniskirt. Moral panic it’s not, but these vox pops – culled from a TV report – see the great British public disagree as a model demonstrates the new fashion.
1 “Shows too much of the human form”
2 “I like the youngsters with the short dresses, but not quite that short”
3 “They ought to be locked up”
4 “I think it’s a fine idea. It’s healthy, for one thing”
5 “I like to leave a little to the imagination”
6 “I like it on the young lady but I wouldn’t fancy myself in it. I’d look a proper Charlie”
7 “On that young lady it looks lovely. I should imagine it’s rather draughty”
8 “You have to have the knees”
9 “You’ve got to have the legs for it”
10 “If the wife had one we’d be chasing one another round the garden!”
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