Sometimes coming up with a decent blog entry is tough.
Sometimes it’s just way too easy.
SFSignal pointed me to Retrospace, which has a piece on women’s clothing fashions of the future. Retro makes the obvious observation that according to what we’ve seen from science fiction, women will be wearing short, short, short skirts.
Unfortunately, their history is wrong.
They state that the origin of SF-Minis is probably Anne Francis in Forbidden Planet. Forbidden Planet was released in 1956 and was probably in production as early as ’53.
Looks to me like Dale Arden is wearing a micro-mini, and nifty little heeled booties, not to mention that fetching barracks cap with feather thing.
Me, I want the raygun rifle Flash is holding.
No. I’m not being picky or pedantic. When it comes to mini-skirts, shapely legs and thighs that “go all the way up to ‘here’”, I believe it is very important to get our facts straight. VERY important.