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  • Her dress was of the mountaineering sort, short-skirted and scant, allowing the greatest play with the least material, and withal gray of color and modest.

    CHAPTER 3

  • Unlike other women landing from the steamers, she was neither short-skirted nor bloomer-clad.

    THE TASTE OF THE MEAT

  • There's a post-Spice Girls sense of short-skirted girl power about the project, which Clarke admits was tailormade to keep the lads 'mags readers on board but which I found increasingly grating; can scenes of sapphic exhibitionism really be passed off as female empowerment?

    Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

  • Dressed in a short-skirted black suit, adorned only by a knockout of an emerald ring, matching ear bobs and a few inconspicuous tattoos, Jolie looks both unattainably gorgeous and improbably of-this-world.

    Action figure: Angelina Jolie is out to prove she's an actress worth her 'Salt'

  • Peach tells Papa Gunn that she's making a short-skirted dress.

    Una LaMarche: Project Runway Episode 4 Recap: That Darn Hat

  • He returned dazed and shaken by the wave of bacchic revelry released in America and Europe at the end of world War I, treating Pearl and her mother to hair-raising stories of lewd, raucous, short-skirted, hard-drinking modern youth: ‘every-where I went they all had their dresses up to their knees.’

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • "Kate Middleton wears Penelope Chilvers classic Long Tassel Boot," points out Chrystal PR ? with admirable simplicity in the circumstances ? alongside a fetching photograph of a short-skirted Ms Middleton in the boots.

    The royal wedding PR goldrush

  • Pig-tailed, short-skirted and rolling around in a way her neglectful parents should have warned against, she offered many a flash of knicker to the front-row prommers.

    Bliss; BBC Prom 61: Hänsel and Gretel

  • Exquisitely clad in short-skirted Chanel suits, both Mrs. Buckley and Mrs. Brown had what looked to me to be the most enormous knees and tiny little legs imaginable.

    Michael Henry Adams: "Would You Like Me To Take My Shoes Off?", Dancing, Lunching and Laughing With Mrs. William F. Buckley, Jr.

  • Because suffragists were stereotyped as aggressive, “masculine” women, short-haired, short-skirted, and supposedly outfitted in bloomers, Nathan dressed in her finest gowns when she spoke at mass meetings or participated in the suffrage skits and burlesques she frequently performed.

    Feminism in the United States.

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