In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He waited at the window as I slipped into the bathroom and changed quickly into a black tanktop and a matching miniskirt.
- Then there were normal T-shirts and miniskirts and shorts and jeans and tops and strapless things, and a lot of jewellery.
- We can still work and dress in jeans and blouses although no miniskirts.
- While there are plenty of party girls still sporting low-slung bell bottoms, the hippest in the crowd are swishing around in kicky full skirts, miniskirts and skirts with dipping hemlines.
- Though they wear blue denim miniskirts, shirts and Stetsons, Smile has no particular Western theme.
- At retail meccas like Guess and Express, young girls 12 to 19 are spending $37 billion a year on clothes such as belly-baring shirts and micro miniskirts.
- However, they do not wear shorts, miniskirts, or strapless or sleeveless tops.
- Offsetting the lace were short jackets and miniskirts in soft chestnut leather, decorated with white top stitching.
- Under Malawi's former government, women could not wear slacks, shorts, or miniskirts.
- Barbie is sold wearing swimsuits and miniskirts in a society where women must wear head scarves in public.
- The spring women's line features off-the-shoulder blouses, miniskirts and hipster trousers.
- During seasons where miniskirts was all the rage, she countered by showing designs with hems at a more wearable length.
- And with freaky long legs like mine, all skirts look like miniskirts.
- But when I left, women not only went to work - they went to work wearing miniskirts.
- Marissa, played by maybe the worst actress of all time, frolics around in her absurdly short miniskirts, hiding her drinking problem and pining over her broken family.
- The 24-year-old put on a miniskirt and blouse and make-up and borrowed an identity card from a female friend.
- She's 48 and a mum of four, but miniskirts, bikinis and corsets are still absolutely de rigueur.
- As women have become more liberated, their clothing has become less restrictive: from corsets and petticoats to trousers, shorts and miniskirts; from full-length burqas to jilbabs to headscarves, then to bare heads.
- She wanted to be Tina Turner in a hot miniskirt and boots, but those styles were hard to find for a full-figured woman.
- That's a nod to the raincoat maker that transformed itself from tired to trendy by plastering its trademark plaid on everything from miniskirts to bikinis.
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