We all recall the mullet hairstyle that
is short at the front and sides, and long in
the back. According to Wikipedia, the mullet
was often ridiculed as a low-brow and
unappealing hairstyle. It began to appear in
popular media in the 1960s and 1970s, but
did not become generally well-known until
the early 1980s. The mullet hairstyle
continued to remain popular until the
mid-1990s and has enjoyed a partial return
to favor as a retro look in the 2000s. More
recently, Apparel Search has seen the
emergence of the "mullet dress," which Urban
Dictionary defines as a dress that is long
in the back and short in the front.
A while back, Miley Cyrus arrived at the
VH1 Divas show clad in a dramatic black
dress that had a very short front and a long
back. Speaking of short in the front and
long in the back, the mullet hairstyle with
a similar description was made famous by her
father Bill Ray. Many other designers and
celebrities have been inspired by the
mullet, and these looks have been worn by
some of Hollywood's most fashionable women.
Haute couture designers such as
Valentino Couture, have all introduced
their own versions of the mullet dress.
Those who have worn the retro-inspired style
Jessica Alba, Victoria Beckham, Anne
Hathaway, Elizabeth Banks, and more.
By Regina Cooper for
Apparel Search November 2010.