However, what if there is a good and important reason, both for the shortened skirts and the reporting of same?
Skirt Lengths and the Economy
Believe it or not, there is a long-standing theory that skirt length is linked to booms in a country's wealth: the better the economy, the shorter the skirt (and vice versa).
Rising skirt lengths are a symbol of youth, playfulness and women's liberation – but are they also related to a nation's prosperity?
Possibly related: XKCD has a comic about correlation and causation and confusion between the two.
This post is slightly longer version of the comment I left at Korea Beat in the above linked post.