27/10/2010 08:22 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Italian Town Forced To Cover Up As Mayor Bans Short Skirts

Alexa Chung mini skirt Alexa Chung sports a chic mini-skirt to the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party earlier this month. PA

Since Twiggy made them famous in the sixties, the mini-skirt has become a fashion staple. Celebrities are constantly caught flaunting their legs in super-short numbers and they will forever be a favourite amongst teenage girls. However, in one Italian town, the mini-skirt has lost its style status.

The town's Mayor has placed a ban on "very skimpy clothes". Short skirts will be allowed to be worn as long as they are in keeping with Mayor Luigi Bobbio's rule; they can't be revealing.

Sunbathing and undressing in public are also on the Mayor's blacklist, and punishment for breaking such rules comes in the form of a 500 euro fine.

It looks like Italian women will be sporting the long skirts trend next season!

What do you think about this ruling? The title of Mayor gives Bobbio the right to make decisions on behalf of the community, but is he exploiting his power by placing this amount of control over the town? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.