Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fashion file

I ducked into a few stores on my lunch hour, and all the spring clothes are coming in.

First of all -- whose bright idea was/is it to start filling the stores with capri pants when there are still 3-foot snowdrifts in my driveway??

Second: has anyone else noticed how, during the last year or so, the fashion for women has been tops & dresses with empire waists & the like? Now is it just me, or does this reflect (a) our society's obsession with stick-thin young girls and/or (b) pregnant women? You most certainly have to be very skinny to wear these styles & look good -- or at least, not look like you're pregnant -- unless you actually are pregnant, & then they show off your cute little belly very nicely.

They most certainly do not look good on 47-year-old, definitely not skinny but definitely not pregnant me. :(

6 comments:

  1. I KNOW! Not cool. So not cool.

    Also? The skinny jean come back is giving me nightmares. My hips do not fit in anything "skinny".

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  2. I hate, I mean HATE, the clothes that I see here in College Town, USA. Even on young women, they are so unflattering. The big thing here, in addition to the sausage casing-tight jeans + blimpy tunic, is the leggings/tights, college sweatshirt and Eskimo boot look, especially when there's very little snow to be seen.

    Is there no place for the waist anymore?

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  3. The empire waist and me are big enemies. The clothes lately have been sucking big time.
    ~Carole

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  4. I was at Target last week and could hardly tell the difference between the maternity and juniors section.

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  5. I'm the oddball -- I LOVE the empire waist shirts. I carry all my weight in my boobs & belly, so they hide everything nicely.

    Skinny jeans and leggings are totally out though. Those don't look good on ANYONE.

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  6. One thing I meant to write when posting this -- I find some of the styles sort of infantilizing. I tried on one candy-coloured blouse with ruffles & gathers everywhere. I felt like I should put my hair up in ponytails & stick a lollypop in my mouth.

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