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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 06:04 AM
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Ladies: It's Official! The Mini-Skirt is OUT!
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iSeH0...

MILAN Aside from bold color, the biggest news off the spring-summer 2011 is the skirt, or better yet. The hemline.

With two days to go until the end of the Milan Fashion Week, the mini skirt has all but disappeared from the runway, replaced by hemlines that fall around or below the knee. Long skirts are also very popular.

In keeping with this new look, which already made its first appearance on the runway for the upcoming winter, the designers do away with short shorts and most trousers.

On Saturday both Giorgio Armani and Raf Simons for Jil Sander based their collections on the new hemline...


Finally!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 07:53 AM
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1. Traditional: Bad economy = long skirts. n/t
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:08 AM
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2. Not always
As I recall from my costume history class, hemlines went up during WWII, supposedly due to a shortage in material and dropped right after the war.

However, hemlines were raised during the pre-depression roaring twenties and of coarse, the prosperous 1960s and once again, skirts started to get shorter in the mid nineties. So, there's that.

I suppose it's easy to attribute hemlines to the economy. It's also just as easy to claim that skirt/dress lengths drop because the shorter trend has become stale.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:31 AM
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7. The economy wasn't bad during WWII.
People was making good money, just wasn't much to spend it on. That's one of the reasons the economy boomed after the war. People had gone for years without stuff (depression and war) and they wanted to make up for lost time.

The exception was the New Look post WWII which again was a reaction to depression and war restrictions.

No, economy and hem lines aren't a firm cause and effect. I've seen a study connecting hem lines to sun spot activity. :eyes:
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:12 AM
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3. don't worry there will still be plenty of mini skirts to be seen. nt
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:17 AM
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4. It takes a while
Edited on Sun Sep-26-10 08:21 AM by blogslut
Back in the fall of 1973 I bought a mauve, below-the-knee a-line skirt. I wore it on the first day of school and girls literally screamed at me. I got so many dirty looks. It was hilarious. I was a fashion rebel. However, by the end of that school year, all the girls were wearing below-the-knee a-line skirts.

EDIT: Corrected the year
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:20 AM
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5. oh yeah -- think about all the long skirts you see sported about now -- that trend that
Edited on Sun Sep-26-10 08:21 AM by xchrom
started in california a couple of years back.

but you're never gonna see the end of the mini -- but i will be glad to see more mid length skirts -- you get tired of see every body in the same thing.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:26 AM
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6. Trends repeat themselves
And I am sorry if I conveyed the idea that mini-skirts were over forever. However, I dance merrily that for at least a while, they won't be so bloody prominent. I'm sick to death of seeing starlets in minis - they're just so unimaginative.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:33 AM
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8. I think the more important and interesting point was lost there.
Women's trousers are going out of style according to these people and are nary to be seen on the runways.

Color me skeptical. I'd be happy (I've always kind of thought trousers on women looked dumb...but then again, I hate wearing them too. I've got a happy little closet of sarong (and a dress kilt) that I wear when I'm not at work.) but I think that womens' pants are here to stay.

Chan790, militantly anti-pants.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:40 AM
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9. Well, IMHO
What we're going to see is a return to high-waist, big-legged pants. Another returning style that I am ecstatic about. I don't mind low-waist pants but skinny jeans must die.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:44 AM
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10. oy -- don't get me started. i'm tired of seeing all the same looks at red carpet events!
EVERYONE in some version of a sheath with a train.

i ALMOST thought that we were going to start seeing some cocktail dresses at these events -- a dress btw i happen to love -- and
it's such a great look that carries creativity so well.

oh well.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 10:50 AM
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11. ah, but it always comes back! :D
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 12:34 PM
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12. It may take a while to percolate - the trend on my campus is a pretty decisive
upward move in hemlines, although it seems to be more shorts than skirts. On the bright side, Uggs and other boots are a little less dominant this semester...
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 12:53 PM
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13. i have found that when something is "in" the industry insures it is in. only thing you can find
Edited on Sun Sep-26-10 12:53 PM by seabeyond
to buy is what is "in". i went years without buying new jeans cause they only sold certain jeans.... not to mention tops, sweaters ect... i thought they were ugly and didnt want brown and orange. amazed how there was no choice. regardless where i looked. they are just now getting some shirts and sweaters i like.

industry really does control it.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 01:22 PM
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14. Exactly
My solution is 1- to be cheap and buy clothes every few years and 2- Goodwill, where you can find (at least where I live, in large cities) everything from a wide range of eras.
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 01:23 PM
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15. This makes me sad
:( :P
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 01:45 PM
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16. And in men's fashion...
Mirrored shoes are making a comeback.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 05:15 PM
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17. Meh, I prefer gals in bell-bottoms!
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 07:21 PM
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18. At first I misread your "miniskirt has disappeared" line. I thought the new look would be...
a really thick belt worn over panties. Sigh.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-10 08:46 PM
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19. Just in time for my old age! Excellent! n/t
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