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08 June 2005 @ 06:30 am
I really, really hope poodle skirts come back.
Less skin is back in for young Americans
By Linda Thomas
Wed Jun 8, 8:36 AM ET

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Hip-hugging jeans and tight-fitting tiny tops are out. Less skin is back in for the young American.

U.S. fashion experts say a trend toward modesty is evident in new fall styles for clothing aimed at girls in their early teens, and will become more common with spring 2006 designs.

“We’re seeing skirt hemlines that are at the knee and are very demure, very proper pants, prim tops and large pearl necklaces,” said Gloria Baume, fashion market director for Teen Vogue. The magazine showcases fashion and photography much like its parent publication Vogue.

Baume, who said she looks to European fashion runways to spot what will be hot for American teens, said designers have been focusing on “ladylike and almost old-fashioned” styles that were inspired by the 1950s.

That would phase out the belly-baring, skintight numbers championed by the likes of Britney Spears. “There is nothing form-fitting about the latest fashions,” Baume said.
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bubblegumpurism on June 8th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
I really, really hope poodle skirts come back too. Even though I've gotten used to getting most of my clothes at thrift stores, I'd like to see '50s-inspired designs at the mall.
Cadet Smirkjayarr on June 9th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
Where are other girls like you?

No, seriously. I've looked.
bubblegumpurism on June 9th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
I think one of me is more than enough!
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Cadet Smirkjayarr on June 9th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
And great news for old-fashioned guys.
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Cadet Smirkjayarr on June 9th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
Here's hoping.
alliemaddynalliemaddyn on June 9th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)
Well, I'll pass on poodle skirts, what I'd love to see is the glamorous clothes women wore in the 40's and 50's -- A-line dresses belted at the waist and just below the knees. Such great lines. And whatever happened to people wearing elegant hats?

Clothes were much more well-made in those times, as well, which I think is less likely to happen.

I want to be able to wear a coat like this one (from '53)!


But then, I'm a lover of vintage clothing, not for the modesty value, but for the time, effort and quality of work you find that you just can't get these days.
Cadet Smirkjayarr on June 9th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC)
I still think hats should be worn with men's suits, but maybe that's the military-in-me talking (you'll only find an airman without a cover on a flight line or indoors).
alliemaddynalliemaddyn on June 9th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm less a fan of men's hats than those elegant small hats worn by women in the 40s and 50s...you know the ones, with the small veil in front? SO elegant.
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alliemaddynalliemaddyn on June 9th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
Nicholas Ryan Miller XIIicanloveiswear on June 9th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
As long as the U.S. fashion industry is dominated by the likes of Abercrombie and Hollister, I wouldn't hold my breath on the poodle skirt thing.