Fashion Week: Put Your Mini in Storage

Saturday, September 08, 2007 • Permalink • 

There have been many studies that show that the hemlines presented during fashion week directly correlate to the state of the economy. Short skirts indicate prosperity is in the air; long skirts brace us for harder times. I hate to break it to you, but the knee-length skirt has been the preferred hemline of the Spring 2008 shows so far.

Bad news for investors, but good news for fashionistas. After a string of overexposed celebrities so long that we have actually become numb to the idea of pretty young things exposing their crotches to the world-- c'mon, try and tell me the whole naked Vanessa Hudgens thing made you pause for more than two seconds-- being demure actually feels fresh and exciting. The knee-length skirts that have been parading down the runway look sexy in that '40s pin-up kind of way. This is the kind of sexy that leaves 'em begging for more, not reaching for a cigarette. I think I'm going to like this.




l-r: Lacoste, J.Mendel, Chaiken
photos: getty images (via:
http://mbfashionweek.com, visit to see full size of the thumbnails pictured here and the full photo collection)




l-r: Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Ports 1961
photos: getty images (via:
http://mbfashionweek.com, visit the site to see full size of the thumbnails pictured here and the full photo collection)


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