Clancy and I spent the New Years at a music show in Surfenberg, the beach and resort town where we first met. The band we saw was a Delosa act that went national a while back. This is the first time I have seen them since they hit the big time (which was about when I left for Deseret). It was at the point where it was too crowded to be enjoyed on a regular basis, but not bad for a once-in-a-while thing and it provided for interesting people-watching.

What we find interesting about today’s fashion (for females, anyway) is how it often seems geared to accentuate imperfection. Some of the spaghetti top dealiebobbers make any girl with any pudge at all look practically pregnant! I’m not even sure what, besides that, may be the point. In fact, part of me wonders if that is the point. I wonder if they’re out there so that those girls with “perfect” figures can wear something that those without “perfect” figures shouldn’t.

I mean seriously. Since attractiveness at cattle-calls is a zero-sum game, if something makes everyone look better it makes no one look better. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the toothpick-figured tastemakers wanted something that the human-figured commoners couldn’t emulate.


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2 Responses to Fashion Senseless

  1. Barry says:

    I’ve definitely noticed that too. That little (and sometimes not-so-little) tummy-pudge that comes out underneath those blouses can be downright ugly. I think it may be a bit of unwillingness to accept reality on some women.

    And, unfortunately, young girls. I have noticed from time to time teens and tweens wearing this type of shirt, and they still haven’t matured enough to be rid of all the “baby fat” yet. And yet their parents continue to let them wear them. Whatever. I just know that Tink never will.

  2. Becky says:

    I agree with both you and Barry. I’m convinced that the women either just don’t notice their pudge or think they look good, still. I’m definitely one that is cognizant of what type of clothing flatters my body type, but I can’t understand those that don’t.

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