Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The long and the short of it- or- it might not be better next year...

Tory Burch Resort 2014
Too much time has elapsed since my last post, partially  because of some wonderful but time consuming work deadlines, but also because I really haven't been shopping much lately. Odd, because I LOVE spring/ summer clothing.  Nothing is really calling out to me. By and large things seem so teeny, so short, so bright, so synthetic and so pricey at most of my favorite retailers this season.   Even Brooks Brothers has succumbed to the call of the short, short dress.
Sleeveless Sailing Dress
I am sure that I am older than the demographic they are courting, but surely even the really young need to sit down sometimes.

From the Daddy Likey blog"Here's a classic "For the love of God, hold down that hem!" moment:

I peeked in the mall  the other day and started smiling because the dresses and high hems reminded me of a funny(but probably NSFW) feature about too short skirts on a blog that I used to read. Daddy Likey  was voted as one of the most influential design blogs  a few years ago.  I don't think Winona is still blogging, but this link still works.  I wonder if Winona knew she was forecasting a trend!

Alberta Ferretti Resort 2014

 A quick glance at the Resort 2014 collections shows that the short skirt trend is still going to be strong for next year, although there were some quite long skirts for contrast.

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/2014RST-MILLY/#13Milly Resort 2014

I asked a trusted SA at one of my local J Crew stores about a particularly scandalously high hem on an otherwise great dress.  Her response- "I liked it too, but I am not supposed to wear it to work because it is too short."  Yes- that says it all.

JCrew Swoop Dress in Thistle Print