The Dress is Dead?

Article from the New York Times (might have to sign up to view)

While the big-shots of the fashion world have declared that as of the end of August the dress will be “out”, (And pants will be the new “it” item. How exciting.) I will still be parading around in my dresses, like many of the girls I see on campus on a daily basis. What’s funny is that there are quotes from retail analysts and consultants saying that they believed 2007 to be the year of the dress, and that sales of dresses have been growing steadily since then. I know when I was an intern last summer at Big National Department Store Chain, the dress department in our store always performed the best in terms of sales in the entire Women’s division, even performing better than all the stores in our district. When the first warm day of the year rolled around last week, if you were on campus or downtown didn’t have a dress on, you stuck out.

I think women are having fun with the dress, and I don’t see them letting go anytime soon for a pair of boring, masculine trousers. Sure, pants are great for fall and winter, since it’s usually too cool to bare one’s legs to the elements and probably when it gets too cold my dresses will go to the back of my closet. But for now, I’m savoring my dressesl


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