Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Fashion Quirks

1. Whose idea was it to put the adjuster on the BACK of the bra straps? Have they actually tried using them?

2. I never did buy Brown as a spring color (spring 2006). I predicted that the designers would compensate by throwing together all the colors they DIDN'T use last spring and handing them to us. And they did.

3. If Old Navy wants to know why its sales REALLY went down, I can tell them: They stopped making shirts that mature women could wear.

Old Navy used to have comfortable, stylish shirts that looked good on grown-ups. Most women loved them. Then the store fell into the "let's make everything stretch across the chest" shirts, and sales plummeted. Yet they didn't get the connection.

I haven't shopped there in a while. Maybe I'll try again to see if they've seen the light.

Dec 8, 2008

I’ve thought of a great video to post on the internet, on You Tube. It involves women trying on clothes and modeling them for the camera. Target always wonders why its sales are going down; it’s because even the tall, slender women can’t make those clothes work. (I used to think it was just my body shape. I tell you, working in the fitting room has done wonders for my morale.) Same for all those other companies, with the shirts that stretch so tightly across the bust that any woman over size A looks like a hussy—or has to wear the clothing 2 sizes bigger to get it to look good across the chest. I think it’d be a great wake-up call for the fashion industry.

More (Non) Fashion

February 22, 2010

I see that designers this year are going with gloomy colors for Spring because the economy stinks. Presumably they think that no one will feel like being perky and wearing pretty colors.

On the other hand, who wants to spend money on depressing stuff? If I wanted to entice people to buy things, I might mute some shades (or darken them slightly), but still use color. And put a little sheen on them, so that they'd be different enough from last year's to actually tempt somebody to buy them.

But what do I know? I'm only the person buying (or not) the clothes.

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