Tuesday, March 29, 2011
More ponderings about dress and society
I was thinking last night that I don't remember writing much about dress of fashion before... well into my fifth year of blogging! I do know I've written about the clothing (or lack thereof) of the college girls on campus. I found it very interesting that "those in the know" about such things, who have been on campus for years and years, have come to realize the freshmen girls are the trashiest dressers!
There are a lot of theories but the two most reasonable are... they are breaking away from home for the first time and Mom/Dad aren't there to nix the outfits... and... they are very influenced by the "fashion" of the entertainment industry which they have been allowed to follow. I remember telling Christopher (after seeing a girl standing on the street) that I remember a time when the police would assume she's among the world's oldest profession and arrested for indecent exposure!
The good news is... for the most part... the girls tend to dress more modestly to classes as they grow older. Of course, it also helps when the wind chills turns below zero. ;)
When we were visiting Stephanie in October, I showed Elisabeth a blog by a young woman I admire. The way she (and her sister) sews and assembles clothing has such style and shows they are beautiful inside and out... here. In an age when little girls are influenced by a culture gone wrong, I am happy there are young women who show one can be stylish and creative and beautiful and modest.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 1:01 PM