Skirts - super flirty, super curvy

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Posted by Melanie W. on June 21, 2005 at 20:52:43:

I guess everybody has seen that infections Old Navy TV commercial "Super Skirts" ("Super skirty, super flirty" - to the tone of "Super Freak" by Rick James).

Its a funny ad, and I usually hum along with it (but I wind up interjecting "super curvy" in the lyrics). But Im delighted that skirts are becoming more and more popular. The commercial is great because it shows how much fun flared skirts can be - all those twirling motions.

And I agree with what others have said here before - the vogue for androgynous fashion, like suits and slacks, was deliberately anti-plus. Most womens' weight fluctuates, and suits or pants are unforgiving. But with a dress or a skirt, if you get curvier, its no big deal, and you can usually still wear the clothes.

I found an interesting press release about one company that is big on skirts, but I think the statement describes the appeal of skirts & dresses in general:

"Finally fashion has turned toward the pretty feminine. It used to be a taboo to suggest that a fashion was simply put-- pretty. "Now it is recognizably in vogue to wear pretty clothes as a way of expressing one"s femininity," says Mehera Shaw designer, Shari Keller. With the idea of pretty comes the skirt; it is the perfect wardrobe piece for every women. There are so many shapes and cuts there is something that will flatter every figure. Ultimately the skirt can make any women feel feminine and pretty.

"Mark and Shari Keller, the entrepreneurial owners of the upstart fashion house, Mehera Shaw, based in Carrboro, N.C. say they have based their entire philosophy around the restoration of femininity"........

"This year we have really emphasized the skirt it is simply so feminine and can be worn well by women with many body types......."

And here is a picture from the Old Navy commerical (which would have been WAY better with plussize models), but Im seeing skirts all over the place, not just at Old Navy, but at Torrid and elsewhere -

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