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Showing posts from September, 2015

Do the Bustle

Woman in a bustle dress, 1885 (Wikimedia Commons) There’s no doubt about it. In the fickle world of fashion, the female derrière is having a moment. If, like many women, you've spent most of your adult life dieting and exercising to trim your backside, there’s no easy way to tell you this: you may be out of style. Fashion can be oddly specific when it comes to the female form. Every couple of years or so a trend will focus on one specific feminine attribute. For example, in the 1960s, miniskirts made legs fashionable. And who can forget the way shoulders muscled control of the ’80’s fashion scene? If you were an adult woman during that decade, chances are you had at least one blouse or jacket with enough padding to make a linebacker envious. Check out the shoulders of Joan Collins in the '80s television show, Dynasty.   [Photo by Rex Features, as seen in The Guardian  ] In the decades that've followed, crop tops and low-rise jeans have bared