Action Alert!

Modesty alert

By Leila Marie Lawler (articles ) | Jun 08, 2004

At last, some sign that women are tired of being uncomfortable and exposed -- in more ways than one.

Now if we can wise up to the scam of charging full price for a dress that doesn't have sleeves, a back, or a middle.... Fashion? yeah, right...

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jun. 09, 2004 6:34 PM ET USA

    There was one disturbing note in the Times article. When the young lady said the dress she chose was classy, her mom could be heard hooting in the background---with apparent ridicule. Not the reaction of a good mother (if a father of three may opine). All the more credit to the girl!

  • Posted by: shrink - Jun. 09, 2004 1:32 PM ET USA

    Nice catch Leila! When the girls' coverage decreases, their sexual insecurity increases, leading some eventually to their Return to Modesty. As for the price of things, I must leave that one untouched.

  • Posted by: - Jun. 09, 2004 11:27 AM ET USA

    I just hope this trend makes it to the high school I teach at by fall. Having worn Izods, Polos and Topsiders (and a decent haircut) when I was a student in the '80s, I have been longing for the death of the trash fashions that have made me a hallway clothing cop for the past several years. Fashions are cyclical and trash will make a comeback, but it would be nice to have a few years' respite.