Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cool Chart Tuesday

Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
~ Coco Chanel

Speaking of fashion through the ages, are you familiar with the "Hemline Theory"?


Basically, it says that hemlines rise and fall with the economy - long dresses & skirts when the economy is doing poorly and short dresses & skirts when the economy is doing well.

Pretty cool, huh? Do you think this is holding true now? Are we wearing longer styles during this economic slump?

You can read just a bit more about this theory here.

3 comments:

Becky said...

I would think it would be the other way around, since short skirts take less fabric!

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

I don't think the hem theory applies anymore. I seen to many PYT in short skirts & dresses over the last 2 or 3 years when the DJIA has been relatively low. Great question!

Mimi Jackson said...

Fun theory, but completely untrue, in my opinion. Maxi dresses and skirts abound in my neck of the woods, and the economy is dismal. Fabric prices aren't really as much of a factor, since the average customer isn't really demanding quality fabric nowadays, and clothing is considered far more disposable than it once was.