I recently picked up an issue of Vogue and was flipping through it, when an article on "the power of suggestion" caught my eye. I (naive young thing that I am lol) immediately thought that maybe, just maybe, here was an article about how being fully clothed was better by far than letting everything hang out.
How wrong I was.
I won't bore (and possibly disgust) you with the details of that article. Suffice it to say that the author had some very....interesting ideas about clothing. Apparently it is not enough for us to wear low cut blouses anymore - now we have to give the "suggestion' that we are in imminent danger of falling out of them. Ditto for skirts....now they have to be so short that a flash of underwear seems inevitable...though of course, such wardrobe malfunctions will never happen if you follow the advice in the article! The author advocated the use of....double-sided sticky tape, to stick clothes to the body of the wearer, in order that, in the case of blouses, buttons can be left nearly completely unbuttoned without any fear of clothing actually falling off/flapping open. If I never hear about double-sided sticky tape again, it will be too soon, I tell you.
I think the person who wrote the article was very confused. It made me quite sad, actually......how far have we come, that we have to pretend that our clothes are falling off?!
What happened to the *real* power of suggestion? How about wearing full length sleeves, and then letting people catch a glimpse of the sleeve of your chemise underneath? (all right - my tastes are a bit old fashioned) How about lining your tweed skirt with pale pink satin, and then putting in a kick pleat so that the lining shows occasionally?
These things are suggestive - these things are sexy. The added bonus is that there needn't be a wardrobe malfunction in sight.
Dobule-sided tape? I mean really--how low are we going to stoop?!