Friday, November 16, 2012

Fashion Show II
And in stepped the gray-skirted lass sporting, of course, a white blouse.  This latter will remain as part of the uniform, and as may be surmised, found its way spilling more and more over the waistband of the skirt.  What’s to be done?  In the 2000’s, the recalcitrant blouse was replaced by the more manageable shirt with waistband and collar.  But let’s revisit the skirt for a moment.

The gray skirt has experienced its own transitions from pleats all the way around to two box pleats in front and two in the back, then back to the original arrangement.  In the early gray years, knee socks were the “in” but soon gave way to the anklets of earlier times. Gray slacks were also permitted, but proved to be unpopular.  This gray look was interrupted for a (very) few years with the appearance of plaid.  One can imagine the chagrin of in-coming freshmen transitioning from plaid to plaid.  It did not enthrall the upperclassmen either, for that matter.  Back to the classic gray.
(Sorry the last as-of-now photo is not too sharp--no reflection of the girls' appearance!)

And so here we are today with what is probably the most familiar look with its almost 50 year history.  That’s actually a pretty good record for a feminine fashion, wouldn’t you say?

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