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Friday, March 27, 2009

Show me your Calvins. No wait, DON'T.

Ok, I'm sorry, is it just me? Am I getting old? (ok, don't answer that)

What is with the whole showing underwear thing? Believe me, I'm Italian, I am a firm believer in pretty underwear. I'm not exactly a prude, either. However I don't believe you should show it to the world. Even Carrie was reluctant to go out in her underwear, and they were D&G!

Problem #1: young men wearing their jeans really low and showing their boxers. I don't know who gave them the idea that this looks good – it really doesn't. I don't want to see your boxer shorts. Pull up your pants!! (And if you don't, you'd better not move to Louisiana.)

Problem #2: super-duper-short skirts/dresses. I mean, that's taking "mini" to a whole other level. The dress Lindsay Lohan wore at the MTV Awards last year? Lovely, but way too short. Are we really surprised that we managed to get a good look under her skirt? Although at least this time she was wearing underwear. But still, did we need to see that? (Hormone-crazed teenage boys, this isn't for you to answer.) I think not.

More: just today, going through my e-mail, I saw two photos, from two different fashion blogs/websites, with gals wearing super-short dresses that I'm pretty sure gave onlookers a good idea of what they were (or were not) wearing.

Example #1: straight out of the latest WhoWhatWear newsletter

Their suggestion: wear trendy accessories with great basic pieces.
What they forgot to add: you know what's a great basic piece? Pants.

Example #2: from today's Shopbop's* Stylefile
Their tip: you've got it, flaunt it.
What they forgot to add: by "legs" we mean the part below your butt. Our model here is actually still getting dressed.

I mean, really.

I do admire these girls for being proud of their bodies, and I understand if people want to live by the old adage slogan "Nothing gets between me and my Calvins". I get it. But there really should be something between me and your Calvins.

*I still love you, Shopbop. This is by no means a reflection of how much you rock. Or maybe it is, just a little ;-)


Jen L. said...

Could not agree more!

the mama bird diaries said...

It's so funny that you mention this.. I'm writing a post right now where I mention a recent visit to a hair salon. My hair stylist had his jeans pulled down ridiculously low with 1/2 his undies hanging out. What the hell?

Fiona said...

I don't get it either. I guess if I had legs like that I'd prance around half nekkid too? Maybe not.

Curiosity Killer said...

Ooooooh... so glad I joined the party last minute. :)

I laughed when you pointed they weren't wearing pants. They make me nervous me actually... that girls might actually it's ok to dress like that out.

Gina said...

I hate those "dresses" that are CLEARLY just shirts.

kiki said...

hilarious! You have me in stitches!! :-)
Who knows why these hormonal youngster (especially z lister celebs) are running around flashing their undies. The world has gone barking mad. Is it the age of knicker voyeurism? Who knows..

La Mom said...

Another basic fashion piece is underwear!

I don't know how to email you with comments back from my blog. Totally agree with you about the dogs getting beaten up!

OHmommy said...

oh Elisa, I have seen the new SUPER short skirts. ugh. I don;t want to see that even on the teeniest of woman.

Mike said...

This might seem ... well, outside the ordinary to you, but I agree. And I'm a man. And not old (like you).



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