Sunday, March 14, 2010

What Women Really Wear... Shoulders On

Despite the millions put into the high gloss fashion magazines, we see little of what we want or can afford in these advertising vehicles. Sure, we enjoy watching "Project Runway" and the highs and lows of the awards season, but do we really want a dress with one shoulder exposed? Michael Kors has just such an offering, the One-Shoulder Zip Dress, $1395, in his Spring 2010 collection on his website. The baby blue color is delightful, the fabric is a soft wool and the dress is made in Italy. It sports one short sleeve. As Ready-to-Wear, it is unreasonable to think that it can be worn to an office job or to a professional meeting. After a cold winter, no one can seriously entertain walking around with an exposed shoulder. Party dresses and evening gowns excepted, this well-constructed street dress is strictly for show. Let's put a little realism into what women can and do wear in the business world. Put that other short sleeve on and we're back in 1965 with a beautiful sheath with exquisite new lines ...

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