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Tightening our belts? Fashion versus the credit crunch!

24 November 2008 by Lisa

So the prices of new potatoes and i-pods are going up and we’re being told to be prepared for a measly Christmas. But what does this mean for fashion? Will we be wearing polyester smocks for spring/summer 2009? Well one theory is that hemlines rise and fall with the stock market, so maybe we can expect ankle-skimming skirts to be everywhere. Though a recent article in the Guardian argues that this rule doesn’t really work as; ‘During the wartime years, arguably the period of greatest privation in modern history, hemlines were shorter than before or after the war.’ Read more…