move over, make way for breasts ???


What is going on lately with the fashion industry? The 3 major department stores in the States have just gotten rid of their petite departments.

Where's the Petite Department? Going the Way of the Petticoat


Image grabbed from the NY Times.


And now the industry is tailoring for the growing number of women who have gotten breast implants.

Fashion Refigured

Geez, its getting kinda ridiculous. Sure, the fashion industry was never one to build a woman's confidence, but as a reflection of trends in society, what does this say about american women in general?

Update: Kym, you need to take your mind off of this subject and... Warn a person when you send this kinda oh I think my face is bright red cause I just opened it in the office without reading the link material. Funny is not enough for a subject title.

12 Comments:

At 5/29/2006 1:27 AM, Anonymous Eliot said...

Hey
I'm in the western US. A friend of mine, a tiny korean girl, has such a hard time to find clothes. She told she was going to baby gap...why not

 
At 5/29/2006 12:09 PM, Anonymous Kym said...

Many years ago a British TV Ad campaign for the health benefits of chicken once had for their slogan:

"Breast is Best!"

I myself have a craving for the legs :D

 
At 5/29/2006 4:40 PM, Blogger snowtweety said...

I like legs too, less bones, easier to eat.

 
At 5/29/2006 4:44 PM, Blogger snowtweety said...

Baby Gap??? I got these cool fleece-lined overalls for winter once in the Kid's department of Gap. They came in very handy for sledding, but never had to go to Baby Gap.

 
At 5/29/2006 5:09 PM, Anonymous Kym said...

Great....so i'll meet you at Lotteria for a family sized pack of all legs :P

 
At 5/30/2006 8:27 AM, Anonymous jenny dang said...

does this mean i need to get boob implants lol!?! at least u can get them cheaper in VN. ahhahaaa... when the cow come home.. i'll get them otherwise i will be stuffing it until it fits lol!

 
At 5/30/2006 10:25 AM, Blogger snowtweety said...

Beach,
hmmm... by accident huh?
does it come up when you search for breasts? j/k.

that's alot of questions you got there.

No, i have not met Noodlepie. I also have not met Virtual Doug, but everyone else I've met before.

I did not move to VN directly after I graduated. I worked for 4 years and decided I needed a change of pace, scenery.

Mom thought I was crazy, but she's okay with it now. She eventyually got over it.

Teaching in VN is interesting. Regrets...are fleeting, better that way so you can move on. Just going with the flow seems to work best.

I'm not sure how Bostonians feel, not actually a Bostonian. I don't see anything wrong with asians at MIT and Harvard. A bit surprised there is any kinda issue about it at all.

Again, not from Boston. Prejudice, hmmm... not anything traumatic that I remember. Kids teasing here and there, being stupid. Unfortunately, prejudice exists everywhere. Some people just have their preferences and pre-concieved notions about others without getting to know them. I got my preferences too, not interested in meeting any of those types.

 
At 5/30/2006 7:50 PM, Anonymous Shaun said...

Hmm yeah it's so different from Vietnam. I wear a size small in US, but when I'm in Vietnam I have to buy a meidum or.... large. It's sort of depressing going shopping in Vietnam, sometimes they don't even carry my size cause it's "too big".

 
At 5/31/2006 7:23 AM, Anonymous Kim Nguyen said...

Hey sister - I'm super excited that you're coming to new york. There's so much going on! AHHH. um, i went to a shop downtown to see if rumors were true and they DO indeed have topshop in new york. so exciting. yay yay. tell mama i said hi.

lovey,
k

 
At 5/31/2006 5:43 PM, Blogger snowtweety said...

Hey Kimbo!
Really? They've got a Top Shop? So cool :) Hmmm... they've also got a new Apple Store too. Oh yeah, we're gonna do a little shopping :) Wheeee!!!!!!

Will see Mom in two days. Know what that means? I'm gonna be eating fish and veggies and that's it. Ugh... I want me some STEAK. Ya, you and me in NY having some Steak. That'll be sweet.

love ya,
sis

 
At 5/31/2006 5:54 PM, Blogger snowtweety said...

Jen,
Com'n, you got ample to work with. LOL, silly girl, better to be an ORIGINAL, piece of work that is :P

 
At 5/31/2006 6:06 PM, Blogger snowtweety said...

Shaun,
Why shop when you can get things tailored? And asked them not to tell you your measurements. hehe... So nice not having a scale around.

Yeah, in Japan I'm a Large while in the States I don't exist, being a '0'.

If the industry would just use the European standard with the metric system, it would make things so much easier, sizes would be consistent.

But no, the US, being the messed-up marketing machine it is psychologically screws with people, convincing them that small and thin is better. Does it really make sense to be a '0'? or even a '00'? which I know some stores use too. That's just evil.

 

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