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Date: 12/12/13 8:16 PM

Some of you may have already seen it. The uber-broad shoulders on suits and jackets on the Fall runway, the longer shirts, and much lower hems? The designers just whisked them right under our noses, and the pattern companies just lowered hems a good three to fifteen inches without even asking us if we wanted it.

Me: Nooooooooo! Waaah! *snif*

UGH. Looks like it's 1987 again. And just when I had finally donated my last long suit jackets and oldie but goldie mid-calf winter coat. Sigh. But also, it looks like we need to be careful and lower hems now, or what we're creating now might be abruptly outdated by as early as next Spring. And with hems suddenly heading down, those of use who are older (*cough, cough*) are suddenly going to look like we're "trying too hard" if we keep wearing the shorter hems.

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Date: 12/12/13 8:38 PM

It's not an appealing look to me, either. But on the bright side, deep hems and lots of fabric per garment tend to characterize an economic upswing.

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Date: 12/12/13 8:57 PM

Eeeeek. I'm excited for the longer skirts, because tbqh, I feel really uncomfortable in things that are above knee in length. It makes me feel like I am trying to look like a child or that I look immature and young. Perhaps because I am(?) I want to avoid that impression at all costs. My skirt length preferences are between at-knee to mid-calf. It probably is awful for my body type but...I feel more secure in those.

So I'm glad to know I won't be TERRIBLY out of style!and it is good to know I will be able to find more patterns in my style come springtime.

But really, broader shouldered jackets? Why would they do that.

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Date: 12/12/13 9:14 PM

Ugh, I really don't want to go there again.

The skirt length, OK. But the jackets, no, just no. I rely don't want t look like I'm gearing up for an old lady cat fight on Dallas.

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Date: 12/12/13 9:31 PM

HAHA! I still have some of my long jackets from the 80's. Where does one go to check this out when one no longer subscribes to Vogue or Lucky? I consider myself ahead of the game to check Pantone for the latest colors.

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Date: 12/12/13 10:36 PM

Yeah!!! love the longer skirts, especially with boots!!! Have on my to do list to make 2-3 of these in varying fabrics. Can't wait!

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Date: 12/12/13 11:04 PM

I believe the broader shoulders balance out the longer skirts. I'm with you on short skirts, at least in the office and for those of us whose gams are starting to show some age (read: spider veins and vericose veins). But I truly detest the really long ones. To me, they emphasize female "differentness" in the office and don't look as professional as a top-of the knee or mid-knee pencil skirt. Flounces just don't seem professional to me.

But for a picnic or other warm weather event, they're delightfully feminine and never really go out of style.

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Date: 12/12/13 11:05 PM

From your typing fingers to God's ears!

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Date: 12/12/13 11:06 PM

Dallas! Oh what a visual! Those shoulders were a mile wide, weren't they? ;=D

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Date: 12/12/13 11:15 PM

Lucky me!! I live in the PNW..it usually takes new styles at least a year to become popular here

I guess I could be a trend setter and lengthen my fleece vests!

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