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Date: 7/25/05 8:39 PM

Walking home from the library tonight (downtown Houston), DH says "check out her dress". A woman in front of us had a light weight sleeveless sheer dress on - with black thong underwear!!! Whoa!!!! To quote my kids "Way to much information". She had to be in her 30s or so!

Anyone seen anything else strange - besides flip flops at the White House??

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Date: 7/25/05 8:57 PM

Yep, my SIL (extremely artifically well-endowed) in a sheer yellow chiffon top with no camisole or bra at our last family function. I think she was the only *not* embarassed.

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Date: 7/25/05 9:10 PM

Yes, that's more than you wanted to know! I work at a University, so every new semester I get to see all sorts of interesting attire. I saw a new student wearing a micro mini (no problem there, she was cute in it) with a ski parka (it was about 10 degrees) with bare legs and 4 inch stiletto pumps (probably a foot of snow) . Something told me she didn't come from a northern state! I felt so bad for her, watching her trying to cross the road (icy of course) and get to her next class on time.

I wonder if she's thawed out yet.

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Date: 7/25/05 9:12 PM

Gigi, we were posting at the same time. How did you keep a straight face? And how much self control did it take to maintain eye contact?
-- Edited on 7/25/05 10:16 PM --

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Date: 7/25/05 9:19 PM

Working in an ob-gyn office, we see (surprise!) lots of pregnant people. The younger ones are unwilling to give up their skimpy attire, even as their due date approaches. They pack themselves into their pre-pregnancy size ultra-low-rise jeans, slip into a snug tank top that barely reaches their navel, and simply ignore the 8 to 10 inches of exposed stretch marks that tie the whole outfit together.

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Date: 7/25/05 9:21 PM

We had just landed at LAX. My husband noticed a lovely young thing, perfectly groomed, wearing a tasteful natural-color linen sheath and cute leather sandals. That was all she wore. No underwear. None. That was quite a show. I was grateful I did not have children with us.

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Date: 7/25/05 10:02 PM

Well, I've seen lots of fashion no-nos, but I think the worst is when it actually happens to YOU. I remember having to buy a black dress in the middle of July in Phoenix for a sudden funeral. The only thing I could find was a lightweight knit black number, with a flowing skirt and cap sleeves. I actually fell in love with it and wore it often after the funeral was long past.

One day, about 2 months later, I'm out walking in a busy downtown wearing my favorite knit black dress, and a very polite woman stops me on the street to tell me that she can see EVERYTHING through the fabric.

I had no idea--my bedroom didn't provide the same sort of lighting situation as direct sunlight! Talk about MORTIFIED--I'd been wearing the thing for 2 months, and to a FUNERAL no less.

That week I went out and bought a black slip, and that dress continued to serve me well for many years. But, if that nice woman hadn't stopped to tell me about my accidental peep show, I might still be a fashion faux pas myself.

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Date: 7/25/05 10:29 PM

Hmmm, and I thought everyone was wearing contrasting thongs on purpose. This is everywhere around here - - I thought it was a fashion trend.

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Date: 7/25/05 11:56 PM

I live in Arizona where it has been over 100 for 39 days. The most AMAZING things here are college students, with tatoos.....on their very large breasts....around the nipple rings.....that you can see THROUGH the t-shirts. The t-shirts are astonishing sheer - where do they buy such things? You can literally see through the fabric - it cannot be an accident. Of course, no bra and the girls look like dogs fighting under a blanket.

The outfit is complete by grubby feet in flaps, open mouthed gum chewing and the thong peeking out of the back of tooooo short shorts. Bonus points must be given out for complaining about the old men "perving" on them.

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Date: 7/26/05 6:21 AM

The latest issue of Glamour with Nicole Kidman on the cover features a one-page editorial on one of the staff members wearing ultra-sheer pants with brightly-colored underwear around NYC, I believe. Only ONE lady let her know. The others just gawked, snapped a pic, commented... Mostly men (of all ages), of course!

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