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The long and short of it

Ever thought rising skirt lines could mean better monetary times? Well, this is something that the Australian Bureau of Statistics has to say.

fashion and trends Updated: Mar 14, 2010 01:21 IST
Harsha Bhatnagar

Ever thought rising skirt lines could mean better monetary times? Well, this is something that the Australian Bureau of Statistics has to say.

According to a study by the Bureau, when a country’s wealth booms, it reflects in the general mindset and the women tend to wear bolder fashions. The mantra for this spring is probably; shorter the better.

HT City asked some experts if they thought there was any truth to the finding. “Shorter skirts denote power dressing, which in turn reflects the moral of the person and collectively the nation and vice versa,” said designer Neeta Lulla.
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“The way one dresses speaks volumes about the psyche of person(s) and, hence, the nation. I have designed some short dress this time, which will make women look sexy and confident,” said designer Asif Merchant, adding that he hopes to see more of short dresses this spring as compared to last year.

Anthropologist Dr Prateep Roy said, “Economic empowerment leads to other empowerments or holistic development. State of mind depends on a combination of things, but when one is financially sound, a major problem is solved leading to happiness within, which in turn spreads all over the environment.”

Psychiatrist Samir Parikh, however, didn’t agree with these opinions. “The socio-economic tendency varies from one person to another and dressing is a very personal choice.

People will always dress to be in sync with time and the professional or social circle they move in,” he said.

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