Have I missed a fashion moment here?

by Cellobella on Friday, June 27, 2008

I found this image on Faking Good Breeding who pointed me toward an article on this very subject.

I saw Sex in the City the other night with some girlfriends – as you do – and enjoyed it. No I did. It was fun, flirtatious and frivolous. Perfect chick flickery.


(C’mon you knew there was a but)

What was with the black bra backs? On several occasions Carrie Bradshaw (SJP’s character) wears a low backed dress and has the back of her bra on display.

Since when did that become acceptable?

Who didn’t send me that memo?! Frankly I wish you had because lets face it girls if we don’t have to care that your bra isn’t hidden… doesn’t it make life easier?

Forget all those tricky uphostery jobbies with weird extra long bra straps that wind around you everywhere except your back in order to give you some nipple protection… just show off that bra strap!

No need for dimmers, just wear your good old faithful with your slinky LBD. Preferably black of course.

I thought I was joking too until coming back into the hotel tonight I spied a woman – who must have been past 50 (or not so careful with her skin routine), she was wearing super high heels, peroxided long hair, and a slinky black backless dress with black bra-strap showing.

Now I’m wondering… could this really be a fashion trend?


Artoholic Cindy June 28, 2008 at 7:25 am

Followed your trail over from Aussie Bloggers…

I saw this on a Yr 9 girl (13 yr old friend of my 13 yr old son’s) at the movies recently. Mind you she DEFINATELY did not look Yr 9 (more 29), and was holding hands with a 19yr old.

Slinky red jersey dress, cut all the way down her back, with BIG WHITE BRA BACK showing.

I said to my boys, “If I was her mother, I would not have let her leave the house looking like THAT”.

Maybe she was there to see Sex & the City?

I did see your other QLD-not-so-hot posts. I have just moved up to th TOP of QLD from Perth, and let me tell you, I still had the AC on yesterday!



river June 28, 2008 at 9:32 am

That’s one fashion trend I WON’T be following for sure. I think it looks just terrible. Like G-strings visible above the jeans. I think underwear should be more secret than show. Leave something to the imagination, please. Where’s the fun in the late night undressing of your partner when you already know what’s underneath?

M June 28, 2008 at 3:11 pm

I noticed that too. It really grated on me, but what would I know sitting here an over 40 lower north shore mum… must off to put my tennis gear on and make sure my ponytail is at regulation height.

Fairlie June 28, 2008 at 3:23 pm

I must have missed that memo too. By the time I do get it I’ll have probably missed the next memo that revokes the original one.

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