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Bare legs are so 2010.

I don’t know if I am looking forward to this new ‘trend’… What do you think?

Kate Middleton brings back pantyhose. Bare legs are so 2010.

Photo by: (Photo by Lionel Hahn - WPA Pool/Getty Images) Kate brought out a thick pair of cream-tinted sheer tights in Beverly Hills

by Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
Kate Middleton’s latest contribution to fashion: pantyhose. After two straight weeks of pairing knockout designer dresses with ’80s-style sheer stockings, the Duchess of Cambridge has proven that everything she touches—really everything—turns to style gold.
READ MORE: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/kate-middleton-brings-back-pantyhose-bare-legs-are-so-2010-2510160#photoViewer=1

The Iconic Shirtwaist Dress

1950s Jonathan Logan Summer Plaid Day Dress

This summer, the dress is the way to go for comfort and style. Be it long or short, the simplicity of a one piece dress allows you to spend more time thinking of your accessories. And isn’t that easier then figuring out what top or bottom to wear together. The right shoe, jewelry or belt will add just the right finishing touch. So stay cool this summer by perhaps choosing the iconic shirt waist dress which has come a real long way just like women have.

Vintage Colorful Plaid Shirtwaist Dress

The concept of the shirt waist dress originated from a man’s shirt and was seen as early as the 1900s. Although it has a menswear influence, it’s anything but masculine. The 1950s iconic shirtwaist dress, as seen in movies like Pleasantville, emphasized the female waist and the bust and was very feminine. Casual and dressy versions of the shirtwaist dress were staples in a woman’s closet from the time Dior introduced the “New Look” silhouette in 1947. These dresses were worn with petticoats underneath to increase the skirt’s volume and create a more festive look, and girdles to make the waist smaller, creating a very flattering silhouette. They could also be worn casually without a petticoat and were then referred to as house dresses.

So cheers to the shirtwaist dress, you’ve come a long way baby! Try one on!

1950s Cotton Shirt Waist Dress in Olive Green with Orange Floral Print

Emma Sosa teaches SXF 300: Secrets from a Professional Shopper, SXS 100: Introduction to Fashion Styling, SXT 500: Star-Quality Vintage Shopping.

It’s All About Holding Hands and Stitching Hems

Found an interesting article!

Read the article – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/theater/sutton-foster-and-patti-lupone-and-their-dressers.html

Julien Havard, right, and Sutton Foster, seated, in Ms. Foster’s dressing room at the Stephen Sondheim Theater where Ms. Foster stars in the Broadway revival of “Anything Goes.”

It’s All About Holding Hands and Stitching Hems
By ERIK PIEPENBURG
Published: June 24, 2011

Broadway stars like Sutton Foster, Patti LuPone and Victoria Clark depend on their dressers to get them through more than costume changes. Read the article – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/theater/sutton-foster-and-patti-lupone-and-their-dressers.html