What the heck is with the evolution towards ever-more voluminous and short-waisted dresses? Empire and yoke style dresses look good on almost no one. If you're tall and thin, they flap loosely about your frame as if you'd just gotten back from fat camp. If you're short and zaftig, they resemble some sort of ambulatory tent. If you're sort of medium, people are very likely to mistake your summer sheen for the happy glow of mid-pregnancy. I have no objection to the waistless shift. But the shift-less shift must go.

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