Now you see it. Soon you won’t. In a trend sure to be a relief to some and a disappointment to others, women will cover up instead of baring it all next season as the “slutwear” look comes to an end.
Demure designs have replaced scanty navel-baring looks on the catwalks of this week’s semi-annual run of fashion shows, a reliable sign of what shoppers can expect to find in stores next spring.
“The slut is out now. She’s dead,” said Godfrey Deeny, senior fashion critic at Fashion Wire Daily.
In recent seasons, fashion has been filled with skimpy tops exposing midriffs, cleavage-revealing necklines and jeans slung so low that precious little was left to the imagination — looks impossible to avoid on such pop icons as Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.
This season, blousy linen took the place of sheer chiffon, while shades of white chased away an edgier black. Necklines were up, while hemlines were hovering down at the knee.