Fashionomics: a study in the state of our economy and dress

March 25, 2011

Spring is in the air. And with spring comes the obligatory wardrobe transition – put away the flannel pants and pull out the shorts and t-shirts. And while everybody has their own sense of style, there may be something at play that you have no control over.

History shows that as the economy fluctuates, the hemline length on women’s skirts reflects the change. And the connection between fashion and the economy doesn’t stop there. From neckties to lipstick, the state of the economy is echoed in our state of dress.

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