Fashion: The Shift

Trend setters in search of trends to set have a tough time of it with women's fashions. Sometimes the group will go along with the gag (pale, pale lipstick), sometimes not (the trapeze line). A marvelously effective trend often consists simply in reviving something old and already a proven success—like the one-piece tank suit. But best of all is the trend that never quite was a trend, the standby dress that has hung there in the back of the closet for years, always ready to be pulled out and made a fad of....

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