Modern Living: Open Season

A few summers ago teen-age girls discovered that cut-off T shirts or skimpy tops fashioned from a couple of handkerchiefs looked good over their hiphuggers. Everyone who saw them thought they looked good too. Finally getting the message, designers this season have come up with a variety of ingeniously engineered micro-tops, near-nude beachwear, and dresses with deep cleavage, bare backs, bare sides and bare shoulders. The summer of '72 promises to be a wide-open season.

Everyone was clearly bored by three seasons of hemming and hawing. Letting skirts fall where they may this summer,...

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