Sunday, September 18, 2005

The Empress's New Clothes

So I finish up the Sunday paper this morning and turn to the inserts. Apparently it's still fashionable to wear a satin camisole in lieu of a shirt. In public. With no other top.

I keep wanting to stop women dressed thusly and whisper, "Psst, you forgot to put your blouse on."

It's not from a place of cattiness either. I was brought up to view camisoles as lingerie. I am always taken aback to see them out and about at PTA meetings and at church and such, as if the wearers are unaware that their undergarments are showing.

Apparel worn beneath outer garments; underclothing.
1. To dress too informally for the occasion.
2. To dress without sufficient warmth.