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    Stop the Maxi Dress!

    By kyle | July 26, 2009

    In my Sunday column I ask: What is the deal with those floor length “maxi dresses” New York women are wearing this summer? Where did this urban burqa come from?

    Topics: Fashion, New York City | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to “Stop the Maxi Dress!”

    1. Brandon Says:
      July 26th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

      Probably preparing for the future. Speaking of which what do we figure the odds of “Muslim Heritage” month are in the next few years? Seems like any group that pisses and moans enough (or in this case detonates in crowds)gets a month and a series of stamps.

    2. K Says:
      July 27th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

      You see, we don’t dress for you. And we never have.

      Apparently she hasn’t been on a college campus lately, where the average male-female ratio is dropping down to something like 75 percent. Hetero-normative females are in a heated competition for male pardners if they want any kind of social life on campus.

      I haven’t seen so many tightly encased, animated backsides and cantilevered bosums since the late 60s.