Monday, October 11, 2004

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I really – really hope this is not just a Bake Town phenomenon… but I couldn’t help but noticing a new fashion trend. Apparently the ‘spare tire’ look is in. I’m not sure when it became acceptable to accentuate ones less than desirable qualities, but around this town anyway, girls are showing off their flabby middle sections with regularity. It starts with the low riding, tight fitting pants or shorts popularized by celebrities like Paris Hilton. This is then coupled with the cutesy, sexy mid-drift top. Now… if you are in fact a celebrity (or at least an equally starved “hottie”) this assemble can be quite fetching. If, however, you are a young girl battling the pudge factor, the resulting look reminds one of a person preparing for a trip down the river.