One other little tidbit that seems to keep raising it's little head is called the "Hemline/Skirt Length Indicator". This theory is one of those "etched in historical stone and cannot be reputed type things" :). It hints that the direction of the economy could be predicted based on the average length of hems in that year's new fashion lines. If skirts are short, markets are on the rise. If skirts are long, markets are headed downward. The thought process is that longer skirts are worn when consumer confidence is low, demonstrating fear and a general lack of spending. When skirts are short, consumer optimism is high indicating that "bull/cattle" Merrill Lynch type of thing is going on! This is the one indicator that isn't really "generally accepted". Major Fashion shows like NYC's Fashion week do provide a unique perspective into the global mindset, where you have designers from around the world working independently coming together to show that year's designs. The designs always seem to be in part influenced by the economy and culture surrounding those designers. I haven't paid much attention to skirt length in my decision to move forward with my venture, but the "aspirin indicator", it seems is "right on the money, HONEY". I'm kind of hoping that I start seeing girls prancing around with their rears hanging out this year when normally I'm more of a moderate hemline kind of girl!
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