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Just received my new Talbot's catalog. Looks like they're moving away from the very tailored, too preppy styles. 

 

I saw this photo of pants w/ ruffles on the hip pockets....That's a definite fashion No!

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Shanus: I'm my own Fashionista Maven. I'm always out of fashion.Woman LOL

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I think the ruffles are cute! Since they're small they don't add too much fullness to the hips. I imagine these pants would look best on a slender woman though.

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@kivah wrote:

Shanus: I'm my own Fashionista Maven. I'm always out of fashion.Woman LOL


 

@kivah  Most women don't need extra width or drawing attention w/ ruffles to the hip area. 

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The ruffles on the hips will make anyone's hips look bigger.... won't be doing the ruffled hips.

 

But I also see emboidered do-dads on the shirt... thought we were sooo over that.  Well, not me, I love it ......

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@Shanus,  They look like men's pants from the 60's even with the ruffles -- no, thanks.  

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@Katcat1. I agree. I don't like side pockets like that with or without ruffles. 

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They may be trying to move away, but those pants are still designed for the same figure that looked good in what they were already selling.

 

As much as I could see that the fabric Talbot's used was good and that most of their workmanship was good, over all the years I've had to shop for clothes, there aren't a whole lot of popular chains where I've spent less than what I've spent at Talbots.

 

They used to have a huge presence in the mall 2 minutes from my Florida condo.  They had left for months before I even realized they were gone.  Like those little hip ruffles (which will be cute on the right body), not much in their inventory works for my body type.

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Still looks conservative and preppy to me, they just put a bit of ruffle on the pockets.  

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Ruffled hip pockets...who designs these things? They would only suit a very slim woman with no hips to speak of or a pre-teen girl.