We Should've Known The Stock Market Was Going To Crash: Look At These Skirts!

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There's an old theory that you can predict the trajectory of the stock market according to the length of women's skirts: if skirts are short, the stock market is on its way up, and if they're long, the market's going to plummet.

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This has always seemed like an old wives' tale, but in light of the recent stock market drop and credit-rating downgrade, we decided to check out the skirt section at a bunch of retail stores.

Wouldn't you know it, the summer skirts being sold in the US are all long right now!

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Anthropologie

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Ann Taylor loft

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French Connection

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J. Crew

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H&M

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Zara

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Free People

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Urban Outfitters

Sure, it's probably a coincidence... but it's a pretty crazy one!


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DISCUSSION

BoxMeowBox
BoxMeowBox

Have always thought it was an effect/cause situation myself: having been made newly poor (on paper at least) by a plummeting stock market, we are forced, like Scarlet O'Hara, to make skirts out of our mother's curtains. Which appears to be the case in many of the photos above.