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B O B B Y  S O X E R S

Teenage fans of swing music became known as bobby soxers in the 1940's.  In the 1950's, the name became associated with high school dances called sock hops.  The look was characterized by a sweater or twinset with a flared or pencil skirt.  

 

                                   Two Bobby Soxers, 1946.

 

“The width of the skirt and the width of the waist are always in inverse relation to one another: when one is narrow, the other is wide.”

                            

                                                                                                  Roland Barthes,

                                                                         The Fashion System, page 293.

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