Porous another one

The very word “sundress” suggests that it’s going to be worn, um, out in the sun, which prompts this simple question:

On the off-chance any clothing designers are reading this, let me say: if it’s hot enough to wear a sundress, it’s too damned hot to wear rayon, polyester, or any other artificial fabric that does not “breathe,” so why the hell do you use such fabric to make your sundresses? My theory: you are motivated by sheer hatred of your customers, a hatred so intense that if your IQ were a mere 50 points lower, you’d probably work for TSA.

Conspiracy theorists are encouraged to pass along the idea that synthetic fabrics are more easily seen through by airport body scanners.


  1. McGehee »

    20 August 2011 · 6:02 pm

    Dressmakers’ hatred for their customers isn’t limited to choice of fabric — the horrific designs they put on their runway models is proof of that.

  2. fillyjonk »

    21 August 2011 · 2:24 pm

    I completely agree with the Feral Genius: I saw an amazingly large number of sundresses/halter dresses made out of some spandex-containing fabric that felt like swimsuit fabric. Ugh. I can’t imagine running around all day in something that’s made out of that. Have the designers never heard of “prickly heat”?

    Add to that the ugly “fractured” patterns (as if they folded the fabric, printed it, then unfolded it, leaving big gaps of white) and the ugly, paisley-vomit designs….

    I’m just glad I have a sewing machine and know how to use it.

  3. Jennifer »

    21 August 2011 · 3:45 pm

    Woo-hoo! Glad to know I’m not the only one fed up with the bad choices of the Sundress-Industrial complex. (And don’t get me started on the ubiquitousness of those damnable spaghetti straps — you know, fashion designers, there DO exist women who would like to wear sundresses AND a bra, simultaneously.)

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