Although the annual Saturday Book recorded in 1956 a view that "London's now nothing but flash coffee bars, with teddies and little bits of girls in jeans", the "Edwardian" ("teddy boy") look of the times did not coincide with Bohemian tastes. For women, the legacy of the "New Look" was still apparent, although hemlines had generally risen as, as one journalist put it in 1963, "photographs of those first bold bearers of the New Look make them seem strangely lost and bewildered, as though they had mistaken their cue and come on stage fifty years late". The Bohemian foci during this period were the jazz clubs and espresso bars of Soho and Fitzrovia. Their habitués usually wore polo necks; in the words of one social historian, “thousands of pale, duffel-coat-clad students were hunched in coffee bars over their copies of Jean-Paul Sartre and Jack Kerouac”. Various public houses and clubs also catered for Bohemian tastes, notably the Colony Room Club in Soho, opened in 1948 by Muriel Belcher, a lesbian from Birmingham. As with the literary phenomenon of the so-called "Angry Young Men" from 1956 onwards, the image was more a male, than a female, one. However, when the singer Alma Cogan wished to mark her success by buying mink coats for her mother and sister, the actress Sandra Caron, the latter asked for a duffel-coat instead because she wanted to be regarded as a serious actress and "a sort of a beatnik". In 1960 the future author Jacqueline Wilson, who, as a teenager, lived in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, captured this look after spotting two acquaintances in a record shop "in turquoise duffle coats, extremely tight jeans and cha-cha shoes being cuddled by a group of horrible spotty teddy boys".
I purchase. LOT of tops. Bc,u can mix w anything.. slacks, shorts, skirts - short, midi long etc to create a totally different look. Have paid LOTS for crummy & little for great. This shirt falls in the second category. LOVE it- fit, style, material.. it’s all good. I don’t have much time to write reviews .. but bc I have SO many ugly shirts in my closet for which I paid a small fortune, had to throw in a mention for this flattering top. The simplest feature to make ANY top mute flattering?? Why they aren’t on to this yet I have no idea.. is a v neck. ESP if u r on the larger side for bust .. so.. so.. simple.
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UPDATE AUGUST 22 2017 Yes the straps are adjustable but still doesn't go as low as I'd like it to (naughty grin). Maybe my chest is just too large for it to hang as low as i would want the chest to hang. I wanted to update this review and warn people so they don't do what i did. DO NOT PUT THIS IN THE DRYER! MINE SHRUNK! I recently wore it and forgot you're supposed to line dry. The flow is ruined and it comes much higher above my ankles now!!!! I don't like it the same. PREV REVIEW REMARKS :Feb 2017 I got the V- neck spaghetti strap blue polka dot dress. Flowy type maxi dress. I ordered size XL and it fits. I'm 5'4. 225lbs. I have hips but i'm pretty proportionate throughout. So no one area of my body is much ... full review