While our fashion choices will, of course, not be the prevailing memory of the pandemic, as a fashion editor, I have found it fascinating to watch the market shifts and changes in shopping behaviours that have occurred over this period. The centres of gravity that usually dictate our wardrobes—the office, weddings, Friday-night drinks, dinners out—have been pulled out from underneath us, raising the question why do we wear what we wear? As I browsed my wardrobe with this question in mind, I realised that dresses were the one item that best encapsulated the joy of dressing that I have been missing during lockdown. I spotted my year 11 prom dress, a floaty wrap number that brought back memories of sun-drenched beaches and the first item of clothing I ever made myself: an LBD.
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