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Which First, the Good News or the Bad News?

Remember those dark days during the late 1980s and early 1990s when we used to "peg" the bottom of our pants hems together with safety pins? Another version was to expertly tuck and roll the hem for that preppy, tapered look.


Well, have a looksie at the latest runway shows and fashion magazines. They're baaaaack.

Of course the good news is that having the option to roll pants is very cost effective. You can take too-short "floods" and roll them into cropped capris or take too long pants and get a perfect fit without hemming or tailoring.

It's also a cheap and easy way to disguise older styles and update them. You don't have to buy skinny jeans when you can transform bell-bottoms, boot cut and straight leg pants with the flick of a wrist. It should make thrift store shopping a snap.

The bad news? Well, it's not exactly an aesthetic I'm dying to revisit. What's next, teased bangs and Swatch watches?

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

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