A short (s) summer

This summer has been rubbish! A nice young lady in Hanover Street this morning

This has been, according to the Meteorological Office, the wettest summer in Britain for a hundred years.  Only now, really, at the beginning of September, are we getting a bit of warm sunshine as compensation but already it is cool in the mornings and getting dark early in the evening.

Warm sunshine this morning but for how much longer?

Today Agent Triple P was out and about in London and all the girls were out in their summer outfits; perhaps conscious of the fact that they will all have to start wrapping up again soon.

A very nice example at Waterloo Station

These summer outfits can greatly enhance Triple P's day but they have been in sadly short supply this year and this is particularly annoying because it is shorts that have been this summer's fashion favourite for young ladies.  Not just large baggy shorts or that horrific item of clothing, culottes, but proper little (mostly) denim shorts.  They are the closest we have had to the hotpants of 1971.  A few pairs we have seen are Daisy Duke style cheek-revealing efforts as well.

Back next year? We hope so!

The legs have very much been this year's erogenous zone in the way that the stomach was about ten years ago.   Usually fashions are so mixed that it's hard to tell what is or isn't in fashion in any particular period.  This summer, just like that delightful time a decade ago when hipster jeans first appeared on young women, it has been quite obvious that it is all about legs.  Yes, there have been some fine short skirts but to really make an impression it has to be shorts.  We have to say that, unlike tummies, if you possess a less than perfect pair of pins the effect is not quite as horrific for the casual watcher.  A good tan and nice tone can make up for a lot.    The two ladies above are not supermodel standard by any means but they both look very fetching in their little denim numbers.  Part of it is just having the confidence, we suppose, and these two certainly had that! 

Triple P does feel, however, for those women who don't have good enough legs for very short shorts.  It's tough when this season's fashion means that you just don't feel like you can join in due to your physical make-up which is no fault of your own.  It's tough being a woman in a fashion conscious world.  Men have it a lot easier!

Let's hope that the  fashion hangs on for another summer and that we get some decent hot weather next year!
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