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Cummerbund for girls

An increasingly necessary adjunct,.
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Observational evidence leads to the conclusion that price pressures have adversely affected clothing design, especially for younger women. This has resulted in the production of garments which are manifestly not fit for purpose, the economy on fabric meaning that there is frequently a significant and highly visible gap between the clothing of the upper body and the clothing of the lower body.

BorgCo now offer a selection of suitably styled cummerbunds, designed specifically for those afflicted by this problem, in the hope that the endless complaints that "It's cold" when it clearly isn't will stop.

8th of 7, May 03 2010

Cummerbund http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cummerbund
Very useful [8th of 7, May 03 2010]

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       So, this is a device to cover cold bare mid-riffs?   

       Sp: increasingly
awesomest, May 03 2010
  

       Yes. You seem to have unerringly homed in on the essential point of the design.   

       SP. fixed.
8th of 7, May 03 2010
  

       I don't know how I feel about this. In general, I'm in favor of less body coverage for younger women. However, I am also put off by "endless complaints that 'it's cold.' " Might I suggest instead a cummerbund to fit securely over the offending young woman's mouth?
awesomest, May 03 2010
  

       What an excllent idea. You should post that.   

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       Email our personnel department with your CV, please.   

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8th of 7, May 03 2010
  

       Cummerbunned [+]
Mustardface, May 04 2010
  

       (Hmm. 'danielo'.  Possible female account? 'There's always room for danielo?' (Mustardface always on the lookout for 'true' femininity in the Halfbakery text which he believes to be readable between the lines.) Nah.  Annotation.  Definitely male.  (Mustardface looks at danielo's idea list.)  Male. Interesting idea titles.  (Misses Robinism.)) danielo, I couldn't access www.danielo.org.  Is it up? (really).
Mustardface, May 04 2010
  

       This idea is also a nice fashion alternative to the classic dirndl dress for the teen girl or young woman who finds herself embarassingly "with child" and wishes to temporarily disguise the condition or forestall peer commentary another month or two.
jurist, May 04 2010
  

       Which brings up the matter of the "bump band".
nineteenthly, May 04 2010
  

       It might be too ironic to consider renaming that specific product the "cummer-bump-band".
jurist, May 04 2010
  

       -mpba-
nineteenthly, May 04 2010
  

       nah, remember half-shirts in the '80's?
when I was young and thin, I always showed middriff but maybe now that I'm old and fat, it would nice to hold it all in!
xandram, May 04 2010
  

       @Mustardface - Stay on topic, m'dear. The .org is up, yes.
awesomest, May 04 2010
  

       The folds of the cummerbund would also serve as a storage place for things, perhaps certain types of crunchy salad ingredients - it could be called the "cucummerbund".
hippo, May 05 2010
  

       now I have karma karma karma karma karma chameleon in my head.
po, May 05 2010
  
      
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