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Moore From L.A.: Fashion Lessons Learned at Buttchella

Posted On: Apr 24, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

The biggest women's fashion trend at Coachella this year was wearing next to nothing at all. The body-baring was so blatant, some attendees referred to the festival as “Buttchella,” and complained about the awkwardness of having to brush up against and share seating with barely covered bottoms.
On two weekends there, I spotted more cheeky bikinis with long fringe or sheer skirts on top than I can count - worn by all ages and sizes. I saw a white thong and nothing but duct tape stickers over nipples, and a red latex bodysuit with over-the-knee boots and a fanny pack cinched cleverly around one thigh. As a fashion editor, and a bit of a prude, I shuddered. But I came to appreciate women dressing for their own gaze, and to see a bit of my own double-standard laid bare.
Coachella festivalgoers
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On weekend one, I posted an image to Instagram of two women whom I deemed to be less-than-best-dressed with the caption, “When it's bad, it's really bad.” Many comments echoed mine, including: “My eyes...

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