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Adele looked like Mary Poppins, or a school teacher from the 1950s, with that full-sleeved floral dress. It's so conservative that it feels like a subtly crafted protest against the dress code memo. Like a fashion backhand slap: "No skin? How about full-sleeve picnic-tablecloth dress? Take that for your conservative 'elegant' standards."


It's just awful that a woman can't wear revealing and ravishing dresses, but CBS allows that guy to walk around in an astronaut suit and that bum Skrillex walk around looking like a wiccan priest. What's elegant about that? Maybe it's not about elegance. What's it about then? All sorts of mixed up priorities.

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