The fact that we worry constantly about what teenagers wear probably reflects more on our jaundiced attitudes than on the teenagers themselves.
One evening last summer, a young girl passed me on a Dublin street. I was heading home from work. She was on her way out for the night. She was in a mixed group of teenagers, all in high spirits. She stood out because, in a sea of scantily dressed young people, she had the least amount of clothes on. Shorts so small they resembled bikini bottoms. A cropped sleeveless white T-shirt which exposed inches...
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