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The fact that we worry constantly about what teenagers wear probably reflects more on our jaundiced attitudes than on the teenagers themselves.

25th May, 2014
Teenage fashions are becoming more revealing by the year. Picture: Getty

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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