Lou: Uniforms can look worse when they’ve been customised

COMMENT: Bandstand event is a victim of its own success

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Apparently school skirts have decreased in length by three inches in the past five years.

For decades girls have been rolling up their skirts in a desperate attempt to look a little less dowdy.

I was part of the first generation of schoolgirls who were allowed to wear trousers.

But that didn’t mean we didn’t know how to customise and ‘improve’ our uniforms.

For example ties were worn short and fat, blazers were draped across shoulders rather than worn properly and shoes were decorated with glittery beads on the laces.

Every generation seems to come up with a new way to wear their school uniform, but it always looks worse than the original.