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All hail J.Lo!!

Big-Bottomed Mannequins Boost Profile in New York

J.Lo and Beyonce can take another bow. The booty-shaking stars have shaped the newest generation of mannequins, with hundreds of well-rounded plastic backsides appearing in shop windows across New York.

Bootylicious figures clad in tight low-rise jeans have spilled from the city's street fashion stores into more established labels.

"It's absolutely the trend," said Dwight Critchfield, creative director for mannequin firm Goldsmith.

"These mannequins look great, and there is a real sex appeal about them."

The recent pop culture fixation on large bottoms has been around since at least 1992, when rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot scored a hit with "Baby Got Back."

But some credit the recent booty shakin' efforts of shapely stars Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce for the fresh emphasis on bigger and rounder posteriors, coupled with the fashion explosion of the Brazilian-style low-rise jeans.

"J.Lo was the first to stress that women shouldn't be afraid to show their curves, and the popularity of rap made that shape more acceptable," said Critchfield. "And it is about these low-riding jeans looking good on a sexy, tight fit."...

Evie Happy

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(NT) (NT) jlo floats my boat sigh
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Re: All hail J.Lo!! .......YES, YES......
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I knew it wouldn't take long ...

... to get a reply from you on this one! Gee, I just can't quite figure out what's so great about that dress Wink

Evie Happy

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(NT) (NT) It's only from a mans perspective... I like it too
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(NT) (NT) It's a dress of dreams... and hopes...
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(NT) (NT) Fellas! Note the wink! Perhaps a tic was needed :-)
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(NT) (NT) Needed excuse to revisit the site. Research.
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(NT) (NT) Boss standing behind me.
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(NT) (NT) Enjoying the dress perhaps....
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(NT) (NT) Not her style
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(NT) (NT) sorry - you say something - my eye on that dress ;-)
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(NT) (NT) Am I going to get fired if I access this site?
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(NT) (NT) Fired for Reuters?
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Dress was worn and shown on standard TV like

NBC, CBS, ABC (don't remember which), but photos on their news also at the time. JLo was co-host for presenting an award at the Grammy Awards and nothing was censored by the networks or the FCC even getting into the picture about it being questionable.

If you get in trouble, perhaps your boss is female, and just doesn't understand the finer styles of dress for an occasion. Happy


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Re: 'the Dress' -- and then there was Matt Lauer's

Halloween version on Today... (Sorry, couldn't find a pic).

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(NT) (NT) Does this mean I'm becoming a sex object? Hmmmmmmm.
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(NT) (NT) only if you are very very lucky :-)

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