lovely pics, Suz. i see a lot of black and neutrals. My favorite is #6. Her blazer and handbag are such a perfect colour combo.
Asingh replied 7 years ago
Shanghai girls have got great style!
Deborah replied 7 years ago
Lots of short skirts and such diverse looks. Anything goes:)
O replied 7 years ago
So colorful and creative.
Am I right in thinking that the footwear seems to be generally lower-heeled and comfortable?
Krista replied 7 years ago
Hi Suz!!!! These are great photos - loving all of the style! Hope you are having a lovely trip so far!! :)
rute replied 7 years ago
Stylish ladies! Love 1 and 7!
cloud9 replied 7 years ago
Love the pics, thank you for sharing! I'm a little surprised that black is so dominant in such a vibrant city nowadays.. It really is becoming more & more like New York.
Laura replied 7 years ago
What strikes me is how much black hosiery there is - sheer and opaque. And the weather must be transitional, because it looks like summer, winter and everything in between :)
Glory replied 7 years ago
Great pics - thanks for sharing.
Suz replied 7 years ago
Laura, the weather *is* transitional. We arrived on a relatively cool and rainy evening...it was cool enough for me to want my trench coat and booties, but I was a bit hot in my opaque hose. The next few days, it turned very warm again. So people weren't really sure how to dress and that is reflected a bit in the outfits, as it would be in any city.
Ornella. the footwear was really a mix. Lots of ballet flats. A few (but not many) oxfords and slipper flats. But also a TON of sky-high stilettos and plenty of high platform sneakers as well. Not as many wedges as in Beijing, where that style is quite popular both in boots and pumps.
There was a lot of black being worn, for sure -- black is definitely the dominant hue. But there was also a lot of bright colour and pattern in Shanghai as compared to Beijing.
I also saw plenty of slouchy skinnies, drop crotch baggy trousers, shorts, and yes, tights of all weights and levels of sheerness as well as bare legs.
And Deborah, yes - skirts are impossibly short. Micro minis. On the young, mostly. And I doubt if anyone is wearing them to work in law offices. Our friend who is a lawyer was dressed very simply and conservatively in a black knee length dress and plain black jacket when she met us from work. She was wearing sheer black tights and low heeled wedges with sparkles on them. Those sparkles (and the subtle red highlights in her hair) were her only hints of personality in her look.
Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago
Oh my - I want those shoes in #2! and how adorable is that young lady in #12! I must admit, I'm a bit concerned about a possible wardrobe malfunction for the lady in pic #14...
replied 7 years ago
Wonderful pictures Suz! You must have had a good stake out spot for most of them. I hope your having a wonderful time. :)
trinity replied 7 years ago
Those shoes in #2 have caught my eye. Love the touch of animal print on the heel. Thanks for sharing the pics. I've enjoyed viewing them.
Angie replied 7 years ago
Love these photos!! Thanks, Suz!
It's a fashion feast on the streets :). Aren't all the shorts with tights outfits adorable?
Suz replied 7 years ago
I like the shorts and tights, Angie. Some of the shorts had really interesting shapes, too. Sort of like bloomers! I think there's one shot here of a pair like that.
I prefer the shorts and tights worn with a flatter shoe and a more opaque tight to de-bombshell the effect a bit. With sheer tights and high heels (as I often saw it here) I don't care for it as much.
shevia replied 7 years ago
I love the first one and the girl in #12 is indeed adorable. What a wonderful time you must be having!
Carole replied 7 years ago
Such wonderful photos, Suz! Your pictures really give us the feel of the fashion scene there. Thanks for sharing.
merwoman replied 7 years ago
Fantastic photos Suz - you have a great eye for taking a picture!
I was in Shaghai in 1987 - and I can't believe the difference! Not only in how people are dressed, but the city infrastructure, and the vehicles. Thank you for posting this.
cciele replied 7 years ago
Great photos Suz! Hope you are having a great time there. I also am liking the shorts and tights looks (bloomers, woo!)
JulieJohn replied 7 years ago
Thanks, Suz, they are a feast for the eyes. I find it really interesting to look at items I might not necessarily wear, but from which I get a ton of inspiration about colors, textures, shapes, and juxtaposition. I just have to dial down the trends to fit my style.
Many of these would be right at home at MaryK's 2012 party!
Shannon - wardrobe malfunction - LOL! It's a cheeky accident waiting to happen.
rachylou replied 7 years ago
I love that suit in #3.
It's interesting to me, I'm not seeing the "little maiden" spin. Have you been to any malls in Shanghai?
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CocoLion replied 7 years ago
When I first went to China in 1980 everyone (and I mean everyone) wore blue Mao suits. Next I made several trips to China between '96-'97 and the clothing was Western but fairly drab -- functional and not really stylish. Although there were already high end designer boutiques so the very wealthy were well dressed. Now it seems a lot of people exhibit style and are wearing clothes of good quality. This says so much for the economic and social progress of China. China is showing the same economic miracle that Japan and Korea have, only it is much more noticed by the world since China is the biggest country in the world (population wise, and also huge geography wise). Thanks for the pictures Suz!
Suz replied 7 years ago
Rachy, the only malls I went to were in the downtown area, and then in Pudong, so high-end type shopping. I didn't shop for myself in Shanghai (just too difficult to manage it with hubs and daughter in tow and people to see). In the end, I didn't really shop at all! I am coming home with some tea from Hangzhou and two silk scarves and that is it!