Just a brief memory … One summer while staying with my grandparents in 1973 or ’74, my grandmother let me pick out and then bought for me a special outfit as a treat. I wouldn’t call it a suit, but the long-sleeved top and skirt were made of the same fabric — seersucker — in an orange-ish, plaidish combo. I thought it was super. But when I wore it to the first school dance that fall, I realized my hemline was horrifyingly two or three inches lower than every other girl’s. So I did what any resourceful fashion dork would do … I went into the bathroom and hiked that orange skirt under the matching orange top clear up to my armpits. Did it help? Well, if you think a nice orange wallflower is good decor, sure!