Looking for an economic crystal ball? Well, look no further than hemlines.
According to this interactive piece from the New York Times, (and I am pretty sure they always tell the truth), fashion trends can be an indicator of economic trends. Money might be short, for example, but skirts are getting longer. A shift in fashion can even occur before the reality of an economic change has sunk in.
Check it out! And tell us, are your hemlines coming down?