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  • Have Americans changed their style since the shift to remote work?
  • Have Americans changed their style since the shift to remote work?
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How the pandemic is moving US style past hatewear

Amid shelter-in-place orders, sweatpants are becoming a stalwart of our remote-working style, and dressing down is the new dressing up. Canvas8 spoke to seven people from across the US to find out how the pandemic has changed their sense of fashion and how that’s making them feel.

Location United States

Formal shoes and business suits are out, sweatpants and slippers are in. Lockdowns have flipped a lot of our routines on their heads but one of the ways they’ve been most impactful is in the way we dress. For some, buttoning up a shirt or donning some heels are distant memories. All this means that the effect of the pandemic on the fashion industry has been devastating – indeed, clothing sales plummeted by 34% globally in March 2020 and may never recover fully. [1][2] And in the US, clothing sales saw a 79% drop in April ...



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