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Pigtails exist in the junk drawer of my brain. I sported them when I was younger, until adulthood caused me to toss them aside. Now, they're collecting dust because I don't like to get rid of things. But, with Suki Waterhouse's recent take on the style, it's becoming more and more apparent: Pigtails are making a comeback.
Alexa's indie-girl plaits worked because she left them a little disheveled. And, since they were for a fashion show, we could just throw up our hands and declare, "Fashion!" But, there's something a little unnerving about Suki's set. Perhaps, it's because she's 22 and her boyfriend, Bradley Cooper, is 39. Maybe, it's because her pigtails were high, flouncy, and not unlike a set of puppy-dog ears — a bit too similar to how I wore 'em as a five-year-old. There's something very Lolita about grown women wearing styles usually seen on toddlers. Unlike Alexa's more sophisticated look, Suki's seems full-on nostalgic.
Whatever it was, her hair wasn't really working for me. And, yes, I'm kind of hoping this trend will quietly retreat into our childhoods, where it belongs. But, I want to know: Are you digging it?
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