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Dressing Up for Downsizings

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One more thing to worry about in this economy: Making sure you're dressed well on the day you get laid off. If you're former Village Voice fashion writer Lynn Yaeger, the trick is to go dark: "For me, a shredded Comme des Garçons look or a more sober gothic nun sort of thing would have been more appropriate," she told the New York Observer in January. For the rest of us, the Moment recommends avoiding anything too downwardly mobile and anything you love too much: "It is also important, when anticipating bad news, not to wear a favorite piece of clothing, which will forever be associated with an unpleasant memory. Is there a pair of shoes in the back of your closet, still brand new after a year because they never quite fit? Today’s their day to shine." [The Moment]