Atlanta named 7th worst dressed city

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ATLANTA -- Atlanta is among the worst-dressed cities in the country according to a new survey by Travel + Leisure magazine.

Readers rated major destinations in categories including style for the annual "American's Favorite Cities" survey published in the magazine's June 2012 edition.

Atlanta came in seventh on the worst-dressed list.

Anchorage was least stylish. Dr. Miriam Jones, a paleoclimatologist who has traveled in and out of Anchorage, was not surprised. Jones said in Alaska, men wear beards and flannel to keep frostbite at bay and their appendages attached.

"It's not uncommon to see oversized parkas with fur-lined hoods and bunny boots, and people aren't alarmed when a person wearing a ski mask enters a room," Jones added. 

Of Atlanta, the magazine says:

"If the flashy reality-TV stars of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' are at all indicative of how the rest of Atlanta dresses, it's no wonder our readers ranked it as America's No. 7 least-stylish city. Hotlanta has one of the highest per capita incomes of any southern city, but as the TV show illustrates and the saying goes: money can't buy taste."

The Top 10 worst-dressed residents, according to the magazine, live in: Anchorage, Alaska, #1; Salt Lake City, Utah, #2; Baltimore, Md., #3; Orlando, Fla., #4; San Antonio, Texas, #5; Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, #6; Atlanta, #7; Portland, Maine, #8; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., #9, and Kansas City, Mo., #10.

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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