What will you never wear again? Fashion is cyclical, we know that. Styles I had sworn off are now back in my closet: midi skirts, wide leg jeans, subtle fishnet hose, and Mary Janes (OK, that one goes back to 1959). I don’t have my original wide leg jeans, of course. I try to modernize the recycled looks, so I don’t look like a faded copy of my younger self.
But every now and then, a trend re-asserts itself that makes me say, “Oh no, not you again.” There are some styles that, in my universe, were unflattering the first time, and the decades have done them no favors. I’m looking at you, hot pants. 😊
Twenty-somethings can sport these recycled trends, and look ironic/hip/chic. Irony is a tough look to pull off in my 60’s, heh, and runs the risk of looking plain old silly.
“Sometimes I can’t figure designers out. It’s as if they flunked human anatomy.”-Erma Bombeck
I am seeing a lot of (I giggle at the very word) culottes in the Fall and Spring designer collections. OK, sometimes they are called “divided skirts” or (I’m dating myself) “gauchos”. These are supposed to give one all the ease of trousers with the flowy femininity of a skirt. To my eye, they give even gazelle-like models a rather stumpy, gym-uniform-gone-wrong look. As always, if you love them, rock them, and pay no attention to my rants.
Other trends that I did enjoy the first time around but won’t wear again include:
- super-low-rise jeans
- “city” shorts
- harem pants
- mini skirts (some of my sister-bloggers rock them, but I don’t have the legs)
- potholder crochet vests
I’d love to hear from you: what did you used to love, and now makes you chuckle; what recycled trends are you enjoying once again? No wrong answers, we all wear what makes us feel great!
“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.”–Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Stay fabulous, xo
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