Friday, October 26, 2007

A Passion for Fashion? Not Really.

OK, so my post about 80's trends coming back made me think. As much as I loathe everything that is the 80's (well, except for John Hughes films, Trapper Keepers and the song "More Than Words" by Extreme)...

...but I digress.

I started thinking about other decades ...would I have liked those any better?

The Roaring 20's for instance...I think I would have liked this era (style-wise, that is). I love that look...the hair, the dresses, the long strands of pearls and the great shoes. Of course, the custom was to keep your chest looking as flat as possible to portray equality with men at the time...unfortunately, I couldn't pull that off if I tried. I do love the flapper-style, though!

And possibly the the 50's... when I think of the 50's I think of sock hops, poodle skirts and those little tin-foil-packed meatloaf TV dinners with the bright green peas. I imagine Leave it to Beaver-esque moments and tiny waistlines. Again, a style I probably couldn't pull off!

Then, there are the 60's... it wasn't all Woodstock, I know. But the 60's conjure up the hippiest of images. Long, stringy hair and pychadellic colors. The true cliche of a peace-lovin, groovy decade. What's funny is neither of my parents looked like that in the 60's but that's what I think of for those years. And the Twiggy look? Puh-leeze.

In some ways, I am a child of the 70's. But, just that, a child. My Mom dressed me for many of those years so I'm not quite sure what being a teenager dressing during that time was like. All I can say is I loved the Bee Gee's and I could get a wing going in my hair (subsequently frozen in time with a can of hair spray) as good as the next person. But bell bottoms? Nothankyouverymuch. No sir-ee. :-)

I don't know. I think style and fashion are something I've never been too keen on because I always seem to catch up just as "they" (whoever they may be) are moving on to the next big thing. But the fact that 80's fashions are back in vogue? This is one style train I'll be glad to miss.

THIS time around.


Cindy said...

I always thought I'd love the fashion of large crinoline skirts or skirts with bustles; anything that says having a big ole botty is good is an excellent fashion for me! :)

ConservaChick said...

I LOVE the 20's fashion! The music is great too. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Come visit me again!!! ~Karlie

Nicki said...

I am not trendy at all. It seems I'm boarding the train when everyone else is getting off!

Kay said...

I loved the 80's and I loved the clothes. I guess because it was such a good time for me. Not that I want to wear it again. I only like it in fond memory.
But I love the 30's and 40's stuff best, I think. Hats and all that.