Blast from the Past

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  1. Not_Punny

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    OK, ladies....

    If you could bring back ANY fashion or mannerism from the times of yore... (last century included)... what would that be?
     
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    OK, so how about fashions/mannerisms you WOULDN'T want to come back???
     
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    i loooove high waisted mom jeans with tight rolled ankles. stonewashed.
     
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    I used to love my high waisted brutus jeans in the seventies, they made me look like I had the tiniest waist ever - oh wait, in the seventies I did have the tiniest waist ever :)

    I also love medieval clothes and I'd bring back corsets and huge skirts, not for work though.

    I wouldn't bring back the fashion for not bathing and covering your stench up with perfumes.
     
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    LOL -- thanks for answering... and I have to admit that I actually wore those things first time around!!

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    I would like to see close fitting men's jeans and t'shirts coming back -- think West Side Story.

    I do NOT want permed hair coming back (so 40's and 80's)
     
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    Which was it you wore the first time round the Brutus jeans or the medieval clothes :)
     
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    tight jeans and a white tee with smokes rolled up in the sleeve was my halloween costume last year. got a good response :)
     
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    Corsets of course! They were enough to make my hair curl!!

    Actually, when I answered I hadn't seen your response yet -- I was talking about the COLORED stone-washed high waisted jeans from the 80's which I wore complete with ripped sweatshirts and matching colored earrings. Yowza!

    Were 70's heans the the same as 80's jeans? I don't remember. (And yes you darling members who were wearing DIAPERS in the 80's... some of us were actually alive back in the 60s and 70s!!)

    But how about those 60's fashions? The black and whites, and the "mod" clothes from the Avengers reruns.... hawt!!!

    Actually, what I think I am MOST thankful for is modern dentistry. I grew up overseas, and spent a lot of time in north African countries where they still had those godawful slow drills.... yikes)

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    Just as an explanation, the threads about BV and government tampering with IDs and "adult" sites got me so depressed.... I just HAD to be airheaded for a while...

    Now if only I could remember what my WORST bargain was...
     
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    high waisted jeans are better for showing off the junk if you know what I mean
     
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    70's brutus jeans were very high waisted, the bottom was cut very tight and the flare began at the upper thigh so they were very flattering to wear, we'd wear platform shoes/boots with them and the hem of your jeans had to be practically brushing the floor, I can remember standing there for hours while my dad worked on getting the length absolutely perfect (my mum couldn't sew).When I was ready to go out in my platforms I'd often stand a statuesque 5ft 8 or 9 and as the jeans bottom covered my shoes it looked like it was all leg, guys must have been really disappointed when that fashion died out to discover how short and dumpy we all were :)
    I was still a kid in the 60's so fortunately I missed all of that, although I can remember some bibbed hotpants when I was about 11 that were a definite fashion faux pas (miniature horses on blue corduroy is never a good look). The 60s fashion we see on tv is a bit tarted up in my opinion, what I can remember older people from the 60's wearing are very ugly plastic shoes that didn't seem to fit well and dresses that looked like spud bags with arm holes cut in.
     
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    LOL -- spud holes?!!

    That's so cool that your dad helped you with that. How'd he learn to sew?!

    And.....platform shoes came back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've got six pairs of them in my closet right now!

    And speaking of shoes, I'm totally in love with Besty Johnston shoes but they never fit me. Sigh. Alternatives?
     
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    I've got loads of platforms at the moment but I always wish I hadn't thrown my old ones away.

    A spud bag is a potato bag - you know those big bags that are made of hessian and hold about a ton of potatoes.

    My dad's family was very poor and his mother made all their clothes, she insisted that all her children (14 of them) were able to cook a decent meal and sew reasonably well.

    Check out Emma Hope is one of the UK's most original and well known shoe designers I find her designs similar to Betsy Johnston but more wearable and do you ever look on shoewawa, I spend half my life on that site drooling over shoes.
     
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    OMG.... I'm in love....

    check these ones out... I've got, like, three outfits they'd go perfectly with... and they'd probably be more WAAAAY comfy than my beautful but not enough platformed Steve Madden's which I have to wear stockings with.... (in So Cal stockings in the day are torture)


    PS: If I'd kept every shoe I ever owned, I'd probably need an entire museum!
     
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    I would definately go back to the 50's style!
    when men wore hats everywhere, and women looked elegant in pretty much anything... (cept those hideous bathing suits!)
     
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    I'm horrible at bulge spotting so I'd like to see men's hosiery come back into fashion.
     
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    I'd like to see tighter jeans on men come back. :smile:

    Styles I wish would just go away? Two types of tops for women, the ones that are tight and clingy (you have to have a perfect body to wear them!), and the tops that look like maternity tops (unless you really ARE pregnant!)

    I like medieval clothes too but I wouldn't want to wear them every day. I like them more as a costume.
     
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    For ladies, I would bring back the structured look of the '40s. I always love WWII period movies for this.
     
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    I would probably love the 80s business/power look to return, with linebacker shoulder pads and only one color: black. The hairstyles should remain unaltered, however. For the guys, I would love some of the Miami Vice chic to return: pastel colored suits, the hairstyle, etc. That would be my blast from the past.
     
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    I need these to come back in fashion and I need a pair and some platform shoes.

    I'd like to see dresses come back in style for ladies-- not just garments you wear to work or to dinner or an event, but as everyday gear. Very few women wear dresses as daywear anymore, even though dresses are so comfortable in the summer when it's blisteringly hot.

    For men, I'd like to see suits and hats and all that stuff come back in style. Men's clothing is so boring lately, it'd be great to add more stuff that men can choose from.

    I don't want to bring back tapered leg pleated pants. WTF were we all thinking?
     
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    For women, alot of the things that I loved in fashion history constantly come back into fashion.

    High-waisted jeans

    Wide (stove-pipe) trousers

    Hats

    and Hose + Garters

    For men: It'd definitely be tight-ass levis, cut-off shorts and spandex...just because I'm horny right now.
     
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