DAILY PROMPT: New Sensation
Describe your favorite fashions from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’.
I was trying to remember what was popular when I was growing up. I never followed fashion trends but I do remember leg warmers of varying shades of bright colour, usually knitted. I used to like wearing them and I had the ankles/calves to do so. I felt like a dancer in them and I did take dance classes when I was young and fit. I think the dancer from the movie Flashdance made them popular … I mean, look at her:
When I might have been able to wear fashionable clothes they never interested me. I was always more comfortable in jeans and a loose top, fat or thin. It suited me when I rode my scooter, protecting my legs from loose gravel spraying up and the occasional spill. It became habit.
I never think much about clothes. I am presently the size where fashionable is more of, make sure everything is covered and hide what I can, than reflecting the favourites of the day. I never really needed clothes to define me or to show who I was by the colour or the brand I compulsively wore. If I like it I wear it. If I stop and think about what others think about what I am wearing I will never leave my house.
My mother used to sew some of my clothes. The kindest I can say is that they didn’t actually fall apart when I was wearing them. Although that occurring may have been a mercy for all who had to look upon them. I am still waiting for my Girl Guide uniform and she probably still has the material lying about!
What is fashionable lately just makes me feel old. I nearly died of shock the first time I saw a petticoat worn on the outside of the clothing. I mean why? I do love that if I hold my clothes in a wardrobe for a few years they will come around again as fashionable or be called some trendy new name that attracts a whole new following of, dare I say it, gullible trend followers. It will be their first time as fashionable as I would have got them on sale out of their season in the sun.
As long as I am covered that is about it on fashion for me.