My Fashion of Old

WOGIAM By WOGIAM, 4th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I am an adult now and can afford to roll my eyes and take a temporary position as the fashion police sometimes. The truth is that I had my fair share of fashion faux pas growing up.

Fashion Disasters

As a teenager, i liked to think that i had a good sense of fashion and always ensured that i had the lastest designs and outfits as long as I would afford them. At that time, there were many "tailors" including a few relatives of fine who were dab with the sewing machines and so it was not expensive for me
to make a customised outfit, just for myself.

I cringe now when I remember my Michael Jackson "triller" dress, it waas grey with 2 black extensions (or wings for want of a better description) stuck on each shoulder, that was styled after the jacket MJ wore in the triller video.

I had an Ali Baba styled pair of trouser's, which was blown up from the waist to knees , then tight downwards to my ankles, my shakies culottes, which i am chuffed to see is coming back to fashion, my french style red beret and tartan skirt were my best outfits, except that I wore them to every event and looking back, i am surprised no one mentioned this to me.

I had a green dress, which was so short, i have no right asking my teenage daughter where the other half of some of her skirts are. Then a short sleeved flower print "coat", note my use of that word, which was so colourful, it needed to be pruned.

I must have shocked my parents in the name of fashion, so now when some styles and trends of the younger generation seem to be borderline, i take a deep breath, step back a little and remember that this is a passing trend.

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Clothes, Colours, Dress, Fashion, Teenage Styles

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
4th Oct 2014 (#)

Very wise . WOGIAM..
This too will pass
Many blessings
Stella ><

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
4th Oct 2014 (#)

Yes, this is the common fallacy. We all think the generation next to us is degenerating, forgetting what we used to do when we were young.

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author avatar Utah Jay
8th Oct 2014 (#)

I really liked this, I think we all have shocked our parents from time to time, but as we grow we learn, of course you have the right to tell your daughter how you would like her to dress, and why...It shows her how much you care.

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author avatar Joyce Singha
7th Nov 2014 (#)

OMG, we thought we were the best in terms of fashion and had such a flippant attitude towards all who dared to say otherwise :)

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Thanks for this interesting look back at time.

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