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#1 Old 10-02-2010, 03:17 AM
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My mother is so old fashioned (but then she's 85 years old). She doesn't understand why I won't wear the following anymore:

pantyhose: Itchy, uncomfortable, hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and always snagging and tearing. Thank goodness they've fallen out of favor. I do keep a few pairs around, mostly black, because there are certain situations where they're expected to be worn. But other than that...goodbye pantyhose.

girdles. Back when Mamie Eisenhower was First Lady and Marilyn Monroe ruled the silver screen, this may have seemed like a good idea. It wasn't. Nowadays when we want a slimmer figure, we wear tummy control panties, and I can't stand those. Last time I wore them I couldn't breathe and my abdomen hurt from being squeezed. I'm a feminist. I'll flaunt my bulging belly, thankyouverymuch.

Slips, half and full, under skirts and dresses: A relic of a more prudish era. Maybe as an extra layer in the winter, but otherwise, what's the point?

Shoulder pads: Originally used in the 1940's, they make women look like football players, especially when they wear more than one item with shoulder pads (such as a blazer over a blouse that both have shoulder pads). I still have in my closet a bag of shoulder pads that I ripped out of everything I ever bought that included them (they make dandy cat toys, btw). So what if I have skinny shoulders? Taking out the pads gives me a nice petite look that I think is more flattering.

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stirrup pants. Believe it or not, there is at least one mail order catalog that still sells these things. WTF? I thought these went out with the Reagan administration. Why would anyone wear these? They're not even an attractive anachronism. But some people must be buying them, because that catalog keeps selling 'em.

neckties: Don't get me wrong, when a man is dressed to the teeth in a fabulous suit, a beautifully made tie completes the outfit and makes him look gorgeous as all get out. But most of the time guys just look like they're being strangled wearing them. Why do you think they're always being loosened when the man is under a lot of stress? Who thought up this necktie idea, anyway? And don't even get me started on women wearing neckties. Are they trying to cut off the flow of air to the brain?

Oversized shirts. Big in the 1980's, I wore them because that's what was in fashion, even though it's totally the wrong style for me. I'm 5 feet and weigh about 105 pounds. Wearing oversized shirts made me look like I was dressed in a BIG flour sack. I had no figure in the 1980's because I covered my whole body in these things.

Flannel shirts: Another fashion statement come and gone thanks to the grunge movement of the 1990's, but the only people who should be wearing these are forest rangers who rescue bear cubs from deadly fires.

Anything made from wool: Itchy, itchy, itchy, and hot. Thanks to synthetic clothing materials, we don't need wool anymore, and the sheep get to keep their skin coverings. Isn't that nice?

Anything made with fur: Thanks to synthetic clothing materials, we don't need fur anymore, and the animals who get killed for their skin coverings get to keep their skin coverings (and their lives). Isn't that nice?

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School uniform. I hated wearing that.

Also my Mum used to make me wear itchy woolen jumpers when I was a child and I couldn't stand the feel of them.
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Unfortunately, Stirrup pants, flanel shirts and shoulder pads are back in fashion! Not getting me near them though.

and I still wear tights/pantyhose in winter. Im not sure what alternative i'd have when wearing a skirt. leggings are banned from my work, and smart trousers arent practical (cant wear boots with them).

seconding school uniform. mine was terrible, im put off navy blue for life!
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Oh underwear... oh underwear
how I hate this stupid wooly underwear
I wish I'd gotten
some made of cotton
How I hate this stupid wooly underwear.



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Pointy toed high heels.

I know they're still in vogue, but I'm not interested in crippling myself for fashion.

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Underwear.

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How many times have I been walking behind someone wearing a thin skirt and no slip only to see way more of the thong than I ever needed to know? I think slips are still quite useful depending on what they are worn underneath.
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How many times have I been walking behind someone wearing a thin skirt and no slip only to see way more of the thong than I ever needed to know? I think slips are still quite useful depending on what they are worn underneath.

But how will I ever show off my pretty undies that way?

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Shoulder pads are terrible! I've seen the creeping back into certain lines of clothing and it makes me sad.


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Not that I wear dresses very much but, in addition to helping with the see through issue, slips also prevent garments from clinging to underwear. And, while the 1940's version of a girdle might be out, support wear like Spanx is a billion dollar industry. I must be terribly out of fashion but I wear flannel in winter a lot. I even have flannel sheets for my bed.

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Haha, flannel shirts and oversized shirts and shoulder pads are definitely back in.

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Oh underwear... oh underwear
how I hate this stupid wooly underwear
I wish I'd gotten
some made of cotton
How I hate this stupid wooly underwear.



That's something we used to sing as kids. You just reminded me of it

Wait...is there such a thing as underwear made out of wool or is it just some random song? (I really hope it's just a song and no such thing exists.......how uncomfortable!).

The first thing that popped into my mind was "hammer pants" or "parachute pants". Also half shirts/midriff shirts and those weird mesh netted shirts that guys wore.

It seems like most of these trends mentioned are coming back or have come back at some point. I still wear flared jeans even though "skinny" jeans and leggings/Jeggings (shudders) are in style now. I don't mind flannel coming back because it's comfortable .

I never had to wear a school uniform but honestly I kinda wish I did. There was so much bullying in my school over "fashion" choices. God forbid you wore an outfit more than once or didn't wear the latest styles or expensive name brand names. If you were caught wearing these things you were taunted and harassed. I can understand why people hated wearing them though but I could also see how it could be somewhat of a good thing. I'm so glad I'm not in school anymore!
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Wait...is there such a thing as underwear made out of wool or is it just some random song? (I really hope it's just a song and no such thing exists.......how uncomfortable!).

The first thing that popped into my mind was "hammer pants" or "parachute pants". Also half shirts/midriff shirts and those weird mesh netted shirts that guys wore.
It seems like most of these trends mentioned are coming back or have come back at some point. I still wear flared jeans even though "skinny" jeans and leggings/Jeggings (shudders) are in style now. I don't mind flannel coming back because it's comfortable .

I never had to wear a school uniform but honestly I kinda wish I did. There was so much bullying in my school over "fashion" choices. God forbid you wore an outfit more than once or didn't wear the latest styles or expensive name brand names. If you were caught wearing these things you were taunted and harassed. I can understand why people hated wearing them though but I could also see how it could be somewhat of a good thing. I'm so glad I'm not in school anymore!

Agreed! Where do you find them though? I've had to start wearing capris because all my old flare jeans wore out, and the local thrift stores rarely havethem.

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Neon colours. Yes, I was a child of the 80s. The same thing goes for shoulder pads and stirrup pants.

I hate pantyhose but stockings a garter belt are actually pretty comfy. Or at least thigh highs. Plus they have the secret naughtiness factor
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Neon colours. Yes, I was a child of the 80s.

Neon colors are back too aren't they?
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To combine two posts made, people at my school wear neon colored skinny jeans. My sis has a pair of highlighter yellow ones. All my skinnies are denim however.

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When some styles came out about a year or more ago, those kind of pheasant style 70's blouses. Made me cringe just seeing them in the stores. Reminded me of being in school. I could never buy one.
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Shoulder pads. Those are only acceptable when watching repeats of Dynasty. I loved that show!
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Pointy toed high heels.

I know they're still in vogue, but I'm not interested in crippling myself for fashion.


I go to church wearing 3-4 1/2 inch heels(I find them comfortable) but pointed toes are definitely a no-no. They make people look like witches.
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I go to church wearing 3-4 1/2 inch heels(I find them comfortable) but pointed toes are definitely a no-no. They make people look like witches.

Real witches would never wear those horrible things.

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I wear slips under dresses cos some of mine are see-through

And I also own a pair of stirrup-pants but wear them as tights with boots so they just look like regular leggings. I actually don't hate the look though, there are definitely worse trends that are making a come back. Like double denim for instance - yuck!
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And I've noticed the mid-90's is making a revival. I'm in two minds about this. I don't particular feel like being transported back to when I was ten years old and wore floral pants and dresses with white tees underneath just yet, but I like some of the current takes on the baby-doll dresses and combat boots look. Just no grunge, please.
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Flannel shirts: Another fashion statement come and gone thanks to the grunge movement of the 1990's, but the only people who should be wearing these are forest rangers who rescue bear cubs from deadly fires.

I still wear flannel shirt in the winter..because they are warm and comfortable and Northern New England is cold....

But yea, in CA, there is just no reason to wear them

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Pointy toed high heels.

I know they're still in vogue, but I'm not interested in crippling myself for fashion.

You do realize that the toes don't go to the point, right?


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I go to church wearing 3-4 1/2 inch heels(I find them comfortable) but pointed toes are definitely a no-no.

Yay, I'm not the only one with a high heel love!

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I've noticed that so far nobody has challenged me on the anti-necktie thing.

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Eh, neckties aren't too bad. I just don't see the point in wearing them if you're not dressed up for something. A tie with a T-shirt looks pretty dumb.
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I don't know how people can wear ties. I would think they would feel totally restricting around your neck. I'd feel like I'm being choked. Imo they don't look bad (in business/uniform attire) but just uncomfortable.
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Turtlenecks. When I was a kid my mom would make me wear them, and when I got to school I'd pin them down with a safety pin! LMAO

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Turtlenecks. When I was a kid my mom would make me wear them, and when I got to school I'd pin them down with a safety pin! LMAO

I still do that! I also look for sweaters with necks that aren't quite turtlenecks (it gets cold here).

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