But every now and then, a trend re-asserts itself that makes me say, "Oh no, not you again." There are some styles that, in my universe, were ugly and unflattering the first time, and the decades have done them no favors. I'm looking at you, hot pants.
Granted, twenty-somethings can sport these recycled trends, and look ironic/hip/chic. Irony is a tough look to pull off in my 50's, and runs the risk of looking plain old silly.
I am seeing a lot of (I choke on the very word) culottes in the Fall and Spring fashion shows. OK, sometimes they are called "divided skirts" or (another gag) "gauchos". These are supposed to give one all the ease of trousers with the flowy femininity of a skirt. To my eye, they give even gazelle-like models a rather stumpy, gym-uniform-gone-wrong look.
|Even though I love vintage, I did not love culottes, then or now.|
Image via OldPatterns.com
Other trends that I did enjoy the first time around but won't wear again include:
- super-low-rise jeans
- "city" shorts
- harem pants
- mini skirts (some of my sister-bloggers rock them, but I don't have the legs)
- jumpsuits and rompers
- potholder crochet vests
|I wore you before, jumpsuit, but not this time around!|
I'd love to hear from you: what did you used to love, and now makes you cringe; what recycled trends are you enjoying once again? No wrong answers, we all wear what makes us feel great!