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sew and sew 05-12-2012 10:41 PM

Spinoff: Phases in fashion that suited you
 
Right now the popularity of floral prints completely suits me. (As an aside- I need to get out there and actually shop to take advantage of it before it passes by). At work today a patron was wearing this high-waisted deep purple pencil skirt, with a loose floral print blouse tucked in, and a simple side ponytail. It was a beautiful look, and also on-trend and it's not often that I would put those two descriptors together.

When bohemian inspired clothing started to gain a little steam a few years back that was sweet personally too. I'm glad it's been hanging on as it means clothes that I really connect with are still available. On the flip-side, I'm glad geometric prints and the prep look of the late 90s into the early 00s isn't the big thing right now.

So is there a distinct fashion phase that you really enjoyed? What do you wish would come back around, (or maybe just come around)?

redcelticcurls 05-12-2012 11:21 PM

I loved the shoulder pad era. Not that I need shoulder pads, but I have wide shoulders/a broad upper back, and it was nice to just naturally have that look down.

I like florals and A line skirts.

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Not a fan of really loose or unstructured. I *love* '40s styles.


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Speckla 05-13-2012 12:20 AM

1940s/50s. A-line skirt, cinched waist (I don't need a girdle), and high heels. VaVaVoom! Hair up in victory rolls! :love5:

sew and sew 05-13-2012 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls (Post 1952662)
Not a fan of really loose or unstructured. I *love* '40s styles.

I love a lot of 40s style too.

I remember when you posted about what you were contemplating wearing to your daughter's wedding, a lot of us explored the options, and then later we saw it all come together. It was very sweet, and you looked great (as per above, heh).

Sigi 05-13-2012 01:47 AM

I think in the early 2000s I had some pretty decent clothes that were trendy and what I really liked. I had quite a few nice tops from Banana Republic. They're all really hard to describe. I think one of my favorites was a boat neck 3/4 sleeve shirt with maybe 5 buttons (decorative) going from the arm pit diagonally to the shoulder. It's hard to remember. There was also a fitted short sleeved sweater with a similar button thing. I also had some really nice short sleeve button up shirts that were a tailored fit and had cute sleeves. All this with a nice straight leg pant. That's what I wore to work in maybe 2001 or 2002.

ttlolla 05-13-2012 01:59 AM

I agree with the 40s era.

I also like the phase with the sheer blouses and peg leg trousers that has resurfaced recently

Sigi 05-13-2012 02:02 AM

Oh, and grunge and babydoll dresses in the early 90s was fun (and age appropriate) for me.

gagirl09 05-13-2012 05:44 AM

Bohemianish merged w/ hipster.
I never want skinny jeans to go away!!!

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slinky1 05-13-2012 05:49 AM

I like the slim (not skin tight) ankle pant trend with feminine tops. I'm petite, and have a tough time with regular pants. I don't like wearing super high heels like today's long pants require, and hemming ruins drape.

I'm also liking the longer skirts that have been showing up in stores.

RCC...Is that you? You're not old enough to have kids old enough to get married. Sorry.

redcelticcurls 05-13-2012 07:34 AM

Well, I started young, lol.


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redcelticcurls 05-13-2012 07:36 AM

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Originally Posted by sew and sew (Post 1952681)
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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls (Post 1952662)
Not a fan of really loose or unstructured. I *love* '40s styles.

I love a lot of 40s style too.

I remember when you posted about what you were contemplating wearing to your daughter's wedding, a lot of us explored the options, and then later we saw it all come together. It was very sweet, and you looked great (as per above, heh).

I'm glad you remember that! It was fun to see what others thought. I had such a hard time with the shoe decision.


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claudine19 05-13-2012 07:43 AM

Late thirties; satin evening dresses, gloves. Actually, this may not suit me, but I like seeing it in films.

The seventies' less extreme styles work for me: t-shirts, button downs, slightly flared pants, less emphasis on big breasts and behinds. No to jumpsuits, though.

Nej 05-13-2012 12:23 PM

Anything loose casual r deconstructed. Love right now, patterned and neon pants and colors.

Also platform shoes!!! Love!!!


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Dedachan 05-13-2012 02:37 PM

Right now, I'm glad that flared jeans are back. I like oxfords and slightly oversized jackets...I'm even loving the shoulder pads (nowadays the fit seems just right...I think they were overdone in the 80s). I'm also digging the long bohemian skirts. Considering the seasons are reveresed in the southern hemisphere, I've noticed many of my favourite colors seem to be everywhere (a nice autumn palette of buttery yellow, rusty orange, dark green and some lovely shades of red and blue too).

Overall, I think I suffered a lot through the 90's because shirts were too short and jeans cut too low, so I kept pulling my shirt down to cover my belly. I'm happier with fashion these days. I do like some of the grunge-inspired stuff that's making a comeback, but I approach it differently than I would have as a teenager back in the day.

jeepcurlygurl 05-13-2012 03:44 PM

I would like to have every article of clothing that Audrey Hepburn ever wore. I just loved her style.

But the best style for me is from the 70's and today - low rise slim fit bootcut jeans, men's tank tops, fitted tees, peasant blouses, boots, sandals, big bold jewelry.

iroc 05-13-2012 03:55 PM

I was pretty well suited about 10 years ago with wide leg low rise pants.

I like the tops now that are banded around the hips, but wider up top.

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Josephine 05-13-2012 04:11 PM

Wide legged pants, bell bottoms, flares, platform shoes, peasant type tops.

midgi 05-13-2012 04:31 PM

I wear a lot of big, baggy shirts, skinny pants, skinny jeans, and empire waists. I also really loved it when maxi dresses got popular.

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nynaeve77 05-13-2012 04:46 PM

I think my favorite phase of fashion was in the early 90s when vests and hats (ala Blossom) were popular. It was a cute look for me. I wouldn't wear it if it came back, though. I always have loved the Victorian and bohemian type styles, too, though these don't work for me personally. They're really pretty, and I take little bits and pieces to add to my normal jeans and t-shirts because I can't pull off a head-to-toe look.

sew and sew 05-13-2012 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by redcelticcurls (Post 1952757)
I'm glad you remember that! It was fun to see what others thought. I had such a hard time with the shoe decision.

I remember leaning orange on the shoes, but seeing it all together, yellow was perfect.


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