12.31.2005

Fashion Police

during tea with jul & jac - on same day as the zara sale outing - we started, as with all other people who have reached this age, reminiscing (watch out, soaunty!)

And the topic in question was fashion & clothing choices in our younger years.

of all my fashion faux pas - i remember this one particularly distinctly (& painfully!):

Baggy white shirt (in casual cotton material) tucked into a short (above knee) triple-tiered pink skirt topped with a (pale purple, i think it was) wide elastic-band belt. The type that you attach with little loops ala your bra.

I think this was somewhere in primary 6 (aged 12)
I'm comforted by the fact that jac & jul also appeared to recall &, i think even owned these elastic waisted horrors.

jac recounted recently fishing a pair of "ali-baba" style baggy-around-the-hip high waisted pants out of the wardrobe which belonged to her husband.

other notable items:


  1. Chunky LA gear shoes with colourful laces and those awful legwarmers! I think we fancied ourselves as some California cheerleaders. How very flattering for my already large feet
  2. Stockings with everything! I recall a friend who had an obsession with stockings (those with a slight sheen) which she believed improved the appearance of her legs immensely. These, she wore with the above mentioned LA gear sneakers
  3. MCM or Versace White jeans


3 comments:

Alicia said...

Ooh ooh, now those are skeletons in the closet indeed! :) I think I experimented with the Ah Lian oversized knee-length shirt (in requisite neon colour) with leggings, for a spell.

Hmm.

So maybe being 30+ ain't all that bad. At least there's now a healthy distance from cringe-worthy images like that!

iceblueorb said...

i remember LA gear with giant laces!!!! the company is officially defunct now, no?

dot said...

that's one consolation about hitting the 30s, huh?
as for LA gear - at least we survived to tell the tale, unlike the company!