Category Archives: Faux Pas

Fashion Faux Pas – Leggings

I’m weighing in on the prudish site – leggings are not pants – they are footless tights and inappropriate for wearing outside in daylight unless the crotch and buttocks are covered by a top. 550 years ago, it was men … Continue reading

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Fashion Faux Pas – 2002

Fashion reached a new low 15 years ago when there was a hooker chic look consisting of overly tight everything with overly pointy-toed boots, laced up tops, low rise bell bottom jeans and micro minis or hot pants that looked like … Continue reading

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Why we wear clothes?

I don’t normally comment on who wore what at events anymore because I don’t want to judge others, but after seeing some of the Grammy outfits this year I have to wonder what has happened to good taste. Clothes are … Continue reading

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Wit Knits

I am stealing these images from Messy Nessy Chic because they are too good not to! These illustrations come from a 1986 English knitting book entitled Wit Knits – and modelled by British celebrities (at the time) including Joanna Lumley:

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Pop(can) fashions

In 1975, the Creative American Craft Series published a pamphlet of pop and beer can crochet fashions created by Evelyn Richardson of Long Beach, California. If you REALLY want to make some up, you can buy a facsimile of the … Continue reading

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Trompe l’oeil…

Apparently I like trompe-l’oeil, I seem to copy images to my photo bank when I find them: Added July 18: Gucci just did a collection for S/S 2016 that uses Tromp l’oeil:

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His and Hers

Before unisex styling in the late 1960s, there was a dalience with His & Hers fashions that began in the 1940s and lasted into the 1960s, usually in the form of holiday sportswear – Hawaiian shirts and dresses, and bathing suits.

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Fashion Faux Pas – Unisexual styling in the early 1970s

Never a good idea when its done too literally:  

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Fashion faux-pas – embarrassing boys into tucking in their shirts…

This may have seemed like a good idea but then one day little Billy changes into his gym strip at school… and thirty years later he goes into therapy to learn how to not hate his mother.

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