Fashion Eras

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Registered: 04-28-2004
Fashion Eras
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Fri, 05-06-2005 - 3:04pm

OK ladies -


From the standpoint of general style, what fashion era would you love to visit for a one-week stay?

Accolade
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: clr1970
Fri, 05-06-2005 - 3:16pm

Hiya Chris.

 

 

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Registered: 04-28-2004
In reply to: clr1970
Fri, 05-06-2005 - 3:30pm

Hi Chris!

Accolade
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: clr1970
Fri, 05-06-2005 - 3:34pm

I love the dresses from 1800 to 1810, when the Empire waist was first fashionable. My favorite part of that era is women didn't wear stays, they couldn't or the dresses wouldn't hang properly. The next one after that is the 1940's. I love the long skirts, and the flowing trousers for women.
Great question, Chris!


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Registered: 05-07-2004
In reply to: clr1970
Sat, 05-07-2005 - 2:02pm
I think I would have to go back to my youth, the early 70's. Short skirts, hot pants, patent leather go-go boots, long blonde hair, not to mention I looked pretty hot!
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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: clr1970
Sat, 05-07-2005 - 4:59pm

Hi Ms.

 

 

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Registered: 04-28-2004
In reply to: clr1970
Sat, 05-07-2005 - 8:51pm

Hi Chris,


At least you did have the body once, right?

Accolade
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Registered: 05-07-2004
In reply to: clr1970
Sun, 05-08-2005 - 2:20am
Chris I agree about the mature part, way too mature for that today but back then it was fun. As for the body, well back then I would refuse to buy anything if the size 7 idn't fit. Nowadays, well let us just say I am happy when I can squeeze into a 12! I think it was as much the attitudes and lifestyle I had back then as much as the clothes.
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Registered: 04-21-2005
In reply to: clr1970
Mon, 05-09-2005 - 6:14pm

I have to say I have a soft spot for 1600's France. Versailles, Mme Pompadour, Muskateers, Moliere. I love the HUGE gowns, big hair, blushing cheeks, panniers, lace, hats, etc.

My second choice would be Post-War Era. V-Day having just been celebrated, there's tons of photos in the news of jubilant survivors of the war laughing and smiling that it's over. The curled hair, the nylons with the seam in the back, and THE MEN IN UNIFORM!! :) Gotta love it.