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CaroGirl
10-25-2006, 06:24 PM
There's a woman here at work today wearing a poncho. This strikes me as a very weird sort of garment to wear to work. Actually, it just seems like a weird garment in general, especially since it's hardly a traditional form of dress in my corner of the globe.

What other wearable things do you think are odd? Leg warmers and braided head bands always seemed strange to me (thank God they went the way of the dodo; they did, didn't they?).

Ol' Fashioned Girl
10-25-2006, 06:29 PM
If they did, they will come back. After all... granny boots, tie-dye, gaucho pants and hip-huggers, did.

veinglory
10-25-2006, 06:30 PM
Ponchos were very in in the UK a few years ago--white woolly crocheted ones.

tiny
10-25-2006, 06:32 PM
Legwarmers are back, but it seems only when you're scantily dressed in a victoria's secret catalog.

eldragon
10-25-2006, 06:41 PM
I can't believe leg warmers were ever in - that's how ugly they were!

But seriously, the 80's look was the worst, I think. Lots of bright makeup and teased, rolled hair. Square shouldered blouses and suits. Yuck.

MidnightMuse
10-25-2006, 06:43 PM
I'd like someone to explain to me the wearing of pajama bottoms to the grocery store.

Or sweat pants that say: SEXY in large letters across the butt.

Then there's my favorite pet-peeve: The wearing of pajama bottoms AND slippers to the grocery store !!!!

Soccer Mom
10-25-2006, 06:43 PM
I can't believe I once had a spiral perm. Ugh. And hot rollers for big hair.

And Jellies. Remember the plastic shoes?

And Candies with the hole in the heel?

Shirts with the big napkin sleeves?

A. Hamilton
10-25-2006, 06:52 PM
Haha! My first home-economics project was a handkerchief sleeved-top.
I like some ponchos, on the right person, with the right outfit. But they don't work for me.
I agree, those sweats or shorts with words on the rear end are tacky, especially on little girls.

Unique
10-25-2006, 06:54 PM
What's a braided headband?
Will it work better than the one I have on now?

Soccer Mom
10-25-2006, 06:54 PM
The word "Juicy" should never be placed on a size eighteen rear end. Just sayin'.

janetbellinger
10-25-2006, 06:58 PM
Pajamas on teachers on "Dress Down Day," at the local elementary school. I mean, jeans I can accept but pj's and bedroom slippers?

Freckles
10-25-2006, 06:59 PM
I'd like someone to explain to me the wearing of pajama bottoms to the grocery store.

Or sweat pants that say: SEXY in large letters across the butt.

Then there's my favorite pet-peeve: The wearing of pajama bottoms AND slippers to the grocery store !!!!

Midnight -- you must not be of the college-age generation. I graduated college last year, and the PJ bottoms - and sometimes tops - were the attire of choice to wear to class. Heck, some even came without combing their hair. I think the strategy is to just roll out of bed and hop the bus to class.

Of course, yours truly never did any of this. I made a point to always be fashionably dressed. :)

CaroGirl
10-25-2006, 07:03 PM
What's a braided headband?
Will it work better than the one I have on now?
I'm not sure precisely what you want your headband to do for you. The braided ones were an 80s thing. I had a white and turquoise headband that had beaded "tails" at the back. Yikes.

There's only one place to wear pyjamas (yes, that's how I spell it), and it ain't the grocery store. What are people thinking?

Jongfan
10-25-2006, 07:15 PM
I can't believe leg warmers were ever in - that's how ugly they were!

But seriously, the 80's look was the worst, I think. Lots of bright makeup and teased, rolled hair. Square shouldered blouses and suits. Yuck.

Yes, the 80's were a "What the he** were the designers thinking " era.. but watch out,,, they are making an attempt to bring back some of the styles..YIKES

Lyra Jean
10-25-2006, 08:24 PM
I wear my renaissance outfits sometimes. Otherwise it's modern clothes that matches is meant to be seen outside the bedroom and gym.

Some of my co-workers asked me what would when we switch to uniforms and get rid of the vests. I told them I would be ugly. lol :) Then we all giggled.

writerterri
10-25-2006, 08:30 PM
What?! Can you see me?

I'm getting dressed...

night
10-25-2006, 08:36 PM
Well a lot of people have started wearing leg warmers now at our school,I think they look awful,you can't even see them because they're worn under the trousers.

CaroGirl
10-25-2006, 08:45 PM
Oh, and low-rise jeans on people with pudgy bellies. My father always called that 'Dunlap disease' (because your belly dun lap over your belt). Who knew it would become a fashion?
I agree. Ew to those oozing "muffin tops." Have some dignity and cover that stuff UP.

TrainofThought
10-25-2006, 09:37 PM
Donít get me started. I canít even describe what some people wear. How is it they walked out of the house without anyone asking, ďAre you really going to wear that?Ē

Now I can breath. Sorry, I'm looking at some crazy clothes here in my office.

Jaycinth
10-25-2006, 10:26 PM
....and come into a job interview with a skirt that's the size of panties, a bright red bra and a 'shrunken jacket'...and then they open their mouths.

That job description said 'high school graduate' NOT 'porn star wannabe.

May all the lost gods on olympus forfend that I ever consider hiring........

sassandgroove
10-25-2006, 10:33 PM
Okay, I must admit, I wore flannel pj pants like pants when i was 19...BUt I was clean and combed my hair!

Carrie in PA
10-25-2006, 10:39 PM
So my lime green "Juicy" sweatpants with legwarmers, jelly shoes, bright red bra and poncho (with matching braided headband) is NOT a good outfit for grocery shopping?

Dammit. Now what am I going to wear???

CaroGirl
10-25-2006, 10:50 PM
So my lime green "Juicy" sweatpants with legwarmers, jelly shoes, bright red bra and poncho (with matching braided headband) is NOT a good outfit for grocery shopping?

Dammit. Now what am I going to wear???
Let me put it this way, just so's ya understand. The lime green sweat pants and leg warmers make you look like you just stepped out of a frame of the Footloose film; jelly shoes make your feet smell like 5-year-old cheese, in a bright red bra you might as well have "whore" tattooed after "juicy" on those lime sweatpants, the poncho gives you the flattering shape of Spongebob Square Pants, and the headband only works if it's a tiara and you're at the ball.

Still wanna wear it to the store?

Carrie in PA
10-25-2006, 10:54 PM
Let me put it this way, just so's ya understand. The lime green sweat pants and leg warmers make you look like you just stepped out of a frame of the Footloose film; jelly shoes make your feet smell like 5-year-old cheese, in a bright red bra you might as well have "whore" tattooed after "juicy" on those lime sweatpants, the poncho gives you the flattering shape of Spongebob Square Pants, and the headband only works if it's a tiara and you're at the ball.

Still wanna wear it to the store?

*clutches chest, eyes welling with tears*

DO YA HAFTA BE SO MEAN??????????????????

*runs away sobbing*

Jongfan
10-25-2006, 11:03 PM
Donít get me started. I canít even describe what some people wear. How is it they walked out of the house without anyone asking, ďAre you really going to wear that?Ē

Now I can breath. Sorry, I'm looking at some crazy clothes here in my office.


PSSTTT,, They have no mirrors in their house, and they live alone

Cat Scratch
10-26-2006, 01:13 AM
I'd like someone to explain to me the wearing of pajama bottoms to the grocery store.

Then there's my favorite pet-peeve: The wearing of pajama bottoms AND slippers to the grocery store !!!!

Oh, so you know my husband, do you?

I agree with you--he wears pajama bottoms EVERYWHERE. To the store, to the movies, on plane rides. It's not like his baggy jeans are that much more uncomfortable. But since I love everything else about him I just deal with it. Meanwhile, I took a moment to put on a dress (dresses are easy to put on!) while on my way to the emergency room for stitches last month. I also carefully picked out my underwear, because moms always warn about that.

dclary
10-26-2006, 01:28 AM
So my lime green "Juicy" sweatpants with legwarmers, jelly shoes, bright red bra and poncho (with matching braided headband) is NOT a good outfit for grocery shopping?

Dammit. Now what am I going to wear???

That is SO hot.

Maryn
10-26-2006, 01:32 AM
I'm so lucky that I can dress somewhat eccentricly without it affecting anybody but me.

Today I have on a black shirt I got at Goodwill, plus a 3-tiered skirt with a pattern of dancing skeletons, which I finished only this morning. Tis the season and all.

The pajama pants thing requires youth. When we took The Kid back to college, we saw it on guys and girls both, on and off campus. Until then, I hadn't seen many grown men doing it--especially sans underwear.

Maryn, who never knows what to say when she can see some guy's 'naughty bits'

September skies
10-26-2006, 01:37 AM
Yea, I think it strange -- out here in California, at least in my area of the state, kids wear pajamas every day to Jr. and High School. I just don't understand that. (mine don't) The plaid pjs -- no slippers, just flip flops. I mean, do these kids actually wake up and put this on or do they just get up and go..... I'm talking at least 10 a day that I can see when dropping off / picking up kids.

Cat Scratch
10-26-2006, 01:40 AM
Speaking for my husband, it's very much a get-up-and-go thing.

Yeah... Boys are gross.

maddythemad
10-26-2006, 02:03 AM
And what about crocs? They may be comfortable, but they're unbelievably tacky-looking. And, havn't they been in style for, like, 2 years now? I say we need a new trend.

Carole
10-26-2006, 02:09 AM
I hate crocs. I think they're ugly beyond belief. Tacky, too. I see them everywhere.

I visited my mom last weekend and she has this weird thing about shoes. If we're going somewhere she'll say, "Here...want to wear a pair of my shoes?" Um.

But I did have to run out to the truck once and I didn't want to put my shoes on so I slipped on a pair of her crocs. They WERE comfy. But I ran to the truck and back as fast as I could hoping no one would see me. Not that it matters. If anyone saw me, they would probably say, "Hey...cute crocs!"

ugh.

Carole
10-26-2006, 02:11 AM
A friend of mine IRL talks about her kids' crocs, but I'm too embarassed to admit to her that I don't know what they are. I'm assuming some type of shoe, but my knowledge falls apart there.
They come in day-glo colors mostly. Imagine plasticy, rubbery, molded clogs with a strap that goes behind the heel OR can niftily flip around to lay across the top of the shoe in front. They also have neato air holes all over them. They look like something you'd wear to water the lawn.


http://www.bever.nl/images/actueel/productnieuws/2005/crocs_beach.jpg

And you see folks wearing these with skirts, even. Socks, too.

Maryn
10-26-2006, 04:34 AM
Crocs are fine for their original purpose--gardening. Comfortable, ventilated, hose-off-able. Anywhere else, they're just awful. Where I live, the snooty suburban kids and their mommies seem to wear them 24/7. When we went to Europe last summer, several people wore them on the plane. By 4:00 a.m. and without sleep, it made my eyes bleed.

Maryn, whose kids wear combats year 'round

tiny
10-26-2006, 06:58 AM
... so look for the Next Big Thing... grunge. Got any old flannel shirts around, or baby-doll dresses with boots?


Fantastic. I got a kickin' pair of Docs.

Kasey Mackenzie
10-26-2006, 07:20 AM
Oh, and low-rise jeans on people with pudgy bellies. My father always called that 'Dunlap disease' (because your belly dun lap over your belt). Who knew it would become a fashion?

I don't even want to see SKINNY girls in those things. Anorexic-looking pelvic bones are NOT sexy. I don't care what the waif-obssessed clothing designers say!

I do agree though that if you have lots o' pudge like me, you especially shouldn't wear them.

PeeDee
10-26-2006, 07:44 AM
Do we want to go here? We do? Okay.


Those stupid damn shrunken jackets! Buy some clothes that fit!

Gangster clothes! You're eighteen years old, you don't know **** about ****, you got your pants around your knees and a metal rod through your tongue. Stick another one through your balls and hang your keys on it so you always know where they are, why dontcha!? And pull up your pants!

Sideways baseball caps. Front! Or Back! NOT SIDEWAYS.

Carefully made-up preening "punk" kids who are fourteen and waiting for their daddy to pick them up. Go do some drugs, listen to Iggy Pop, live on the street for six months, THEN we'll talk! ANd pull up your pants!

Tight jeans are nice to look at. Jeans so tight that they MAKE you bulge over the top from the sheer stress of the fabric against you is NOT sexy. Artifical love handles, kids! Yay!

....AND PULL UP YOUR PANTS!


*stomps off shouting*

travelgal
10-26-2006, 09:50 AM
Agree with you there, PeeDee.

Hate the low-crotch pants. Whoever designed those sloppy bags ought to be put on a "Survivor" island and left there.

I hate the two-toned stuff. It's got to be the ugliest fashion since leg warmers and knickar-bockers.

Here in Korea, you've got bad taste galore. Lemme see...boys in pink shirts.. No problem there, but they wear them with white pants and white sneakers with white socks, and are effete until they're dragged kicking and screaming into the army. Add that to their vain habit of always checking their hair in the mirror.

Girls in short cardigans and prissy dresses or prissy blouses with necklines reminescant of Victorian times, prissy skirts and dresses with bows, lace, and baubles galore. Rhimestone tops with signs like "I've got crabs" scrawled over them. Or, they wear mini-skirts, in which they don't know how to sit in without showing everything. Since many cut the muscles off their legs via plastic surgery, they look like something out of a bad teen horror movie.

Then there are the older people. Plaid pants clashing with a plaid shirt of a different colour and plaid print. Bauble-infested jackets clashing with a multi-coloured blouse clashing with pants so cheap you can see the outline of their underwear. Sneakers and pantyhose. The older women go around with VISOR caps. Rain, shine, winter, summer, you'll always see one with a visor hat. Oh, and transparent black tops that show off the flab. Only young people ought to wear transparent get-up, and then only in a nightclub. And don't get me started on the shoes!:rant:

Bmwhtly
10-26-2006, 12:43 PM
There is a particular corner of female society that is nuts when it comes to fashion. This is the woman of generous proportions; Just to be clear, I don't mean fat chicks I mean a woman who, if dressed in clothes that fitted or at least covered, she'd be Very Attractive. And yet they insist on wearing trousers too low and tops too high so that the belly that should be covered is framed for all to see.
Oh! and also the Mrs. T people that are quite obviously Tinks but believe that if they drape themselves in cheap gold, they'll come across as "classy".

grrrrrr, if anyone needs me, I'll be in the angry-dome.

Kida Adelyne
10-26-2006, 03:20 PM
I'm not complaining about pj's at school, because they pretty much replaced the 'hey, look at my underwear' look at my school. What gets me is in grade 8 (five years ago now) I wore a pair of loose, printed, cotton pants (I wanted to be comfy, and yes they did look like pj's) and I got made fun of! Ha. Look at you now, looser! *teehee*

Knitted poncho's were in last year, this year it's those sweater things that don't have enough fabric to be worth the cost. And layered t's.

And that is why I wear what I feel like.

-Ally

BottomlessCup
10-26-2006, 06:33 PM
I was on a job in Conneticut, working with a fortysomething guy.

There was a nice looking Italian bistro place across from the hotel, it was Friday night, and we decided to check it out.

The guy changed out of his work clothes into: (!)
A stained (red) Dale Earnhart Jr. t-shirt and cut-off, Packer-colored, zebra-striped parachute pants.

I was astounded. I have never seen anything like it, before or since.

Jaycinth
10-26-2006, 06:48 PM
In my observation, the 80's thing is winding down (note the lace-bottomed leggings back in style that were all the rage in 1991) so look for the Next Big Thing... grunge. Got any old flannel shirts around, or baby-doll dresses with boots?

Well, I used to but last month, 'Teen Vogue' told my daughter that the grunge thing was coming back, so she's rifled my wardrobe and taken all my old 90's stuff. At least I don't have to buy it new.......

Eveningsdawn
10-26-2006, 07:40 PM
Crocs are fine for their original purpose--gardening. Comfortable, ventilated, hose-off-able. Anywhere else, they're just awful. Where I live, the snooty suburban kids and their mommies seem to wear them 24/7. When we went to Europe last summer, several people wore them on the plane. By 4:00 a.m. and without sleep, it made my eyes bleed.

Maryn, whose kids wear combats year 'round



I think crocs are probably the best possible things to wear on airplanes for several reason:

One, they are made all out of rubber or plastic or whatever it is. That means no setting off metal detectors, and plus they're REALLY EASY to take off. Two, you can wear socks with them without looking too terribly stupid - as long as you're wearing long pants. Three, they come in much more muted colors now. Like black or brown. So they aren't eyekillers.

(I wear mine to the barn when I bathe my horse, and when mowing the lawn, or when I need to run out for something.)


My largest fashion crime this year - I'm at college - was as follows. Bright green crocs, bright pink socks with witches on them, maroon flannel pyjama pants with brown, black, and white dogs all over them, a black shirt, a salmon-colored sweater, a gray floor-length cloak, blue-and-gray hobo gloves, and a green and white hat, with earflaps and POM POM. BEAT THAT. I was on fall break and had gotten up at two, and it was dark outside anyway so who cares.

PeeDee
10-27-2006, 01:46 AM
Well, I used to but last month, 'Teen Vogue' told my daughter that the grunge thing was coming back, so she's rifled my wardrobe and taken all my old 90's stuff. At least I don't have to buy it new.......

This is an "Oh ****" moment when you realize that the early 90's, which you CLEARLY remember....are coming back in style. That's when you start thinking you're getting old.

(I am, anyway. Some kid discovered Nirvana the other day and told me they were cool for classic grunge. Classic grunge!?)

Inkdaub
10-27-2006, 11:44 AM
Open toed shoes bug me. Flip flops should be banned anywhere but the beach. It's hard for me to buy jeans. I'm a child of the eighties and these modern baggy low hanging jeans are not for me...I'd feel like a buffoon wearing pants like that.

poetinahat
10-27-2006, 12:04 PM
PeeDee, man. The cat knows whereof he speaks.

Pyjama pants to school? No ******* WAY. Sometime's it's nice being 12000 miles from anywhere. (Actually, it sounds comfy. Hmmm.)

I don't get any of the following:
- Ugg boots (those big furry things we used to call moon boots or apres ski boots) -- with miniskirts -- in the summer. Or at all. Just don't take 'em off in public, dearie. Phew.

- Beanies (wool ski hats) all the time -- even in the summer. Can that be comfortable?

- WASPs with dreadlocks.

- Eight-year-olds with Ian Curtis/Joy Division t-shirts (actually, I like this one)

- Any female wearing Playboy insignia gear. Unless Hef's signing your paycheck, why?

- People paying money to wear insignia gear. $80 for a t-shirt that says NIKE?

- $200 haircuts that make you look like you haven't showered in a week

- Tracksuits as smart casual wear

Aw, forget it. I like bow ties, madras sportcoats and white bucks. Who's the freak?

Bmwhtly
10-27-2006, 03:02 PM
Some kid discovered Nirvana the other day and told me they were cool for classic grunge. Classic grunge!?) Thats like a slap in the face! How dare young people make us feel old.

TrainofThought
10-27-2006, 05:26 PM
Open toed shoes bug me. Flip flops should be banned anywhere but the beach. I'm with you here. If you wear sandals make sure you donít have crusty heels. Find a puma stone. And flip flops are the UGLIEST THINGS I have ever seen.

cree
10-27-2006, 05:37 PM
It's cold here, but I'm guessing my Birkenstocks with wool socks won't fly with this crowd?

PeeDee
10-27-2006, 07:55 PM
It's cold here, but I'm guessing my Birkenstocks with wool socks won't fly with this crowd?

as long as you....

.....PULL UP YOUR PANTS!!

*huff huff*

Open-toed shoes worn to WORK. Seriously. If you work in a place with rolling carts, heavy boxes, people everywhere...and then you complain when someone crushes your toes and one of them gets bloody...what sympathy do you expect? WHat kind of idiot are you?

SC Harrison
10-27-2006, 08:32 PM
It's cold and rainy outside, but I'm still wearing my cargo shorts and a t-shirt that reads "The Tiki Cafe" on the front with a bogus menu on the back.

It usually takes a mild dose of frostbite for me to tearfully put away my summer clothes and don winter garb. :)