Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Seventies

I was thinking about the stuff I used to wear in the Seventies. (Do the math - I'm old.) 

There's this:
Thanks to http://pintuckstyle.blogspot.com/ for the image!

And this:
From http://plaidstallions.blogspot.com/ - a site you should definitely browse for a lot of fun.

... all of which looked perfectly fine to me at the time. 

And then there are the men ... but I won't subject you to anything so hideous.

What was I thinking? Was I blinded by the power of Crowds, so those fashions seemed perfectly acceptable? Or, more probably, did aliens nest in my brain and lay eggs, forcing me to think their evil thoughts?

And it went further. I picked up on some extreme fashion trends and WORE THEM.

Remember Earth Shoes? "The toe is higher than the heel, because nature intended it that way, according to Scandinavian researchers." Well, Scandinavian researchers, I wore your shoes, and wasn't I gorgeous, with my spindle-shaped legs and your sandals on my feet. And just maybe I wore them with toe socks too.

Let's not forget the "home perm," designed to change your head into a woolly puffball:
Dude.

And mood rings:
OK, maybe those things were cool, as long as "green finger" is a mood.

And polyester shirts:
I can just smell the petroleum by-product now!

Yup, aliens, I say.

OK, I'll show you the men. Deep breath now:

From xaxor.com, found here  

6 comments:

Connie J Jasperson said...

Awesome! I'll raise your toesocks with this awesome string of love-beads, and a waft of patchouli. (the smell of stale bread, but all natural.)

Alison DeLuca said...

I remember patchouli very well - and I actually like that stuff. It's hopeless - I'm doomed to remain in the past!

Lesley West said...

You missed the ladies pantsuits, polyester bells with a dress on top, all knit and yellow/brown or red/blue. That I inherited from you so I wore them SECOND-HAND.

Alison DeLuca said...

I know exactly which pantsuit you refer to, and it was indeed yellow and brown. I think it had a "contrasting" vest too, with brass buttons. Holy Laurie Partridge!

Carlie Cullen said...

OMG! This brings back memories! I can remember going to junior discos wearing red tartan trousers and thinking I was really cool - now I cringe and think I looked more like a human Paddington Bear! *Groan*

Alison DeLuca said...

Ah - that brings to mind the Bay City Rollers trend - short tartan trousers and large, lace-up platforms with a shag hair-do, straight from my Jackie mag. How could I forget? :)