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Writer's Block: Out of fashion

If you could choose which fashions would go out of style permanently, what would you choose, and why?

1. Tracksuits/leisure suits/gymn wear/other category of glorified pyjamas, when worn in public by people not participating in sport/exercise.  Because to my eyes it looks kinda... infantilising.  It gives the impression that the wearer can't even be bothered with such hardship as having to do up buttons and zips.  Also: shiny turquoise lycra doesn't really flatter anyone. O__o

2.  Those ridiculous skinny jeans that some boys wear, with the waistbands that are designed to expose half their underpants. >_<  Because... well, I don't want to see their underpants!!

3.  Ultra-high-heeled shoes.  Because they look ridiculous, they are painful to wear, and they are often overpriced objects of artificially-propagated desire.  And... I don't think the (overused, often misused) word 'empowering' ought to be attached to objects that are designed to render otherwise perfectly competent women utterly harmless. ;-D  (...I am aware that I've probably said this before...)

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undergroundsea
Mar. 15th, 2010 10:14 pm (UTC)
Agreed, and animal prints!
song_of_copper
Mar. 16th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely. And I forgot about fake fur: it is either a terrible fake which just looks like seventies carpet, or it looks real and you risk cold stares or even rotten tomatoes from offended onlookers!
shake_the_stars
Mar. 16th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
I don't know if it's as much of a thing in the UK, but I find the trend of ladies' sweatpants with writing on the rear rather tiresome and vulgar. There is (or was, not long ago) a line of abstinence-promoting wear of all things which had similar writing ("WAITING" and the like), which just struck me as being delightfully incongruous.
song_of_copper
Mar. 16th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. Is that the no-dress-sense shortcut version of playing hard to get? >_< I suppose the best 'abstinence promoting wear' is something that makes you look unattractive, so maybe it does work!!

This reminds me of something else very annoying: the word 'Authentic' emblazoned nonsensically on everything - esp. men's underthings! D. tells me it is very difficult to find underpants that don't say 'Authentic' on them. I suppose it's a boon to fragile male self-esteem...?!?!
shake_the_stars
Mar. 16th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
I think it actually has messages like I'M WORTH IT or whatever on the front. I find it utterly baffling in a trainwrecky sort of way, since even with my Catholic upbringing, that isn't my subculture. XD Being a cynic, after I read that a lot of teenagers who signed the abstinence pledge went on to have anal sex (!), I thought STICK IT HERE might be a better thing to have on the pants. I'm going to Hell.

Nothing touts authenticity like having the word itself emblazoned on everything! I suppose it's a way to say, "I may not be very well-endowed, but at least it's all mine!"?
song_of_copper
Mar. 19th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
Re. 'authentic': aha, perhaps that's it! It never seems to be written on bras, but I suppose there are too many people proudly wearing their surgical enhancements for that to catch on!

Re. abstinence: oh dear, 'waiting' just doesn't seem to work, does it! If STICK IT HERE is a bit too frank maybe 'Hypocrite' would do...
pans_writing
Mar. 18th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
I'm somewhat guilty of the second one... Not the skinny jeans, because they're ridiculous, but the displaying half off my underwear. Mainly because my jeans and belts date back to when I was about 2 stone heavier, and I'm too tight-fisted to spend money on new clothes (but not new netbooks o.O)
song_of_copper
Mar. 19th, 2010 12:37 pm (UTC)
Hehe, that's delightfully male of you! :-) I hope at least the undies aren't too ancient and frayed! D:
pangalactic
Mar. 19th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
They, at least, are relatively new :D One can never have too many pairs of comedy undercrackers (I like my Bananaman ones the best...)

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