Showing Signs of Age: Shorts & Stockings

Remember when we were school kids we never realised how annoying  loud we were when we were in a group – we may not have realised just how “annoying” we were… cue 5 – 1 years later and you’re either mid-way through uni or working full-time when one day; whilst on the train something strikes you… the gaggle of girls chatting about nothing really interesting are SERIOUSLY annoying! And that’s when you ask yourself; have they always been like that and is it only NOW you notice? And if so…. why?

Then over the next couple years you notice more and more; you get annoyed when school kids don’t get up for the aged, people with children or pregnant woman. You start to dislike school holidays… and you start to wonder about certain things you see in store(s).

Which brings me to the reason of this post – i LOVE fashion; i visually devour my Shop magazine each month and LOVE when next stock comes into stores… I love colour and shopping centres and new season items and Sale signs…. but there is something things i don’t get!

I understand the concept of a ‘perennial’ clothing item – I used to work in retail and I “get” that some items can be worn in summer, winter, autumn and spring… but then there are items that are NOT perennials; items that are CLEARLY either winter or summer…. like a bikini – clearly summer right? like stockings are for colder climates – it’s not really something you would wear at the height of summer weather.

PLEASE explain to me the concept of shorts… with stockings?? I do NOT understand how this is meant to be “in” now – how this meets the conceptual requirements of winter attire? HOW? I mean, let’s think about it – shorts are summer attire… stockings are not… my logic is this: if it IS too cold to wear shorts then HERE is a novel idea… wear PANTS! Especially when you see said wearer wearing maddeningly shot shorts + thick stocking + thick jacket/cardigan + umbrella (as its raining)… i don’t care if its in; it does NOT look right – i think perhaps if i must allow the possibility of the shorts and stockings combo it would be with fishnets – only because fishnet stockings aren’t really stockings are they? They don’t actually provide any warmth… but then unless your a burlesque dancer; shorts + fishnets + heels are generally not what one wears out… well; unless your Brittany Spears and you’re off to shoot your new video clip!

Am I the only one who thinks this? is it a sign of my age that I look at this and think – WTF?

Any thoughts?

Anything in the fashion world lately that you’re left thinking – “what the??”

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. notquiteold
    Aug 20, 2011 @ 14:33:15

    And how about one shoulder, one long-sleeves fancy dresses. One bare shoulder and arm, and one covered up???? Is it a warm night only on the left side?

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  2. daysofarabianlives
    Aug 21, 2011 @ 01:48:31

    Not quite old: – welcome to my blog! i agree; does that mean that you’re only half warm?

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  3. My Islamic Life
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 03:24:37

    Yeah, I don’t get it when they wear long sleeve tunics as dresses and their cheeks are showing. Then they are paired with platform 3″ heels that (back in my day) were once referred to as hooker shoes.

    I really don’t get the shorts with tights either. They are a bit Taylor Momsen.

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    • daysofarabianlives
      Aug 26, 2011 @ 09:18:30

      I totally agree with you – in SO many cases those tunic ‘dresses’ can NOT possibly be considered a dress! It’s madness!

      Reply

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