Oh My What Dress Will I Wear

GREAT HISTORY MOMENTS OF WOMAN'S FASHION

'Cleopatra, beautiful and powerful,used the rich indulgence of fashion, well to her advantage.
'Cleopatra, beautiful and powerful,used the rich indulgence of fashion, well to her advantage.
Better-off people wore wide clothes of white cloth
Better-off people wore wide clothes of white cloth

Beginning With Cleopatra In 69 BC-30 BC

69 BC-30 BC - CLOTHING WAS ADORNED WITH GEMS AND JEWELS

This evolution of changing fashion starts back in January 69 BC – 30 BC, with Cleopatra,a strong, beautiful woman whose magnetic sexual appeal won many a heart of some great, successful men. She used Ancient Egyptian fashion well to her advantage employing extravagant costumes rich in golds and jewels. In this era, the pharaonic headdress was high amongst Egyptian fashions and was worn often by Cleopatra herself. It has been reportedly said that Cleopatra was indeed quite plain, unlike the sultry beauty queen portrayed in Hollywood movies, but one must take into consideration that "beauty is in the eye of the particular era" of the time.

FASHION FACTS:

. Both men and women Egyptians wore transparent, pleated robes.

. Both men and women wore wigs which they changed every-day.

.The wigs were made from human hair or wool, and on special occasions curly wigs were worn.

. Being wealthy did not mean more jewellery, instead gold was worn with more transparent clothing.

. Slaves generally were naked.

. Sheep's blood was used to colour the lips of Egyptian women.



1194–1184 BC Troy
1194–1184 BC Troy
'The Victorian Era'from 1860-1900
'The Victorian Era'from 1860-1900

'The Victorian Age' 1860-1900

THE AGE OF THE INVENTION OF THE SEWING MACHINE 1860

Clothing was becoming more couture design led, and synthetic dyes were now available to produce more intense colours in the fabrics. Dresses were increasingly elaborate with enormous trains on the back of skirts. Indeed the unnatural shape of these extravagant skirts matched with slim bodices, created some very unnatural lines to the female form.

FASHION FACTS

. Loops were used to lift skirts up at the back creating drapery and fullness

. Towards the late 1880's dresses became more slimline, still with the bustle that the rich adored.

. This is perhaps the era where we see the largest quantity of material in any fashion garment.

The slim fitting trained dress with cuirasse bodice fashionable in 1876
The slim fitting trained dress with cuirasse bodice fashionable in 1876
'The straightfront corset'appeared in 1900 to the early 1910s.It was introduced to create the illusion of a slimmer waist by forcing the hips back and bust forward
'The straightfront corset'appeared in 1900 to the early 1910s.It was introduced to create the illusion of a slimmer waist by forcing the hips back and bust forward

Corsets

CORSETS APPEAR AROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY 'YIKES GOES THE WAIST-LINE'.

It was said that by regularly wearing a corset it will achieve a noticeable reduction on the size of the waist. When they first appeared in the fashion world they were made from multiple layers of linen with wooden busks inserted to shape them. It shows the discomforts women have endured, and still do to this day all for the 'sake of fashion .' This certainly was an era for introducing the so called "Hourglass Figure."

FASHION FACTS

. 'Tightlacing ' is a term applied to the art of applying a corset to achieve a reduction of around 2-4 inch in the waist. The wearer must wear the corset day and night to achieve this unnatural waistline. When the reduction finally occurs, the wearer is then fitted with a smaller corset, and the cycle begins all over again.

. Corsets were not just designed for the female species of these times, indeed some men also chose to wear the tight restrictive garment.

. Ethel Granger held the 'smallest waist' record documented in the Guinness Book Of Records up until the late 1990s. Her waist measurement was a frightening 13inches.

. The main purpose of the corset was to emphasise the hips and the bust, by clinching in the waistline as small as humanly possible.

'The Edwardian Corset'
'The Edwardian Corset'
The 'Romantic Edwardian Corset'
The 'Romantic Edwardian Corset'
'The Flapper Girls' of the roaring 1920's
'The Flapper Girls' of the roaring 1920s

The 1920s Flapper Dress

FLAPPERS DID AWAY WITH CORSETS AND PANTALOOMS AND HENCE APPEARED THE.... 'STEP IN PANTIES'.

'Flappers' was a term employed for the women in the 1920s who cut their hair in short bobs and danced away to a new jazz style music.For so long woman had been purposely emphasising the female form, and yet in this new era, the fashion trends threw all this far into the wind. The new boyish look was now the new rage.

FASHION FACTS

. The woman's body now had a up and down look with the straight up and down dresses they now attired themselves with..

. Bras were actually sold to flatten the bust line not to emphasise it.

. This was a time in history where there was an obvious move away from the showing of the female curves in favour of this new look. Twiggy, Hollywood sensation, was living proof that thinness combined with a flat chest could take you quite far in life. Millions of women copied Twiggy's appearance world-wide.

1920's The corset was tosses aside as the new age 'Flappers' donned their new boyish look
1920's The corset was tosses aside as the new age 'Flappers' donned their new boyish look

The Mini Skirt Creates A Scandal In The Mid 1960s

MARY QUANT WITH HER EXPIREMENTATION FOR A SHORTER SKIRT EVENTUALLY RESULTS IN THE FAMOUS 'MINI-SKIRT '.

Who can forget that on 30 October 1965, the sensation Jean Shrimpton caused amongst the general public when she appeared on Derby Day, first day of Australia's Melbourne Cup carnival in a short white shift-style dress. Not to mention she was practically naked, devoid of her hat and her gloves.

FASHION FACTS

. The mini has ever since remained one of the most popular fashion icons in the entire world.

. In 1965 André Courrèges, fashion designer shifted the skirts away from body-hugging to a looser design, that give women more dignity to those who wished to wear it.

. Mini skirts seemed to lose a lot of their popularity in the mid- 1970s and was replaced by a longer skirt.

. It wasn't until the 1980s that the mini once again made it's sexy comeback.

.The mini has since then, also been adapted in a 'micro-mini ,' and almost anything goes now in today's fashion world.


The 'Mini Skirt' shocked the world in the mid 1960's
The 'Mini Skirt' shocked the world in the mid 1960's
'Southern Belle'
'Southern Belle'
'The Retro Hippy' of the 1970's
'The Retro Hippy' of the 1970s

Hippy Fashions In The Late 1960s To 1970s

THE HIPPY MOVEMENT ANOTHER HUGE CHANGE IN THE FASHION WORLD SAW CLOTHES' SHOPPING IN SECOND HAND SHOPS AND FLEA MARKETS EXTREMELY POPULAR.

The Hippy Generation began to challenge gender differences, and brought in a new freedom to express one's self in a less complicated world of fashion. Women wore little or no makeup, while many also adapted the 'No- Bra look', by throwing away their bras.

FASHION FACTS

. Native American jewelry, head scarves, headbands and long beaded necklaces became popular.

. Bright coloured clothing was increasingly popular, and so was making your own garments.

. Some popular choices of clothing included bell-bottom pants, peasant tops, full skirts, retro look garments and tie-dyed garments.

'The Hippy Look' included brightly coloured clothing and  unusual styles,such as bell-bottom pants
'The Hippy Look' included brightly coloured clothing and unusual styles,such as bell-bottom pants
The movie 'Saturday Night Fever' created a huge explosion on the disco fever fashion market.
The movie 'Saturday Night Fever' created a huge explosion on the disco fever fashion market.

1970s Disco Fashion

THE DISCO LOOK WAS MEMORABLE BY ITS SHINY CLINGING LYCRA STRETCH DISCO PANTS AND SEXY SPANDEX TOPS.

Saturday Night Fever,had a huge impact on the fashion world, as women worldwide donned their satin flared silver pants with stretch sequin bandeau tops. This was certainly time to adorn the body into a stretch halter jumpsuit and join into the nighttime hot disco action.

FASHION FACTS

. White clothing was also extremely favourable under ultra violet lights at night.

. Dress codes were now employed in nightclubs.

. Often a lot of this shiny, iridescent clothing women were now wearing was in fact, professional dance wear.

. Platform shoes were the perfect accessory for long silver flared pants


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'Disco Fashion' In the seventies. Clothes designed to show off the body and made in materials like figure moulding stretch Lycra were ideal.
'Disco Fashion' In the seventies. Clothes designed to show off the body and made in materials like figure moulding stretch Lycra were ideal.
A vast majority of 'Disco Wear' was in fact professional dancing gear.
A vast majority of 'Disco Wear' was in fact professional dancing gear.

WHICH BRINGS US TO OUR CURRENT WORLD OF FASHION, WHICH AS WE KNOW ALMOST "ANYTHING GOES."

In todays world clothing is made from even edible materials.In this picture 'Cloris Leachman' is attired in a cabbage dress
In todays world clothing is made from even edible materials.In this picture 'Cloris Leachman' is attired in a cabbage dress
Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
As requested this is the closest I could find of my Blondepoet hippy dress.Is it bright enough for you? i reckon I outshine Gweneth LMAO
As requested this is the closest I could find of my Blondepoet hippy dress.Is it bright enough for you? i reckon I outshine Gweneth LMAO

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Please Feel Free To Leave Your Comments 212 comments

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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

First! Now to red! Hi BP! i am liking the 70's fashion a lot. Mostly because i shop at the Salvation Army and I have to look good in bell bottoms. Another hit for me BP!

 


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

hey blonde goddess i suggest you wear those worn by Uma and Gwyneth! And don't forget to take pictures and share! :D

Darn! Second and staring right at Pest's hairy buns!


jjrubio 7 years ago

I loved it BP....And I have worn a corset a few times...those suckers are tight!!!


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

I have an outfit my mom gave me that she wore in the mid-70's. It's awesome!! Rust colored knee-high boots, brown jumper dress. It is one of my favorite things. I don't wear it often, though. I want to keep it. She actually wore it while she was pregnant with both my older sister, and with me!!


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

Cool Hub BP! Great choices! :)


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

the easiest one to take off in case of emergency is the one I would suggest to wear


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

I knew cris was trolling around! I beat him!!! bwahahhahahaha!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

hmm pest i think i can beat myself thank you :D


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I love clothing period , but the vegetanarism is not me at all!! I am more retro and elegance. If I lived in the 1880's I would have love that fashion as well, wonderful hub, my friend wonderful hub!!!:)


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

You did notice the laugh! I beat all of you!

Topic: I can't imagine wearing one of those corsets from the 1900-1910 era! i have a hard enough time with the new fangled corsets!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

but you do know that what i meant was i compete with myself.

stop imagining, try wearing so you'd know for sure :D


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Heyyyyyyyyyy guys hang on a minute I have a wedgie one moment brb


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

You guys moved through so fast, I couldn't even publish first....

I never knew you wore a corset,,mmmmm learn something new everyday....


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

Cris you...i love you man!  (what was that tv show?) 

AE, Me??? well yes, but dont TELL!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Gidday Pest let me just scroll up here and see what you have written again....Wow we share a common passion I go there all the time too. Omg such bargains there. I wish they would not staple the price tags to the top I keep getting holes in there when I pull staple out.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Pest

now stop that already before i start to believe :D what tv show? or you mean the movie?


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

ok I see I have ticked a lot of people off, mmmm that is o.k. so such is life....ciao'


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

PETA has gotten so weird lately...who would wear a dress made out of cabbage??


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey Chris A LMAO okie doke will do but I would also like to try the cabbage dress too. I think if you kept a little mince in your purse, what an ideal lunch idea. Tear off a leaf and throw a little mince in and presto a cabbage roll hahaha


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

AE DON'T GO.....I am not ticked off, not at all. You know AE I was thinking if we put that Cleopatra head-dress on, how many minutes do you think we would last until we toppled over. That is the trivia question of today.

Hey JJ, ooooo do we get to see a picture of that. Is it one like the corset on this page, with wooden busks inserted. Oh I am trying to type so fast here excuse spelling...errors.

Hey Anna I would love to see you in that outfit too.Aren't some of the older designs just absolutley wicked.....

Hey GT, gidday ocker LMAO, sorry I am getting flustered trying to keep up here....just let me scroll up again............oh I am blonde lol can you interpret your comment....'in case of emergency' oh hell I should just laugh here and noone will know it went over my head jajajajajaj


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

never thought I would become a vegetarian, but!!!!!!

BP you have very impotent mail!!!!!!!!!


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

Pest, I know what you are thinking..."if I eat off her clothes, then she will be naked!  Dinner and a little fun afterwards!"  LOL! Though I hope you are thinking of someone a little younger than Cloris Leachman.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

hahaha Pest that I have to see. You in your little corset. Do you wear fishnet stockings too and red lipstick walking around singing "I'm Just A Sweet Transvestite" Hahaha

hey Tom thankyou so much for coming by please excuse this madness here. It is now under control I am 'a cracking my whip' on these naughty Hubbers.

AE have you gone.............sigh.

I don't understand you girls don't like the cabbage one.Don't you like Cabbage Rolls??


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

Anna!!!!! Ewwwwww I would not think of such a thing!    ***


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hahaa Pest can you imagine what eating all those cabbage leaves would do to your.......wind problems LMAO. Lol Anna I hope so too I think she is 83 in that picture.That is what google said I am sure of it.I will check mail.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I am here, just running back and forth since I hit my head on the tub things haven't been the same. Pest has been known to see swirly's , JJ' s arm is swelling uo from GT biting her and it has been that way for a week, and we are discussing cabbage rolls, do you know what cabbage smells like??? ewwwwwwwwww lololol


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

BP you have an ass load of mail from me.

AE...cabbage smells like mommas room ever 20-30 days...funny i never buy cabbage either.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Brb dinner is boiling over I found a saucepan AE an Pest.Yahoo Ae is back wont be long I cooked tacos


jjrubio 7 years ago

BP- As far as the corset...it was a kinky thing I did years ago...Burlesque Strip tease

and about the Cabbage rolls...funny..I wrote a hub about that weeks ago. I like them but yes they can give you Gas! But not me ofcourse...=P


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

And I see Pest has taken a liking to those thingies, so I am off to see the Captain, he still loves me....lololo


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Elena. 7 years ago from Madrid

Those were some cool images/photos, Blonde! Commentary is very entertaining. I dig the seventies outfit. I mean.... what's NOT to love about THAT one?! Laugh!


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Anna Marie Bowman 7 years ago from Florida

I LOVE cabbage rolls!!! I just wrote a Hub for this week's HubMob with a recipe! LOL! Just don't think I could wear cabbage.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

I don't like the smell but I do love cabbage rolls myself.....:)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hahaha JJ you lie you lie ...Even you little fiery kitten must have to..errr ...let things out. Kinky oh my I can imagine you were a wild child...

AE you don't like the smell of cabbage I love it. Esp with onions. I am having tea with some of my relatives here. I was so embarassed as I have only one saucepan left, but they don't know.Cool Anna I must go see that later tonight, mmmmmm.

Hi Elena oh I know arent some of those seventies outfits incredible.I would wear that at a drop of a hat.Thankyou so much for coming by.


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I like cabbage rolls stuffed with oysters from Aphrodite's gift box. I'd loveto see jj in that corset too, but not Pest. OMG then again, I'd like to see jj with no corset on too. haha

Oh, one more thang, did Cleopatra really begin in 69?hmmm intrsting


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Ok, I have to confess, I did wear cabbage leaves at my granny's instigation when I first started breast feeding and my breasts were so full of milk I thought they were going to explode. Apparently, they're supposed to draw out the milk. I just ended up smelling like a vegetable patch. So, Pest admitted he used to wear a corset, or was it Cris? Have to scroll back up...


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

Me like mine-skirts (drool). There are some excellent dresses for you up there, BP, but maybe you and I can play ancient Egyptians and you can be a slave, cause, you know, then you'd be....you know!

Very well done hub. You never cease to amaze me!


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Damn fine job of drawing a non-fashion conscience reader in BP....was a really nice and entertaining read, and a bit naughty....oh how I like naughty. You omitted the celophane dress pics though.....hmmmmm. Maybe if you couldn't find any pics of that you would model one yourself and share it with us.....only for historical perspective mind you......and damn it Chris and Pest.....don't you 2 go modeling it.


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

BP, I want to know which one is your favorite......


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

R. Blue:  I'm sure you meant Cris, and not Chris, cause homey don't play that, although I would look fabulous!


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Sorry for the typo CR


Nermal 7 years ago

A wealth of information. This is a very interesting article.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey C.C ohhh you are asking a technical question here shhhh before anyone hears.(i will go look it up again) Haha.Oh you are so naughty jj will be very flattered.

Cindyvine yahoooo,this is wonderful another woman who wants, or has actually worn cabbage leaves.LMAO I can just imagine those cabbage leaves stuffed in your bra hanging out at the sides filling up with milk.That is incredible I honestly never knew that cabbage was actually used for breast milk production.See people it is possible.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey master Christoph I am with you on the mini. A very sexy item for a woman to have in her drawer.That actually is not Uma,it was me at a premiere of my movie, "Mr Pumpkins Night Out,you may not have heard of it, it was a flop at the box office.I think you made a reference on the line

'Slaves generally were ......'(beep)If I am to be your slave I refuse to wear the head-dress either or I will topple hehe


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey R.Blue thanks for coming by. Cellophane now that is a very interesting proposition. I would be honoured.You will have to mail some sheets to me preferably red as my newsagent is closed. I can then work on creating a little number.I think Pest and Cris A would look rather cute in a sheet of it as well lol. I just still am having trouble imagining Pest in his corset, oh my.

Gidday Laughing Mom,wow, that is a great question. I shall scroll up and have a look here.....you know I really like that Troy look but I really like that purple dress with the white boots,that is my choice for myself anyway.Which was your pick???


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

I just logged back in and found your reply, BP.

For you, I'd say either the hippy look dress or the Disco Professional dance wear, although I'm sure you'd look absolutely amazing in any of them.

You made me laugh when you suggested putting on the head gear and seeing how long it took before you fell over! :-)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh you are just beautiful laughing mom hahah,you are making me laugh now. Yes that dance-wear that is the little one that caught my eye. Haha honestly Laughing Mom by the time you put that head gear on then the dress with gold and jewels how is a woman meant to strut her stuff,she would be puffing along like a locomative train before she hits the corner hahah.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Great choices, BP. I did not know that the ancient Egyptians wore diaphanous clothing!

I've always wondered how did uber-curvy women adapt to the boyish styles of the flapper age and 1960s Twiggy/Jean Shrimpton minis. I'm glad today we have a blended, "anything goes" look that anyone can wear!

BTW, your "hippy" fashions -- the miniskirt, headscarf and bell bottoms outfit remind me of the curtains in my room as a teen. It's amazing I got any sleep with all that psychedelic color swirling around:-). MM


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Haha Mighty Mom oh dear oops maybe I have spelled the word wrong I may have to go check that one. Oh boy, yes, curvy woman must have had an extremely hard job,with those fashions. What a waste of a good bosom trying to flatten it out in the 20's.Fashion can be just downright un-practical LMAO. Haha you had curtains like that you must have been spinning in there MM.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

I can't see that word MM, if you are reading can you please tell me where it is


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Have you seen some of the Japanese fashion? I went to Tokyo last November to this place called Harajuku - damn, can't remember if I've said it right, but you should have seen the fashion! OMIGOD, they have all these S and M shops there. Definitely porn movie clothes.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh damn Cindy I would have loved to see that. When are we going there?? Tokyo, I wll get some air-fair quotes brb.


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

corsetes are coming back...can you believe that??? what a way to hide the fat.....or redistribute it..upwards??? Ha ha had some wine and read a hub by this new guy..r.blue?? hey I like this dude...but not more then the ones I already like...hee hee///G-ma Hugssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oooooo G-MA are u tipsy ? LMAO. You sound like you are. Oh I want what she is drinking. Yes I like this new dude too, I am trying to figure out which one of us he is. Do not fear,detective BP is here. Yes I am so glad corsettes are on their way back I have put a way a couple for a rainy day. Have you got a corset G-Ma,come on now reveal all of yourself to us. I loved your hug,here is one back. Hugssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

May's fashion critics....

About the corset, I don't think my mom knows how to wear a corset, cuz she doesn't put something else over it!? Thank goodness she doesn't wear it in public.

Now I wonder how Cleopatra could wear something with all that weight down from them solid gold?! May be she's wearing a corset to hold her up?! I be flat as a pancake if I wear that?! (Its beautiful to show off, like for a few minutes before it wears you out)

As for the hippie chick style, the first thing that came to mind about hippie chic was the color of a nail polish by China Glaze. Strange huh? I like the style of the arm and legs flaring out. But the colors are a wee too bright. I really love the one before seeing that lovely cabbage dress. And wouldn't it be cool if someone made a dress out of banana peels or other fruit skin?

I find the mini skirts looks more adorable on little girls cuz they are not that noticable in my opinion.

As for the see through silky fashion, yeah, that'll get a lot of attentions for more fans. I see all the guys are already digging it. ;)


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I'm diggin' it. yep, surely am woo-hoo I'm stalkin ya may


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Stalk away oh ye walrus stalker jajajajajajja


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

haha, I'd do more if i could. I'd fly to Oz on walrus

I'm all alone now


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey Mayhmong wow such a long comment. Did you like my bright colours in my dress.Haha I got to go with your mum on that one.Nothing over the top. Yahoooooooooo.Not in public though I have to say.I know that is what we were saying the other day,about all that heavy gear.It's got to hurt it just has to.You know I would not be surprised if there are other fruit dresses out there.I have seen all kinds of things condom,balloon,money dresses.I think wearing your favourite food would be a novel idea except mine is seafood,I would stink to death covered in crabs or shrimps hahaha


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hahahaha C.C now that would be a sight to see you riding a walrus.Actually I can imagine that LMAO.What do you mean you are alone? WHere is your voice recording lol did you figure it out?


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

LOL yeah, lets get you covered up in anchovies with extra sauce. ;)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oooooooooooo yea mayhmong let's do it. May as well turn it into a pizza haha


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

me and my big mouth, I forgot who I was dealing with?! >D


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

BP, did you ever see the movie, "The Nude Bomb"? It's this absolutely stupid plot where someone makes a bomb that makes people's clothes disappear. One of their solutions is to make all of their clothes out of food and vegetation. Not that I'm recommending the movie--I did say it was pretty stupid, but funny if you're in the right mood......


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I'm not alone anymore. woo-hoo


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

C.C I was talking to you and you disappeared rasberry to you.

Haha Mayhmong I am going to make you a little dress made out of frangapani flowers send me your measurements.You are going to be the envy of every eye in this

Hey Laughing Mom oh I did I did.Oh god wouldn't you just love to do this.Better than X-ray vision.If I didn't want to see their bods I would make it out of bricks,if I wanted to see them nude I would make it from straw then I would huff,puff and blow their house down haha.


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I have too many womens to play with tonight. haha


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Ohhhh you lucky man you. Well I don't have any men so you win :(


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Hey, TOF,The Old Firm is back in town. We going to have some fun now. join him dear he's from NZ


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Where do I join him C.C. Where???


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

He posted on my walrus and penguin, and he is funny and smart too. Hey, I ain't won nuthin. and yer my #1


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

He posted on my walrus and penguin, and he is funny and smart too. Hey, I ain't won nuthin. and yer my #1


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

I am coming to have a look


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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area

LOL I always maintain that grils are best naked :)


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gjcody 7 years ago

Interesting hub ...all of the fashions have been for the purpose of pleasing the men of each time. But the real question ...is ...are they ever satisfied?

Enjoyed your work ...thank you for sharing. ...my best to you!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey Misha hahaha now why would you think that? Ohhh that's right you are a man I think a lot of others will back this theory.

Hi gjcody that is a brilliant question. Could not be better said.I mean after all that is what a vast majority of us are doing.Great point..


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

got your mail Deb! that's why i'm here :D

Oooh la la just as I thought (will copy and paste!)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Lol Cris A no problem, R.Blue may have to do the cellophane though himself LMAO


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Loved it!! isn't fashion great?


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Gidday Princessa oh it is wonderful. Women are definetely better off when it comes to fashion they have the most choices with so many fabulous gowns,dresses,skirts. Things to make us look smaller or wider.Oh and all the amazing accessories to go with it.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Gidday Princessa oh it is wonderful. Women are definetely better off when it comes to fashion they have the most choices with so many fabulous gowns,dresses,skirts. Things to make us look smaller or wider.Oh and all the amazing accessories to go with it.


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Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

Fashion is so much fun. I love the dresses from the 1800's, hoops skirts and all.


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

check your email my luv from the land of OZ


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Omg C.C I did boy they are fantastic have replied by mail. Boy you can sing so good I am amazed is there anything you cannot do.Yahooooo.That was unreal


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Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

I really like that you included a photo of Cloris Leachman. Is she really wearing a dress made of cabbage leaves?

I think maybe we should adopt ancient Egyptian fashion you know when both sexes wore transparent clothing. hehe.


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Oh go on now! you lie, but thanks. I 'll check my mail


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi Nermal thanks so much for coming by I meant to reply yesterday but I got distracted, my apologies

Ivorwen I totally agree, the hoops, the corsets totally intrigue me.I think so many of those old dresses, the bustles etc are so feminine,wish I was around then


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Ooooh Raven, good idea, but I vote we all just get together naked. I love it. woo-hoo


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Heyyy Raven King oh yes it is definitely cabbage leaves LMAO. Oh my Egyptian transparent fashion hahahah, I can see Raven King is a little kinky hehe. I totally agree, if we walked around in them, though, wouldn't there be a lot of distractions. We wouldn't get anything done at all but what a way to go....yahooo.

C.C it has just sent


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Haha C.C why the heck not,it has to be universal here though,not just a few. Mind you the weather here is starting to drop a little,I think I would get goosebumps LMAO


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

goosebumps, well I get them when i just see you. woo-hoo, read your note, thanks


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Ooooo you little Cassanova,what it is, is the arector pili muscles contracting therefore seizing the hair follicle to stand on end


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

A detective huh.....we'll see....and thanks for the compliments. You say it's getting a little cooler or nippley? errr....nippy? Sorry I went away for a while and fell so far behind.


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Hey CC...we've got a blond with a brain and a bod......arector pili muscles my butt....LOL


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey there R.Blue yes I am detective BP,I have a few men under me(rank) haha.My detective skills are just a little slow in coming. Lovely to see yourself back and in action. Arector pili muscles are very real R.Blue,we cannt dismiss them you know.Take off your gear and you will see them spring forth LMAO


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

If I take off my gear all sorts of things might spring forth in your presence. Taking off my gear....now there you go again...gosh I love to hear this one talk....hardly ever know what she's saying...but I make up my own interpretations....just must get me an Aussie dictionary....maybe get BP to give me an oral exam.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hahaha R.Blue boy do you just crack me up. Yes I can manage the exam but you got to give me something to work with LMAO. Lovely to have your majestic presence on my page again, I will be doing one for men soon and I am going to ask you to model some stuff for my story.What you got to say to that one eh Mr R. Blue.The posty has just come so I got to throw a few things in the box so throw another shrimp on the barby, you big spunk you.


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Do I get to pose in a celophane swimsuit? Oh well...I'm off for the evening...I'm sure I'll be far behind when I return...feel free to talk about me while I'm gone.


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

Looks like a younger version of me ahs joined us. haha good for you RB. haha right about the arector pili muscles my tool too! haha I spring forth everday when I'm in her presence like a hardwire spring. twoing, ying, ying woo-hoo


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Pest 7 years ago from A Couch, Lake Odessa, MI

C.C. easy killer...Wasn't it great when we could spring forth ..."boing Boing' every morn? Twoing is more like a broken spring!


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

That's why I wrote it that way. haha glad yer here Pest


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

BP In Tokyo in the district I was telling you about, you have some strutting around like goths in S & M gear, others wearing little bo peep outfits, and others dressed like their favorite Anime characters, and then of course you have all the Elvises...Mmm, maybe I can do a hub on all that...


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey guys and girls I am so sorry I just got home. Damn you would not believe what I have done this time. Saturday I locked myself out the house, we tried to break in with a key card,grrrrrrrr, didn't work. Now I finally get a letter in the mail from Google,my first one, I have only been home 10min and I can't find it. #@####*!

Yes R.Blue the clear cellophane is in your department as I think it will suit you Blue. You have a little time up your sleeve to practise some designing haha. Pest will be modelling the male corsets, and C.C will be modelling men's G-strings.

Gidday C.C so you think R.Blue is a younger you, oh my word you are right about that hahaha. Haha your arector pili muscle is like a jack in the box boingggggg boingggggg LMAO.

What you saying there Pest. You use the term "used too" in past tense, surely it is still fully operational lol. You boys are just downright corrupting my little innocent arector pili muscles hair follicle theories hahah. You start getting the corset pics ready now.

Hey Cindy I can't wait to strut around in this weird attire.I have heard we have to take off all our diamond rings before we go there. That's kool with me as I don't have any LMAO,my biggest diamond is my heart. Shines like a candle internally.I think a hub on it would be nice so I know what I am in for. Anyway how did you end up there in the first place haha, it just clicked with me that question.

 


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Hey....I'd be glad to be a younger version of CC if I could have half his talent. I knew I'd miss a lot.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey R.Blue they are all snoring. ZZZZZZZZZ.If C.C thinks you are a younger version of him then you must be. You are intriguing me, it is like I am talking with someone that I can't put my widdle finger on. I make a lousy detective grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.Give me some clues..pleaseeeeeeeee. I beg of you.I will give you a piece of pizza that I am having for tea.What is your fav flavour?You like a bit of the ole Italian big fella' LMAO


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Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

I knew you are talented and so funny! Sorry you locked youself out of your house.

Today is April 7 my birthday and I almost broke the key in the mail box. Almost. We must be kindred spirits!

Have a super great day!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh my R.Blue ohhhh that song..that voice..i am in a trance......(hits wall)...where am I....what is happening....oh Barry......who is Barry......what am I doing.....can't focus.....I'm going to faint....my knees are collapsing (hits wall again)...what is my name...oh Barry


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

LMAO Raven King haha the Blonde fever is catching on. This is for a special someone are you ready for it:

Happy Birthday Mr President(oops wrong song) Raven King

Happy Birthday to you,

You are so sweet and lovely,

Happy Birthday to you.x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0xx0xxx0x0x0x0x0x0xx0x0x0x


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Raven King 7 years ago from Cabin Fever

Thanks! You fabulous Blonde!

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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

It was my pleasure Raven King you rock


C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I'm checking on a vaction schedule for a trip to Brisbane, maybe fall. I will see Toowoomba, and I want you to model see through Egyptian for me please.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

hahaha C.C


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Lisa HW 7 years ago from Massachusetts

Good Hub, blondepoet. (I wonder where I could get one of those Cleopatra "hats" to wear to the supermarket. :) )


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey Lisa HW lol, wear one of those to the supermarket and it's a guaranteed way to end up on the front page of the newspaper. Darn that thing must be so heavy,good way of knocking out one's brains LMAO.Thanks so much for your comments


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Mr Nice 7 years ago from North America

Hi blondepoet! Well, I think you don't need to wear anything. You will look gorgeous in natural dress.....hahaha.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh Mr Nice you are so nice LMAO. Lolololol.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Could you imagine they change the wig and never washed their hair yuckkkkkkk!!! I love the clothing back then but could not imagine, no dentist, or shampoo , conditioner , deodorant etc. I would have died. :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh I know how stinky they were,they also used to put mercury crap on their faces and kill themselves, just to have white skin,and crocodile excrement for mud packs.LMAO. If we were there AE we would have taught them some hygiene lol.Oh did u get the video haha


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

I just had to return here and check out what new fashion will come back alive. Huh what's that? Some new fashion tips? Is there something better than mercury or crocodile crap for better skin?!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I would have loved to have paid dress up in some of the closets of past fashionestas. Very fun hub!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hahah mayhmong let me see some new fashion tips. Well here is the newest fashion trend currently hitting the world market. I expect you will be wearing one soon. Great boost for women with small breasts

http://www.myinterestingfiles.com/2007/10/new-t-sh...

Yes crocodile poop and mercury, too extreme loool, they say woman from the Victorian Age bound their face with a steak at night while sleeping, as it has very rejuvenating properties....just when you try that one haha make sure you are alone at nght.Also HAPPY EASTER TO YOU.XOXOX

Hi SweetiePie firstly I adore your new avatar. I am right with you on dressing up lol. I just adore some of those bygone fashions. Oh it would be amazing. What I like about a lot of the older eras too, is that there is not this stick thin trend which is around now, which is so unrealistic and ugly. Back in those days a woman had real curves and so it should be.Happpppy Easter SweetiePie.


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lafenty 7 years ago from California

Great hub. Very interesting to see how fashion changed over the years. I went to highschool in the 70's and it was hip-hugging bellbottoms, mini skirts and hot pants.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey lafenty that would have been fantastic. Did you enjoy wearing those fashions? I absolutely love the clothes of the 70"s


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

got my own chat room yahoo

http://www.chatmaker.net/chatap/rooms/blondepoet/ if anyone feels like a chat


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

hey BP, did you get my email?


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh yes I got it, am so excited, just got it an hour ago LMAO


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whiteorchids 7 years ago from Tropical Paradise

I will take the disco dress as it is so sexy and adorable too!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi whiteorchids, I totally agree, it is just gorgeous. I wish a lot of my favourites would come back in fashion again, it would be a blast.


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

In 1973 I wore a lavender pinstripe vest and matching bell bottom pants with a ruffled white-and-purple shirt.  I was ahead of my time by about 15 years.  I could have been the artist formerly known as Prince. 


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

Hi Blondie,

thanks for dropping by to say hi. I'm OK but have been busy working on my new experiment, a cluster of medical blogs http://doctorshealthtips.com

I intend to learn from the exercise as well as create jobs.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Haha Tom I would have loved to see that chic combo on you. Indeed with all your talent you could have pushed Prince well and truly off the charts.(em..err...can you sing though that is the question LMAO)

Hi Benson wow it is great to hear from you, it has been awhile, I wish you the very best in all your new projects, I clicked on the link to have a look, wow you must be so busy these days,looks great.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hahaha badcompany99 methink so too LMAO


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jajeisan5892 7 years ago from Los Angeles

hi

nice hub


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hi jajeisan5892 thanks so much for coming by


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh I am blushing ........thankyouuuuuuu


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

You are a vision Blonde!


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

And I must admit...those are a nice pair of double letters.....never mind me folks...I'm just babbling.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks Ashley for stopping by

Aww Randy you are a pretty amazing vision yourself if I do say so...

Haha R.Blue that has gone right over my head. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that it is 3.00am in the morning here. I can't believe I am still up, couldn't sleep. :(


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

I think he means DD.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh my that never occurred to me RB looool...I think I need to employ you as my translator.....it pays well.....lol


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

Didn't you take gutter linguistics in high school Blonde?


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R. Blue 7 years ago from Right here

Now...that Randy Behavior is a genius....had to tell BP what Sin Divine was yesterday.


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girly_girl09 7 years ago from United States

Thoroughly enjoyed this article! Absolutely love fashion history and you really put together a great resource here. Thanks!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Lol what is gutter linguistics RB....

Hey RB I will miss Sin Divine I think she said she was off for the weekend sigh :(

Hey girly_girl09 thanks a million I tried my best :)


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gr8archer45 7 years ago from Pakistan

WOW, amazing hub!I never knew many of the facts you listed above. I can see how much research you conducted for this one. :)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Thanks so much gr8archer45, yes I did do a little homework LMAO


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

Still my favorite Hub of yours, thought I'd comment.

Dresses are swank. And fashion is a guilty pleasure of mine.

G|M

P.S.

Love the loud dress. ;)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

oh thanks so much GM it is my favourite too. This one has received by far the most hits. Damn I would love to wear all of these.xox


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

In truth, me too.

But I'm missing the bust. ;P

xox


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

oh I have plenty that is my pic, above. I will share with you LMAO


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

haha, oh so kind. ;)


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

GM it is my pleasure :)


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compu-smart 7 years ago from London UK

Hi blondepoet!

I popped by because I thought YOU need help deciding which dress to wear!:D nevertheless, I have enjoyed this visit! lots of info which amazed me!

The hipster, disco and mini skirt styles are right up my street!:P

Uma Thurman and gwyneth paltrow's outfits looked very tacky! Not sexy at all!!


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

I really like only catsuits and spacesuits...and scuba suits. lol


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Gidday compu-smart LMAO hope you decided on one for me. I agree with you on those two dresses. Showing too much especially in the way they did goes beyond sexy.

Hi Patty, oh you like scuba suits? Are you into diving yourself?


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

I'm into diving into Hubs. While wearing blondepoets dresses. ;)

BUMP!

G|M


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hahaha GM don't bump too hard or I will have to dial 000


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earnestshub 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Another great hub blondepoet, and lots of good information about fashion in the past. I like the freedom of dress the young ones are in to now. I am looking after my 16 year old at a home party on Saturday night, so will see the kids in their finery.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hey earnest. Fashion is just crazy. So did you like my own dress. The very bottom pic. I thought it would fit well here lol.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France

Great hub and wondeful dresses... which one to choose? One for every day and mood :) How boring would life be without fashion!


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Oh Princessa fashion is just amazing isn't it. It certainly would be a sad sad world without it. Us girls have it much better than the guys I think, so many more choices. Thanks heaps for coming by.x0x


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lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Linkbacked, hope you wub. =)

http://hubpages.com/relationships/genderosity

Your fan and friend,

lxxy


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia Author

Hiya Ixxy how's it hanging? Oh a link shall follow...thanks Ixxy....:)


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mistywild 6 years ago from Houston, TX (Proud Texan)

great hub! thanks for sharing, gald it's 2009 for sure!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hey Misty yes I am glad it is 2009 too where almost anything goes. I don't fancy being strapped into those corsets that's for sure lol.


Joe 6 years ago

Who cares


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hahah Jo yea who cares as long as you feel good in it :)


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Gabriella D'Anton 6 years ago from Los Angeles, Ca

One of the best fashion hubs I read and the pictures are fantastic. Great work, thank you


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh thanks a million Gabriella, wow I feel honoured by your praise


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Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

something tells me you look as good n that hippie dress today as you did when the picture was taken... yum


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh Neil flattery will get you everywhere ROFL. Not sure if I still have that one but there is a lot of slinky numbers in its place. :)


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CooperFlys 6 years ago from Ghostly Savannah,ga

This hub is very interesting, the 70's..love Disco, love the fashion..Craving a new pair of platform shoes..Thanks


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Groovy stuff blondepoet. Loved the 70's gear:)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

hey there CF thanks so much for popping by. Sing out to me when you go to get your platforms I'm coming too. :)

Thanks heaps GL just seen this years fashion forecast and the 80's are coming back all the sequins etc are in again. Woo hoo!!!


logic,commonsense 6 years ago

You beat Gwyneth Paltrow hands down! Your beauty is so much more than the superficial look she exudes!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Aww Logic flattery will get you everywhere. Is your last name Gillette? Because you are the best a man can get.


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Awesome! Simply awesome! LOVED this Hub! So glad to be a fan! You are wonderful! Great photos!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Thank-you so much GmaGoldie and it is a pleasure to meet you.


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

I liked the coordination of how your photos guide you through a bit of both fashion history, and artisic changes in design techniques, use of color, bottice and decollete techniques of dressworking, and done without being too wordy or pretentious for the uninformed fashionista...

My mom spent a brief year or so studying fashion arts and history. I also worked for a dress design company for about a minute, but was actually involved in the making of one of the Miss America gowns that year, doing some computer work for the dress making machines they used. I even modeled for a few years, but mostly art school stuff...

So I am almost an informed expert on the subject.

But still BP don't you know the answer to you article title by now silly - when you don't know what dress to wear.

A hottie like you can only do one thing,

Don't wear anything at all.

Birthday suits are always in style, and

Nobody asks you for ID...smooches.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh wow Blake what amazing history in your family. Gee you are a very intriguing guy may I say. Oh look I am all for the Adam and Eve thing, much cooler in Summer, a little raised arector pili action going on in Winter, but yes what a way to go. Woo hoo!!!


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Woo hoo!!!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Haha Blake I just knew you would agree with me xox


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Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

As I said some time back - any dress you wear is fine with me... love to help you take it off after a long hard day. LOL

Fun to re-visit this hub my friend.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh Neil flattery will get you everywhere LMAO. Oh and I could certainly do with a wardrobe assistant. Lovely to see you again. :)


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RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

I loved this! Women have really put themselves through the wringer in the name of fashion!

My grandmother was a Flapper. My mother was in the generation that saw women begin to wear pants, and slacks on a regular basis, and I was in on the bell bottoms, and granny dresses. I wonder what will be next!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Hi there Run oh yes they certainly did and still do. One minute while I go adjust my corset. Back again lol. Wow your Gran was a flapper how wonderful. Oh as to what is next, I cannot wait to see, nothing would surprise me.


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Personally BP I would love to see you in the Romantic Edwardian Corset, or the 60s miniskirt ensemble. Or out of either one is also an option...whatcha think?

Keep on Hubbing

Blake4d


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Now Blake that conjures up a few ideas up my sleeve as I have both in my bedside drawers. Mmmm now to think where I could use the pictures.....


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Anywhere you like...LOL


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Haha Blake you reckon? I guess being a bold poet I would probably do it too.


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Your Knowledge 6 years ago

Wow BP you look very sexy in that hippie dress indeed. Getting me all hot and bothered here lol.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Oh thanks so much Ru-an here let me fan you with my banana skin home-made resort hand fan. Would you like some strawberries at the same time?


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ruanz3 6 years ago from South Afirca

Haha and ice cream :P Is it just me or are we using HP comments to chat? Or maybe its just me stalking you haha.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Sure I will hand feed you ice-cream too. Stalk away I say. We used to have a chat room link in May's hub we all got on and created havoc but I cannot remember the link. :(


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ruanz3 6 years ago from South Afirca

Yay! Well we can always chat on messenger if you like. Just remember to bring buckets of ice cream in that case lol.


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Chocolate or strawberry ?


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Your Knowledge 6 years ago

I like both ;)


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia Author

Yes so do I. Mmmmm.


FLuNkA 6 years ago

wow NOW THAT is allot comments...


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

$Oh flunka it even took me ages to scroll to the bottom lol.


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@MagicBoy 5 years ago from Qatar

Hey BP, a great post on the development of fashion throughout different eras..great pictures as examples.. have you done some research on them or what..wearing a corset sounds like an awful task I guess..wonder what is your fashion statement though..totally an enjoyable post..kept me smiling all the way through..Cheers..


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

Hi MB, so happy you came by. You know I would wear everyone of these dresses minus the cabbage leaf one, I do prefer spinach leaves, the shade becomes my complexion LMAO. I am happy to make you smile anyday.


janaya 5 years ago

shocking clothes i dont like the disco pants very daggy


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

Hi janaya each to their own I say. You must not forget even though disco pants may appear daggy in our times they rocked in their era.


maxi dresses 5 years ago

Nice collection.70's dress is on my hit list and i want it badly ,i love that disco look with puffy hairs like 70's singers .


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

Hi Maxi oh I adore the 70's too. Maybe we can dress up together,lol, just a thought.


zara james 5 years ago

Absolutely 70's Disco throw-back. Love it dearly


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

Oh zara so do I. Oh so do I lol.


Jax 5 years ago

Although I can appreciate the effort you must have put into this, I would highly recommend you stop using photos from movies and costumes available at shops - most of these are highly inaccurate. The image of Helen from the movie "Troy" is a good example of this - the costumes she wore were nothing like the clothes worn at that time, they were just to make her look like the "most beautiful woman in the world".

Also, as someone who has studied fashion history extensively through University (particularly pertaining to corsetry), I can tell you that the "Romantic Edwardian Corset" you have shown is in fact a modern princess-line corset. There were never corsets that looked like that in the Edwardian Era.


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blondepoet 5 years ago from australia Author

I can appreciate your view point Jax, but this is my interpretation and my style of writing. I have fun pics here as well as pictures from the actual era. My outlook on fashion is more of a fun light hearted look at clothes more than a rigid down the line approach. Thanks for stopping by. :)


George Vreeland Hill 3 years ago

Interesting styles here.

Thank you.

George Vreeland Hill

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