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Old 07-03-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Shorts at the opera?!?!?!!!!!

*faints dead away*

Which reminds me of a story a friend told me: She was going to see Neil Young at Cincinnati Music Hall, back in the mid-70s. Her mom was a classically trained opera singer who took her kids to the opera, symphony and ballet regularly. So my friend, knowing that her mom always encouraged her to dress well for these artistic performances, shows up at the concert wearing a skirt, nylons, and heels because when you go to Music Hall, that's how you dress!
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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yes was lovely, as people dont make that kind of effort now.. some of the clothes were stunning..just thinking of some of Audrey Hepburns and Doris Days outfits.. as well as Kelly of course who always looked fabulous..
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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I think you can look fabulous and make an effort without the impractical and restrictive aspects of fashion back in the day.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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of course we can, but I even tend to dress down a lot more nowadays , with denims , trainers and very casual..
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I never wear normal sneakers outside of when I am exercising. I ocassionally wear street shoes with a casual outfit, but 95% of the time i wear ballet flats.

If I wear the jeans and sneakers look people think I am 12. I miss seeing people dress up more.

There has been a general loss of appropriateness. A few days ago I saw a young woman in patterned tights, a belt and an Oxford shirt with no pants.

Another time I saw a woman with a t-shirt tucked into sheer panty hose at Starbucks with no skirt or pants or shorts.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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noooooooo Jade your joking... jeez, Ive seen some horrors myself here here in Glasgow , the new things with tights then shorts on top , I wear wedge Geox traners, so their dressy looking. I used to wear heels all the time but not comfy at all now, Im actually more in boots with my denims..
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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it was a movie not real life.
Um -- sorta know that.... having a bit a fun here, love.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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I never wear normal sneakers outside of when I am exercising. I ocassionally wear street shoes with a casual outfit, but 95% of the time i wear ballet flats.

If I wear the jeans and sneakers look people think I am 12. I miss seeing people dress up more.

There has been a general loss of appropriateness. A few days ago I saw a young woman in patterned tights, a belt and an Oxford shirt with no pants.

Another time I saw a woman with a t-shirt tucked into sheer panty hose at Starbucks with no skirt or pants or shorts.
I wear sneakers at work, doing janitorial I need the support.

Outside of work I wear Lands End all weather mocs, Bass sandals....can't wear anything with heels because of my knees.

Keds went through a phase where they made some adorable shoes -- I wore a pair of taupe lace Keds to work at the bank and no one said anything to me. I miss those shoes.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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think I own two pairs of high heels now , but both pairs still new and I tried on one shoe the other day and they felt too small, surely my feet havent grown since last xmas..
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:50 PM
 
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yes was lovely, as people dont make that kind of effort now.. some of the clothes were stunning..just thinking of some of Audrey Hepburns and Doris Days outfits.. as well as Kelly of course who always looked fabulous..
ALso depends on where you live.

when I lived in DUblin and NY people dressed up when I was living in London an Edinburgh, Paris, Vienna, they Really dressed up when they went out or went to work. I live on the West coast in the states and they do notdrees up as much unless your in LA hollywood proper.
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