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View Poll Results: Which decade?
00s/10s 5 5.62%
90s 3 3.37%
80s 3 3.37%
70s 8 8.99%
60s 9 10.11%
50s 23 25.84%
40s 18 20.22%
30s 4 4.49%
20s 7 7.87%
10s 4 4.49%
00s or before 5 5.62%
Voters: 89. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-19-2013, 05:11 PM
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I liked the period of Dynasty and the first Charlie's Angels. Clothes were free flowing and made everybody look good. I said that was the 80's but I am not sure about that. I believe I am right though. My children were in high school and college during that time. Wish we had something that pretty to put on now.

I buy Bob Mackie's every chance I get even now. No short shirts and writing on the skin for me, thank you. Class is the word for that time.

On the last awards show I saw this "lady" who had on the most beautiful dress but the skin art absolutely ruined her look. Why do people do that to their bodies?

I found the fifties as pretty enough but clothes were so uncomfortable then.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:17 PM
 
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For sheer sexuality you can't beat the forties, IMO. The hair, the red lips, the figure exaggerating clothes, the long white gloves all added up to 'in your face' femininity.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I liked the period of Dynasty and the first Charlie's Angels. Clothes were free flowing and made everybody look good. I said that was the 80's but I am not sure about that. I believe I am right though. My children were in high school and college during that time. Wish we had something that pretty to put on now.

I buy Bob Mackie's every chance I get even now. No short shirts and writing on the skin for me, thank you. Class is the word for that time.

On the last awards show I saw this "lady" who had on the most beautiful dress but the skin art absolutely ruined her look. Why do people do that to their bodies?

I found the fifties as pretty enough but clothes were so uncomfortable then.
Because we don't all have the same idea of what is beautiful. Thank goodness! For example, I personally find Bob Mackie's designs to be garish and unattractive, but that's the beauty of different tastes.

Personally I prefer tattoos to heavy make up ANY day. I find them beautiful, and realize many people do not, but that's okay too.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Because we don't all have the same idea of what is beautiful. Thank goodness! For example, I personally find Bob Mackie's designs to be garish and unattractive, but that's the beauty of different tastes.

Personally I prefer tattoos to heavy make up ANY day. I find them beautiful, and realize many people do not, but that's okay too.
And I don't like Bob Mackie or tattoos! But if other people do, it's no skin off my nose.

That's what makes the world go round.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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I, too love the dresses from the Victorian & Edwardian eras. They are so feminine and gorgeous, I also love the hairstyles, jewelery, millinery, fans, gloves & parasols.

My hairstyle (since the late 80's has been a modified 40's roll ( more reigned in than a full Gibson Girl!). While I do love the style, the style is dictated by my very thick, curly hair (think the 80's & 90's with mousse & hairspray - ugh).

It is a good thing that my Hubby likes quirky!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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I like some medieval gown shapes - the flowing fabrics that don't hug tightly to the body, but are tapered to suggest the curves.

I also like renaissance/elizabethan styles, with the ribcage-compressing corsets, and stiff, unyielding fabrics, but not too much butt-bustling. I don't like the high Elizabethan cowling around the neck collar, though.

In short, I really love styles that -cover- the body, but flatter the -shape- of the body, all at the same time.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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The fashions of the 1920s are absolutely the most stylish to me.
Shapeless and does nothing for the female form. I'd put the 20s at the bottom of the list.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Hellimore, MD
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I vote for 40s and 50s. I love the retro old-Hollywood pinup-girl look: Bettie Page, Dorothy Dandridge, Clara Bow, Marilyn of course, Rita Hayworth, etc. I see this style slowly starting to resurface with Dita Von Teese, and with the new TV show Mad Men.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:15 PM
 
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Shapeless and does nothing for the female form. I'd put the 20s at the bottom of the list.
This was an era when SMALL breasts were fashionable .
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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I like the 40s for the curve hugging fashions expertly tailored. It brought out the powerful strong aspect of femininity.

I like the 50s because this era was in the vanguard of traditional femininity and this showed up in the fashions that were worn. The lace, the cashmere, the strapless dresses, the cool creamy pastels..the vibrant greens, reds, and blues. A feminine woman who was highly skilled in the art of looking alluring, the typical male didn't stand a chance!
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