Have you ever noticed how some individuals appear to be stuck in a fashion time warp? I am not condemning this practice, before you tell me off! For some, it is simply that they stopped buying clothes 20 years ago and wear what they have. Others somehow manage to source replicas of a bygone style they either loved or can’t see beyond. In this category I would cite a wardrobe mistress I knew, who wore maxi skirts and high-necked blouses well into the 1980’s. It was a real shock when she gave them up!
But I have noticed another phenomenon. Some people just appear to belong to a different era. There is a chap at work who is a Regency gentlemen. His hair always looks like he stepped out of a period drama, his trousers are virtually breeches, though he thinks they are chinos. His ties are practically cravats. And I don’t believe it is deliberate! Another female colleague has the bearing of an Edwardian lady. She always has short hair and tailored trouser suits, and yet gives the impression of wearing floor-length gowns, bustles and corsets! Another girl is emphatically from the 1930’s: longish floppy skirts, unstructured bohemian jackets, Isadora scarves. Myself? I think I have something 1970’s going on. The long hippy hair, lots of textile textures, embroidery, appliqué, buttons and beads. Wide hemmed trousers over chunky shoes.
What about you? Do you belong to another era?