People dress(ed) better...

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People dress(ed) better...

Falsepast Falsepast
Now or dressed better in the past?

Edit THIS WAS MEANT TO BE IN SOCIAL T_T FAIL.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
past(1995-)
27  (66%)
now (1996+)
9  (22%)
other (?)
5  (12%)
Total votes: 41
Poll is closed
03/22/2012
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ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I love 1960s style! Like Mad Men...although I'm much more comfortable in today's modern day clothing
03/22/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I think people certainly had more formal clothes, although fewer clothes total than we have now. People also took formal occasions seriously. When I was a kid, people would never have shown up at a holiday party in jeans etc. But, a lot of people do now.

I remember going to church with a hat or little circle of lace on my head, (with the bobby pin that would puncture my skull all during Mass) and white gloves, a dress, tights and dress shoes. At Girl Scouts, we had a full Dress Uniform, with tie, socks or matching tights, GS buttons, sash and pins and badges, hat or beanie, white gloves, all of it. When my kids were in GS, most of the kids didn't even have a sash or vest, not to mention a full Dress Uniform.

I think people are a lot less formal now. My youngest one is in a play at school and part of her costume calls for dress shoes. I realized she doesn't even have any dress shoes. I always had "school clothes" "church clothes" and "play clothes" when I was a kid. And G*d help you if you wore the wrong kind of clothes to an event.

Although it reflects some more relaxed attitudes, I do like the way people dressed in the past (the 80s not withstanding. UG, ugly clothes back then.)
03/22/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
Pre-1995 has a whole lot more room than post-1996...just saying

While I think the argument could be made that formal dress was more prevalent and important in earlier years I would be hard pressed to actually say one particular era, or even decade, was the best dressed of them all. One of the real advantages to modern style and fashion is that we have a great deal more access to both the history of fashion and to rapid production. So we can essentially dress to match whatever style we want.

So I'm going post-1996 just on the basis of freedom of choice and ability to emulate and build on past styles (something that someone in say 1930 would not have had the same ability to do).
03/22/2012
underHim underHim
I am always a little appaled when we go out shopping and I see what some people wear. Granted I am usually wearing jeans and a tshirt or sweater, but they are always clean and neat.
03/22/2012
Badass Badass
I like what we wear these days... except those super tight leggings. eeek!
03/22/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
In the past, 1950's and 60's style was gorgeous! Though I am guilty of loving a few more modern fashion trends like the lolita style from Japan.
Not too sure if that counts as modern though since it's based on Victorian era and Rococo fashions.
03/22/2012
Beck Beck
I can't stand the clothes that out available now. I can't find anything I like to wear. Even shoes have changed. I hate super tight pants that I can see your camel toe, that is not sexy. Your ass is eating your pants! I can't stand tight shirts and ruffles, bows, chains, cleavage exposure, and much more. I can't wear that and it is not the flattering on many figures. I really dislike mens clothing were everything is 10 miles too big for them, including hats? Really, how can you every walk, let alone function in everyday life? I just was a pair of jeans that are relaxed fitting and not tight around my ankles and a T shirt.
03/22/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
Can't I just pick and choose between now and then? I like what I like and time has nothing to do with it!
03/22/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
I miss the times when fashion was polished and tailored. I'm liking the country vintage look that's going around now, but can't figure out how the 80's have resurfaced.
03/22/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I don't really think one is better than the other, just different. There's lots of vintage pinup girl clothes I like, but I'm just as happy in jeans and a graphic T-shirt. I don't like all the low ridding, baggy pants some guys wear now, but I appreciate that there's the freedom to wear whatever you want.
03/22/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
Rich people always dress "better" I think the only reason it would seem that "we" dressed better in the past is that the poor and middle class don't make history or interesting TV, but we get to see all social classes since we happen to be alive currently and do not (presumably) live in soap operas. I think fashion is about the same.
03/22/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
I like what we wear these days... except those super tight leggings. eeek!
Oh god, I just might change my vote if I could; you just reminded me of Jeggings. #_#
03/22/2012
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I think people certainly had more formal clothes, although fewer clothes total than we have now. People also took formal occasions seriously. When I was a kid, people would never have shown up at a holiday party in jeans etc. But, a lot of people do ...
Yeah, try getting away with that pretty church dress for school!! BIG trouble!! This was how I was raised as well. I think that due to the lack of excess clothing people were more careful about their purchases.
03/22/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
Whats with you guys talking about the 50s & 60s?
Its ALL about the 40s!
03/23/2012
Kithara Kithara
Different eras each have their own awesome and terrible styles. I will say I am not a fan of the popular idea of women's shorts right now. I like my legs to be at least covered to mid-thigh, thank you.
03/23/2012
Various Various
I love fashion from the 50s!
03/23/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I like the fashion in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Classy...
03/23/2012
GONE! GONE!
Definitely the past.
03/23/2012
Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by Falsepast
Now or dressed better in the past?

Edit THIS WAS MEANT TO BE IN SOCIAL T_T FAIL.
Past
03/23/2012
plaidvulva plaidvulva
I like modern fashion far more than those of the past.
03/23/2012
Total posts: 21
Unique posters: 19