|Jacket : Lane Bryant
Lace Topped Sweater: Lane Bryant
Belt: Vintage Chico’s
Tights: Lane Bryant
In my recent closet purge, I discovered several nostalgic wardrobe pieces and items that reminded me of the past. Therefore, this week, I tip my hat to the past and go on a quest to see if these items still work or if maybe they need to stay in the dusty ancient historical records.
Back in the 1970s, fishnet hosiery was entering its second decade on the fashion scene. This trend mostly came out of the Beatles/British era and that is where the look attracted my attention as I began college. My mother hated them and was not shy about telling me that I looked like a street walker in them. But with mini-skirts, boots, and fish nets….a girl just couldn’t go wrong!!
Though not fish nets, these tights reminded me of them….so they are my first fashion reflection. I haven’t worn a patterned tight in several years and I really enjoyed wearing them today!!
In our present day world, fish nets have gained a new, clean reputation. According to an article from Yahoo….”In 2000, fishnet lost a bit of its alternativeness, and became, according to Deborah Boria, an “acceptable, sophisticated choice for leg wear.” Boria is executive director of merchandising and design at Sara Lee Hosiery, which holds licenses for DKNY and Donna Karan hosiery lines. More women began wearing fishnet hose to work, wearing them under knee length skirts”
|Bracelet and Earrings: Stein Mart|
JUST A NOTE: For all of you who like thrifting, today’s skirt was $3.00 at Goodwill!