Monday, 8 September 2014

The Latest Fashion Trends

I don’t say, “Tut tut,” when the youngsters walk by
Being tutted at never was sweet,
Like when I wore my mini skirt turned way up high
Psychedelic from Carnaby Street.

These days I prefer wearing comfort than style,
Baggy trousers, some jeans at a push.
I pull on a skirt every once in a while
But it covers far more than my tush.

It’s hard to dress posh when your toes just won’t bend.
Flat trainers don’t show off a dress
Though I see that the youngsters have started a trend.
Comfy shoes can now dress to impress.

Out of all of the fashions that kids wear today
It’s tight leggings that I’d love to try,
But I know if I wore them the youngsters would say,
“Tut, tut,” every time I walk by.

30 comments:

  1. Hahaha I love it. You can get in the best of 2 fashions that (ahem) "some of us" have cast aside. I've taken to wearing the tights with a short skirt....... covers everything and is also warm in the winter.

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    1. I've tried that. Stood in front of the mirror. Not sure it works. Maybe it's the wrong kind of skirt. I will persevere though!!

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  2. Hi Ros .. well done - I do just wish they wouldn't wear hoodies all the time, and then if they'd pull their pants up to cover that crack .. that'd be great ... one day I shall hang to a kid's trouser and pull it down .. they so wish to fall off?!

    But everyone would be tut tutting me ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Oh no! Don't get me started on those trousers that hang round the thighs. How they walk I do not know!! Tut Tut!!

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  3. very clever and absolutely on target. For me, I have no problem purchasing some tops in the men's department - nicer material and covers my belly button. Otherwise it could be scary. You gave me a chuckle. Cheers indeed

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    1. Thanks Joanne. I have looked at the men's tops in M&S and wondered why they don't do tops like that for us women but I never had the nerve to try any on. Don't know why I feel so uncomfortable about it! Maybe I could buy some over the Internet!!

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  4. Well said Ros! I have an added problem in that the extreme heat of summer allows women of a certain age - such as me - to expose more flesh than we would in England. When we manage to return home permanently I shall have to re-educate myself!

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    1. Trust me, Lizy. It won't be a problem when you're back in the UK. You'll be only too pleased to cover up your shivering, goose-pimpled body!

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  5. I'm with you.Comfort is best. As long as I shower, brush my teeth, fix my face and hair, it's all good. Who cares about uncomfortable fashion trends.

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    1. Yes and no, Shelly. If i truly didn't care I guess I wouldn't have written this poem. I'm obviously far too vain for my own good!!

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  6. This was very cute, Rosalind! I agree that comfort always comes first! As soon as I come home, I can't wait to slip into my pajamas.

    Julie

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    1. I always worry about being in pyjamas before 9 pm. I pull on tracksuit trousers in case someone knocks on the door... I can feel a trend here with my replies. It appears that I am too vain!! (see above reply)

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  7. What fun! Good to know someone else puts comfort before fashion! And in verse - thanks for making me smile.

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    1. Glad to make you smile, Jo, as you trip the light fantastic across to Ireland. Enjoy! x

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  8. Made me smile! These days, I definitely put comfort before fashion when it comes to shoes.

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    1. Yes, shoes are a real pain in so many ways.

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  9. Oh yes, comfort first for sure. I remember we used to wear those loon trousers. So tight around the top and upper legs, we could barely breathe and then with very wide flares. That would kill me now! I love your verse, Ros, but you could wear leggings and a short skirt over them. Then no one would tut, I'm sure!

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    1. I can remember wearing those tight jeans, in the days when material had no lycra in it, and having to lie down on the bed to do them up. What a struggle that was!

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    1. Thank you Sarah and welcome to my blog :-)

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  11. Love!! I'm all for comfort too!

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    1. You certainly can't beat a bit of comfort at any age. It's just that the young have other things on their mind that are far more important... or so they think!!

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  12. Comfy is the place to be, for me. Oh, now I rhymed too. Anyhow, I loved your poem and would like to see more of them. It cheered me up and I needed to be cheered, so thank you Rosalind.

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    1. I'm so glad to have been able to cheer you up. In truth, it cheered me up writing it. After this last year of cataloging and researching the local cemetery it felt like a breath of fresh air.

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  13. I am a legging fan, but mainly because they keep me warm when it's colder out ^_^

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  14. Love your poem! I never was much of a fashion plate, but I don't even try to be anymore. Comfort rules supreme.

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  15. Go for it! I wear leggings, and skinny jeans and I am 64. Who cares what the youngsters, or the oldsters think! You do what you want!!

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  16. Love the poem, but... I agree with Carol. Leggings look good on women you'd never expect them to look good on. I always wear them for folk dancing. ~Miriam

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  17. I love this. Very on the mark! :)

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