Having an event coming up has tuned me into current fashion styles. I’m set on wearing my funeral dress (no, it’s not a funeral function – people in my family die in the dead of winter so technically you can go naked if you keep your black coat on). I like to keep an open mind in case I see something with more spring flare to it. (That’s in color, not in ruffles. This girl don’t do ruffles!)
Yikes! No, SUPER YIKES! The prints are eye dazzling (and reminiscent of my Mom’s drapes). Some are ok but some are over the top. Way over the top. Retail store inventory doesn’t look any different from the stretchy clothing I looked at with friends last week.
I like classic. I like colorful but not over the top. The hem has to be closer to my knees than my butt. I like some sort of sleeve (not to cover my floppy arms but because I get cold!). Not a fan of those short jacket-y things unless it’s an integral part of the outfit. No ruffles, no waist pleats (seriously who looks good in those?). Not much to ask for is it?
There are some really beautiful new colors out this year. I love the soft pink. It’s not a girly pink but not exactly the dull blush of old. Everything with this color had other colors that overwhelmed it.
Navy blue is in! Love that color. The thing about navy is that I like to match the shoes to it. My new shoes (yes, I bought them) are black. They are available in a nude blush (makes my tiny feet look like elephant trunks) but I don’t like them as much.
The navy dress wasn’t available in my size. It had pink roses (yep that pretty pink) sprawled all over. Not quite like drapes but….well, it’s a drapes sort of year.
I have this theory. Drapes have gotten simpler in both style and color. Manufacturers needed to sell all that left over busy floral and geometric fabric. They opened their warehouses (and served wine – lots of wine). Poof! Lots of sales.
I blame it on the wine.
Since I’m taking my coat off, I’m back to my funeral dress.