A question about clothing

@SomeCowgirl (32273)
United States
February 23, 2009 7:40pm CST
I recently responded to a discussion about clothing and if one needs the newest fashion, and that discussion got me to thinking about my own discussion. Does the things that you were forced to wear as a child and young adult, reflect what you now buy on your own? When I was younger I remember being forced to wear dresses, or jeans that were to loose. I suppose that I have to admit my grandmother was the one purchasing the clothing for me and therefore I can understand how no grandmother would want her grandchildren to wear something that would reveal or be provocative in any way. Well once I could buy my own clothing I started buying things that were tighter as they were comfortable and will admit that I even started dressing a little trashy. I guess that was peer pressure, and I don't do that anymore. I enjoy clothes that fit, and that do not reveal anything. So what's your preference? Do you think that what you were forced to wear as a kid has influenced what you now buy as an adult?
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
21 May 09
This is another good discussion baby and I am sure that a lot of people have opinions when it comes to clothes and fashion,I am sure that some people think they have to have the newest fashion or they are not happy,and then I am sure there are some people who will wear the same clothes for as long as they still fit or until they get holes in them,and I am sure there are some people who still buy clothes like they were forced to wear as a kid,and then I am sure there are people who do not wear the same clothes they were forced to wear as a kid,when I was a kid I remember being forced to wear sweaters and stuff like that to go to church in,and for getting my pictures taken,other then that I wore jeans and t-shirts because my parents let me wear what I wanted,they even let me wear Jnco's when I was going through one of my stages,and now I would say I still wear clothes like I did when I was a kid,I wear jeans and t-shirts,and I wear nice clothes for church,or special occasions,I love you with all my heart and soul,have a great day,good luck with all your mylotting goals,and Happy Posting.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
22 May 09
I know that growing up when I was younger I was forced to wear some things I didn't want to wear but for the most part it was for special occasions. I think there was an outfit I wasn't particularly fond of growing up but I was very young and not able to say "I don't wanna wear it!" well I could but it's not like it'd get me anywhere. I appreciate the response! I love you with all of my heart and soul.
@bunnybon7 (31069)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Feb 09
well i sure do. when i was young it was during the 50's i was a child and my teens were in the 60's. my mom forced me to wear dresses because all little girls wore dresses at school and you werent allowed to wear jeans to school. but mom made me wear them at home also. i hated dresses. then when i went to live with dad he let me wear what i wanted but in early 60's they were wearing stretch pants. very tight that fit snuggly enough to see everything almost they even wrapped around your feet under the shoes! anyway finally i got to wear tight jeans, pants, etc. even tho dad complained... i could do it. i dont think i've been in a dress many times since except for very special occassions
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I remember that when I was younger I was forced to wear things that were considered bell bottoms, and I was teased at school but I didn't really care. I guess I did start to care. I've worn pants that had like a loop that your feet go through and rest where the middle of your foot is, this is when I was younger. I've also worn jommers that go way down into my shoe! lol, well I appreciate the response.
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• United States
24 Feb 09
This is definately an interesting discussion. I would have to say that I don't recall being "forced" to wear things really other then not wearing 'brand name' clothing if that makes sense. I was pretty eccentric in high school and my mom sort of just let me because I was a good student. Though, now that I'm older I've noticed she comments more about what I wear then she did as a kid. She feels that as a teacher I have a certain persona to maintain, and I don't feel my clothing has anything to do with my teaching ability. I'm an odd one though lol, I wear Victorian style dresses/skirts, clothing from India such as Sarees and Salwar Kameezes. I love older time periods and wear my Renn Fest costume quite a bit throughout the year. It's a corset undertop, and skits, very Viking perfect. I just ordered my Victorian prairie boots yesterday. I have given up wearing modern pants myself because they are just too darned uncomfortable for me. I don't like the way they rub on the inside of the legs, creep up in areas you don't want them to, etc. It's one reason I like the Salwars because of their roomieness even for a pant. Cool dicussion! Anora
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I know what you mean about the not wearing name brand clothing. I didn't wear very much brand name clothing myself as we just couldn't afford it and there was no use in buying something that you can find at Wal*Mart for cheaper. The wear and tear on most things are the same except for maybe more eccentric clothing like you have described you wear now. I have heard of a few of those things and admire your taste for more vintage.
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@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
26 May 09
Hi there Cowgirl. Well i am a man, so this applies less to me, but i guess i could mention that it have been influenced in a small matter. The thing is that i never liked baggy, trashy jeans for example, but then i never wore them. I don't like to tight close either, i guess i like the ones that fit.