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Oh My What Dress Will I Wear

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GREAT HISTORY MOMENTS OF WOMAN'S FASHION

'Cleopatra, beautiful and powerful,used the rich indulgence of fashion, well to her advantage.

'Cleopatra, beautiful and powerful,used the rich indulgence of fashion, well to her advantage.

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Better-off people wore wide clothes of white cloth

Better-off people wore wide clothes of white cloth

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Beginning With Cleopatra In 69 BC-30 BC

69 BC-30 BC - CLOTHING WAS ADORNED WITH GEMS AND JEWELS

This evolution of changing fashion starts back in January 69 BC – 30 BC, with Cleopatra,a strong, beautiful woman whose magnetic sexual appeal won many a heart of some great, successful men. She used Ancient Egyptian fashion well to her advantage employing extravagant costumes rich in golds and jewels. In this era, the pharaonic headdress was high amongst Egyptian fashions and was worn often by Cleopatra herself. It has been reportedly said that Cleopatra was indeed quite plain, unlike the sultry beauty queen portrayed in Hollywood movies, but one must take into consideration that "beauty is in the eye of the particular era" of the time.

FASHION FACTS:

. Both men and women Egyptians wore transparent, pleated robes.

. Both men and women wore wigs which they changed every-day.

.The wigs were made from human hair or wool, and on special occasions curly wigs were worn.

. Being wealthy did not mean more jewellery, instead gold was worn with more transparent clothing.

. Slaves generally were naked.

. Sheep's blood was used to colour the lips of Egyptian women.



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1194–1184 BC Troy

1194–1184 BC Troy

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'The Victorian Era'from 1860-1900

'The Victorian Era'from 1860-1900

'The Victorian Age' 1860-1900

THE AGE OF THE INVENTION OF THE SEWING MACHINE 1860

Clothing was becoming more couture design led, and synthetic dyes were now available to produce more intense colours in the fabrics. Dresses were increasingly elaborate with enormous trains on the back of skirts. Indeed the unnatural shape of these extravagant skirts matched with slim bodices, created some very unnatural lines to the female form.

FASHION FACTS

. Loops were used to lift skirts up at the back creating drapery and fullness

. Towards the late 1880's dresses became more slimline, still with the bustle that the rich adored.

. This is perhaps the era where we see the largest quantity of material in any fashion garment.

The slim fitting trained dress with cuirasse bodice fashionable in 1876

The slim fitting trained dress with cuirasse bodice fashionable in 1876

'The straightfront corset'appeared in 1900 to the early 1910s.It was introduced to create the illusion of a slimmer waist by forcing the hips back and bust forward

'The straightfront corset'appeared in 1900 to the early 1910s.It was introduced to create the illusion of a slimmer waist by forcing the hips back and bust forward

Corsets

CORSETS APPEAR AROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY 'YIKES GOES THE WAIST-LINE'.

It was said that by regularly wearing a corset it will achieve a noticeable reduction on the size of the waist. When they first appeared in the fashion world they were made from multiple layers of linen with wooden busks inserted to shape them. It shows the discomforts women have endured, and still do to this day all for the 'sake of fashion .' This certainly was an era for introducing the so called "Hourglass Figure."

FASHION FACTS

. 'Tightlacing ' is a term applied to the art of applying a corset to achieve a reduction of around 2-4 inch in the waist. The wearer must wear the corset day and night to achieve this unnatural waistline. When the reduction finally occurs, the wearer is then fitted with a smaller corset, and the cycle begins all over again.

. Corsets were not just designed for the female species of these times, indeed some men also chose to wear the tight restrictive garment.

. Ethel Granger held the 'smallest waist' record documented in the Guinness Book Of Records up until the late 1990s. Her waist measurement was a frightening 13inches.

. The main purpose of the corset was to emphasise the hips and the bust, by clinching in the waistline as small as humanly possible.

'The Edwardian Corset'

'The Edwardian Corset'

The 'Romantic Edwardian Corset'

The 'Romantic Edwardian Corset'

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'The Flapper Girls' of the roaring 1920s

'The Flapper Girls' of the roaring 1920s

The 1920s Flapper Dress

FLAPPERS DID AWAY WITH CORSETS AND PANTALOOMS AND HENCE APPEARED THE.... 'STEP IN PANTIES'.

'Flappers' was a term employed for the women in the 1920s who cut their hair in short bobs and danced away to a new jazz style music.For so long woman had been purposely emphasising the female form, and yet in this new era, the fashion trends threw all this far into the wind. The new boyish look was now the new rage.

FASHION FACTS

. The woman's body now had a up and down look with the straight up and down dresses they now attired themselves with..

. Bras were actually sold to flatten the bust line not to emphasise it.

. This was a time in history where there was an obvious move away from the showing of the female curves in favour of this new look. Twiggy, Hollywood sensation, was living proof that thinness combined with a flat chest could take you quite far in life. Millions of women copied Twiggy's appearance world-wide.

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1920's The corset was tosses aside as the new age 'Flappers' donned their new boyish look

1920's The corset was tosses aside as the new age 'Flappers' donned their new boyish look

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The Mini Skirt Creates A Scandal In The Mid 1960s

MARY QUANT WITH HER EXPIREMENTATION FOR A SHORTER SKIRT EVENTUALLY RESULTS IN THE FAMOUS 'MINI-SKIRT '.

Who can forget that on 30 October 1965, the sensation Jean Shrimpton caused amongst the general public when she appeared on Derby Day, first day of Australia's Melbourne Cup carnival in a short white shift-style dress. Not to mention she was practically naked, devoid of her hat and her gloves.

FASHION FACTS

. The mini has ever since remained one of the most popular fashion icons in the entire world.

. In 1965 André Courrèges, fashion designer shifted the skirts away from body-hugging to a looser design, that give women more dignity to those who wished to wear it.

. Mini skirts seemed to lose a lot of their popularity in the mid- 1970s and was replaced by a longer skirt.

. It wasn't until the 1980s that the mini once again made it's sexy comeback.

.The mini has since then, also been adapted in a 'micro-mini ,' and almost anything goes now in today's fashion world.


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The 'Mini Skirt' shocked the world in the mid 1960's

The 'Mini Skirt' shocked the world in the mid 1960's

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'Southern Belle'

'Southern Belle'

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'The Retro Hippy' of the 1970s

'The Retro Hippy' of the 1970s

Hippy Fashions In The Late 1960s To 1970s

THE HIPPY MOVEMENT ANOTHER HUGE CHANGE IN THE FASHION WORLD SAW CLOTHES' SHOPPING IN SECOND HAND SHOPS AND FLEA MARKETS EXTREMELY POPULAR.

The Hippy Generation began to challenge gender differences, and brought in a new freedom to express one's self in a less complicated world of fashion. Women wore little or no makeup, while many also adapted the 'No- Bra look', by throwing away their bras.

FASHION FACTS

. Native American jewelry, head scarves, headbands and long beaded necklaces became popular.

. Bright coloured clothing was increasingly popular, and so was making your own garments.

. Some popular choices of clothing included bell-bottom pants, peasant tops, full skirts, retro look garments and tie-dyed garments.

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'The Hippy Look' included brightly coloured clothing and  unusual styles,such as bell-bottom pants

'The Hippy Look' included brightly coloured clothing and unusual styles,such as bell-bottom pants

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The movie 'Saturday Night Fever' created a huge explosion on the disco fever fashion market.

The movie 'Saturday Night Fever' created a huge explosion on the disco fever fashion market.

1970s Disco Fashion

THE DISCO LOOK WAS MEMORABLE BY ITS SHINY CLINGING LYCRA STRETCH DISCO PANTS AND SEXY SPANDEX TOPS.

Saturday Night Fever,had a huge impact on the fashion world, as women worldwide donned their satin flared silver pants with stretch sequin bandeau tops. This was certainly time to adorn the body into a stretch halter jumpsuit and join into the nighttime hot disco action.

FASHION FACTS

. White clothing was also extremely favourable under ultra violet lights at night.

. Dress codes were now employed in nightclubs.

. Often a lot of this shiny, iridescent clothing women were now wearing was in fact, professional dance wear.

. Platform shoes were the perfect accessory for long silver flared pants


Copyright © 2009 D.Murray

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'Disco Fashion' In the seventies. Clothes designed to show off the body and made in materials like figure moulding stretch Lycra were ideal.

'Disco Fashion' In the seventies. Clothes designed to show off the body and made in materials like figure moulding stretch Lycra were ideal.

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A vast majority of 'Disco Wear' was in fact professional dancing gear.

A vast majority of 'Disco Wear' was in fact professional dancing gear.

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WHICH BRINGS US TO OUR CURRENT WORLD OF FASHION, WHICH AS WE KNOW ALMOST "ANYTHING GOES."

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In todays world clothing is made from even edible materials.In this picture 'Cloris Leachman' is attired in a cabbage dress

In todays world clothing is made from even edible materials.In this picture 'Cloris Leachman' is attired in a cabbage dress

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Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

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As requested this is the closest I could find of my Blondepoet hippy dress.Is it bright enough for you? i reckon I outshine Gweneth LMAO

As requested this is the closest I could find of my Blondepoet hippy dress.Is it bright enough for you? i reckon I outshine Gweneth LMAO

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Please Feel Free To Leave Your Comments

George Vreeland Hill on January 18, 2013:

Interesting styles here.

Thank you.

George Vreeland Hill

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 08, 2011:

I can appreciate your view point Jax, but this is my interpretation and my style of writing. I have fun pics here as well as pictures from the actual era. My outlook on fashion is more of a fun light hearted look at clothes more than a rigid down the line approach. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Jax on February 16, 2011:

Although I can appreciate the effort you must have put into this, I would highly recommend you stop using photos from movies and costumes available at shops - most of these are highly inaccurate. The image of Helen from the movie "Troy" is a good example of this - the costumes she wore were nothing like the clothes worn at that time, they were just to make her look like the "most beautiful woman in the world".

Also, as someone who has studied fashion history extensively through University (particularly pertaining to corsetry), I can tell you that the "Romantic Edwardian Corset" you have shown is in fact a modern princess-line corset. There were never corsets that looked like that in the Edwardian Era.

blondepoet (author) from australia on January 16, 2011:

Oh zara so do I. Oh so do I lol.

zara james on January 08, 2011:

Absolutely 70's Disco throw-back. Love it dearly

blondepoet (author) from australia on November 07, 2010:

Hi Maxi oh I adore the 70's too. Maybe we can dress up together,lol, just a thought.

maxi dresses on October 26, 2010:

Nice collection.70's dress is on my hit list and i want it badly ,i love that disco look with puffy hairs like 70's singers .

blondepoet (author) from australia on October 03, 2010:

Hi janaya each to their own I say. You must not forget even though disco pants may appear daggy in our times they rocked in their era.

janaya on October 03, 2010:

shocking clothes i dont like the disco pants very daggy

blondepoet (author) from australia on September 30, 2010:

Hi MB, so happy you came by. You know I would wear everyone of these dresses minus the cabbage leaf one, I do prefer spinach leaves, the shade becomes my complexion LMAO. I am happy to make you smile anyday.

@MagicBoy from Qatar on September 30, 2010:

Hey BP, a great post on the development of fashion throughout different eras..great pictures as examples.. have you done some research on them or what..wearing a corset sounds like an awful task I guess..wonder what is your fashion statement though..totally an enjoyable post..kept me smiling all the way through..Cheers..

blondepoet (author) from australia on September 29, 2010:

$Oh flunka it even took me ages to scroll to the bottom lol.

FLuNkA on September 28, 2010:

wow NOW THAT is allot comments...

blondepoet (author) from australia on August 31, 2010:

Yes so do I. Mmmmm.

Your Knowledge on August 30, 2010:

I like both ;)

blondepoet (author) from australia on August 30, 2010:

Chocolate or strawberry ?

Ru-an from South Afirca on August 28, 2010:

Yay! Well we can always chat on messenger if you like. Just remember to bring buckets of ice cream in that case lol.

blondepoet (author) from australia on August 28, 2010:

Sure I will hand feed you ice-cream too. Stalk away I say. We used to have a chat room link in May's hub we all got on and created havoc but I cannot remember the link. :(

Ru-an from South Afirca on August 27, 2010:

Haha and ice cream :P Is it just me or are we using HP comments to chat? Or maybe its just me stalking you haha.

blondepoet (author) from australia on August 27, 2010:

Oh thanks so much Ru-an here let me fan you with my banana skin home-made resort hand fan. Would you like some strawberries at the same time?

Your Knowledge on August 27, 2010:

Wow BP you look very sexy in that hippie dress indeed. Getting me all hot and bothered here lol.

blondepoet (author) from australia on August 21, 2010:

Haha Blake you reckon? I guess being a bold poet I would probably do it too.

blake4d on August 21, 2010:

Anywhere you like...LOL

blondepoet (author) from australia on August 21, 2010:

Now Blake that conjures up a few ideas up my sleeve as I have both in my bedside drawers. Mmmm now to think where I could use the pictures.....

blake4d on August 21, 2010:

Personally BP I would love to see you in the Romantic Edwardian Corset, or the 60s miniskirt ensemble. Or out of either one is also an option...whatcha think?

Keep on Hubbing

Blake4d

blondepoet (author) from australia on August 09, 2010:

Hi there Run oh yes they certainly did and still do. One minute while I go adjust my corset. Back again lol. Wow your Gran was a flapper how wonderful. Oh as to what is next, I cannot wait to see, nothing would surprise me.

RunAbstract from USA on August 09, 2010:

I loved this! Women have really put themselves through the wringer in the name of fashion!

My grandmother was a Flapper. My mother was in the generation that saw women begin to wear pants, and slacks on a regular basis, and I was in on the bell bottoms, and granny dresses. I wonder what will be next!

blondepoet (author) from australia on May 09, 2010:

Oh Neil flattery will get you everywhere LMAO. Oh and I could certainly do with a wardrobe assistant. Lovely to see you again. :)

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on May 09, 2010:

As I said some time back - any dress you wear is fine with me... love to help you take it off after a long hard day. LOL

Fun to re-visit this hub my friend.

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 04, 2010:

Haha Blake I just knew you would agree with me xox

blake4d on April 02, 2010:

Woo hoo!!!

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 02, 2010:

Oh wow Blake what amazing history in your family. Gee you are a very intriguing guy may I say. Oh look I am all for the Adam and Eve thing, much cooler in Summer, a little raised arector pili action going on in Winter, but yes what a way to go. Woo hoo!!!

blake4d on April 01, 2010:

I liked the coordination of how your photos guide you through a bit of both fashion history, and artisic changes in design techniques, use of color, bottice and decollete techniques of dressworking, and done without being too wordy or pretentious for the uninformed fashionista...

My mom spent a brief year or so studying fashion arts and history. I also worked for a dress design company for about a minute, but was actually involved in the making of one of the Miss America gowns that year, doing some computer work for the dress making machines they used. I even modeled for a few years, but mostly art school stuff...

So I am almost an informed expert on the subject.

But still BP don't you know the answer to you article title by now silly - when you don't know what dress to wear.

A hottie like you can only do one thing,

Don't wear anything at all.

Birthday suits are always in style, and

Nobody asks you for ID...smooches.

blondepoet (author) from australia on February 26, 2010:

Thank-you so much GmaGoldie and it is a pleasure to meet you.

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on February 25, 2010:

Awesome! Simply awesome! LOVED this Hub! So glad to be a fan! You are wonderful! Great photos!

blondepoet (author) from australia on January 02, 2010:

Aww Logic flattery will get you everywhere. Is your last name Gillette? Because you are the best a man can get.

logic,commonsense on January 01, 2010:

You beat Gwyneth Paltrow hands down! Your beauty is so much more than the superficial look she exudes!

blondepoet (author) from australia on January 01, 2010:

hey there CF thanks so much for popping by. Sing out to me when you go to get your platforms I'm coming too. :)

Thanks heaps GL just seen this years fashion forecast and the 80's are coming back all the sequins etc are in again. Woo hoo!!!

Hillary from Atlanta, GA on January 01, 2010:

Groovy stuff blondepoet. Loved the 70's gear:)

CooperFlys from Ghostly Savannah,ga on December 29, 2009:

This hub is very interesting, the 70's..love Disco, love the fashion..Craving a new pair of platform shoes..Thanks

blondepoet (author) from australia on December 20, 2009:

Oh Neil flattery will get you everywhere ROFL. Not sure if I still have that one but there is a lot of slinky numbers in its place. :)

Neil Sperling from Port Dover Ontario Canada on December 20, 2009:

something tells me you look as good n that hippie dress today as you did when the picture was taken... yum

blondepoet (author) from australia on December 03, 2009:

Oh thanks a million Gabriella, wow I feel honoured by your praise

Gabriella D'Anton from Los Angeles, Ca on December 02, 2009:

One of the best fashion hubs I read and the pictures are fantastic. Great work, thank you

blondepoet (author) from australia on November 28, 2009:

Hahah Jo yea who cares as long as you feel good in it :)

Joe on November 13, 2009:

Who cares

blondepoet (author) from australia on November 05, 2009:

Hey Misty yes I am glad it is 2009 too where almost anything goes. I don't fancy being strapped into those corsets that's for sure lol.

mistywild from Houston, TX (Proud Texan) on November 05, 2009:

great hub! thanks for sharing, gald it's 2009 for sure!

blondepoet (author) from australia on May 13, 2009:

Hiya Ixxy how's it hanging? Oh a link shall follow...thanks Ixxy....:)

lxxy from Beneath, Between, Beyond on May 13, 2009:

Linkbacked, hope you wub. =)

https://hubpages.com/relationships/genderosity

Your fan and friend,

lxxy

blondepoet (author) from australia on May 06, 2009:

Oh Princessa fashion is just amazing isn't it. It certainly would be a sad sad world without it. Us girls have it much better than the guys I think, so many more choices. Thanks heaps for coming by.x0x

Wendy Iturrizaga from France on May 06, 2009:

Great hub and wondeful dresses... which one to choose? One for every day and mood :) How boring would life be without fashion!

blondepoet (author) from australia on May 05, 2009:

Hey earnest. Fashion is just crazy. So did you like my own dress. The very bottom pic. I thought it would fit well here lol.

earnestshub from Melbourne Australia on May 05, 2009:

Another great hub blondepoet, and lots of good information about fashion in the past. I like the freedom of dress the young ones are in to now. I am looking after my 16 year old at a home party on Saturday night, so will see the kids in their finery.

blondepoet (author) from australia on May 05, 2009:

Hahaha GM don't bump too hard or I will have to dial 000

GeneriqueMedia from Earth on May 05, 2009:

I'm into diving into Hubs. While wearing blondepoets dresses. ;)

BUMP!

G|M

blondepoet (author) from australia on May 05, 2009:

Gidday compu-smart LMAO hope you decided on one for me. I agree with you on those two dresses. Showing too much especially in the way they did goes beyond sexy.

Hi Patty, oh you like scuba suits? Are you into diving yourself?

Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on May 05, 2009:

I really like only catsuits and spacesuits...and scuba suits. lol

Tony Sky from London UK on May 05, 2009:

Hi blondepoet!

I popped by because I thought YOU need help deciding which dress to wear!:D nevertheless, I have enjoyed this visit! lots of info which amazed me!

The hipster, disco and mini skirt styles are right up my street!:P

Uma Thurman and gwyneth paltrow's outfits looked very tacky! Not sexy at all!!

blondepoet (author) from australia on May 01, 2009:

GM it is my pleasure :)

GeneriqueMedia from Earth on May 01, 2009:

haha, oh so kind. ;)

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 30, 2009:

oh I have plenty that is my pic, above. I will share with you LMAO

GeneriqueMedia from Earth on April 30, 2009:

In truth, me too.

But I'm missing the bust. ;P

xox

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 30, 2009:

oh thanks so much GM it is my favourite too. This one has received by far the most hits. Damn I would love to wear all of these.xox

GeneriqueMedia from Earth on April 30, 2009:

Still my favorite Hub of yours, thought I'd comment.

Dresses are swank. And fashion is a guilty pleasure of mine.

G|M

P.S.

Love the loud dress. ;)

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 26, 2009:

Thanks so much gr8archer45, yes I did do a little homework LMAO

gr8archer45 from Pakistan on April 26, 2009:

WOW, amazing hub!I never knew many of the facts you listed above. I can see how much research you conducted for this one. :)

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 24, 2009:

Lol what is gutter linguistics RB....

Hey RB I will miss Sin Divine I think she said she was off for the weekend sigh :(

Hey girly_girl09 thanks a million I tried my best :)

girly_girl09 on April 24, 2009:

Thoroughly enjoyed this article! Absolutely love fashion history and you really put together a great resource here. Thanks!

R. Blue from Right here on April 24, 2009:

Now...that Randy Behavior is a genius....had to tell BP what Sin Divine was yesterday.

Randy Behavior from Near the Ocean on April 24, 2009:

Didn't you take gutter linguistics in high school Blonde?

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 24, 2009:

Oh my that never occurred to me RB looool...I think I need to employ you as my translator.....it pays well.....lol

Randy Behavior from Near the Ocean on April 24, 2009:

I think he means DD.

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 24, 2009:

Thanks Ashley for stopping by

Aww Randy you are a pretty amazing vision yourself if I do say so...

Haha R.Blue that has gone right over my head. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that it is 3.00am in the morning here. I can't believe I am still up, couldn't sleep. :(

R. Blue from Right here on April 24, 2009:

And I must admit...those are a nice pair of double letters.....never mind me folks...I'm just babbling.

Randy Behavior from Near the Ocean on April 24, 2009:

You are a vision Blonde!

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 23, 2009:

Oh I am blushing ........thankyouuuuuuu

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 21, 2009:

Hi jajeisan5892 thanks so much for coming by

jajeisan5892 from Los Angeles on April 21, 2009:

hi

nice hub

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 16, 2009:

Hahaha badcompany99 methink so too LMAO

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 15, 2009:

Haha Tom I would have loved to see that chic combo on you. Indeed with all your talent you could have pushed Prince well and truly off the charts.(em..err...can you sing though that is the question LMAO)

Hi Benson wow it is great to hear from you, it has been awhile, I wish you the very best in all your new projects, I clicked on the link to have a look, wow you must be so busy these days,looks great.

Benson Yeung from Hong Kong on April 14, 2009:

Hi Blondie,

thanks for dropping by to say hi. I'm OK but have been busy working on my new experiment, a cluster of medical blogs http://doctorshealthtips.com

I intend to learn from the exercise as well as create jobs.

Tom rubenoff from United States on April 14, 2009:

In 1973 I wore a lavender pinstripe vest and matching bell bottom pants with a ruffled white-and-purple shirt.  I was ahead of my time by about 15 years.  I could have been the artist formerly known as Prince. 

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 14, 2009:

Hi whiteorchids, I totally agree, it is just gorgeous. I wish a lot of my favourites would come back in fashion again, it would be a blast.

whiteorchids from Tropical Paradise on April 14, 2009:

I will take the disco dress as it is so sexy and adorable too!

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 14, 2009:

Oh yes I got it, am so excited, just got it an hour ago LMAO

Cindy Vine from Cape Town on April 14, 2009:

hey BP, did you get my email?

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 14, 2009:

got my own chat room yahoo

http://www.chatmaker.net/chatap/rooms/blondepoet/ if anyone feels like a chat

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 12, 2009:

Hey lafenty that would have been fantastic. Did you enjoy wearing those fashions? I absolutely love the clothes of the 70"s

lafenty from California on April 12, 2009:

Great hub. Very interesting to see how fashion changed over the years. I went to highschool in the 70's and it was hip-hugging bellbottoms, mini skirts and hot pants.

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 11, 2009:

Hahah mayhmong let me see some new fashion tips. Well here is the newest fashion trend currently hitting the world market. I expect you will be wearing one soon. Great boost for women with small breasts

http://www.myinterestingfiles.com/2007/10/new-t-sh...

Yes crocodile poop and mercury, too extreme loool, they say woman from the Victorian Age bound their face with a steak at night while sleeping, as it has very rejuvenating properties....just when you try that one haha make sure you are alone at nght.Also HAPPY EASTER TO YOU.XOXOX

Hi SweetiePie firstly I adore your new avatar. I am right with you on dressing up lol. I just adore some of those bygone fashions. Oh it would be amazing. What I like about a lot of the older eras too, is that there is not this stick thin trend which is around now, which is so unrealistic and ugly. Back in those days a woman had real curves and so it should be.Happpppy Easter SweetiePie.

SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on April 11, 2009:

I would have loved to have paid dress up in some of the closets of past fashionestas. Very fun hub!

mayhmong from North Carolina on April 11, 2009:

I just had to return here and check out what new fashion will come back alive. Huh what's that? Some new fashion tips? Is there something better than mercury or crocodile crap for better skin?!

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 10, 2009:

Oh I know how stinky they were,they also used to put mercury crap on their faces and kill themselves, just to have white skin,and crocodile excrement for mud packs.LMAO. If we were there AE we would have taught them some hygiene lol.Oh did u get the video haha

Julianna from SomeWhere Out There on April 09, 2009:

Could you imagine they change the wig and never washed their hair yuckkkkkkk!!! I love the clothing back then but could not imagine, no dentist, or shampoo , conditioner , deodorant etc. I would have died. :)

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 08, 2009:

Oh Mr Nice you are so nice LMAO. Lolololol.

Mr Nice from North America on April 08, 2009:

Hi blondepoet! Well, I think you don't need to wear anything. You will look gorgeous in natural dress.....hahaha.

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 08, 2009:

Hey Lisa HW lol, wear one of those to the supermarket and it's a guaranteed way to end up on the front page of the newspaper. Darn that thing must be so heavy,good way of knocking out one's brains LMAO.Thanks so much for your comments

Lisa HW from Massachusetts on April 08, 2009:

Good Hub, blondepoet. (I wonder where I could get one of those Cleopatra "hats" to wear to the supermarket. :) )

blondepoet (author) from australia on April 07, 2009:

hahaha C.C

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