Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fifties Were Nifty, Except for the Fashions

Last night I had a good laugh. I was going through some old photos I keep in a hatbox, and found some of my 8th grade pictures. The "in" thing to wear in the fifties were poodle skirts and saddle shoes with white socks. I don't have a scanner, so I checked out a website with fifties fashion pictures.  I found one that perfectly represents what we used to wear 55 years ago. In fact, it's identical to one of my outfits, including the color coordinated neck and pony tail scarf with a wide cinch belt. http://www.fiftiesweb.com/ 

It's hard to believe we actually wore clothes like that! Some day, they may even  make a comback. As for me, I'll stick to my comfortable jeans and tee shirts.

10 comments:

lightly said...

OK that's not playing nice.

scan that 8th grade picture and show us.

we all like a good laugh and bob would like the attention off him for a bit.

Pamela Beers. said...

Oh great! Now I have to go out and buy a scanner.

Randy Johnson said...

"I Like Ike"

I hate to pick on Pam, but I second lightly's comment ;)

I digital camera will probably do the trick.

itsmecissy said...

Poodle skirts were just a little before my time but I love them. I did wear saddle shoes though and had a pony tale. In my 8th grade picture I was wearing my hair long and parted down the middle. My dress was one of those A-line things with the BIG zipper down the front. Those were the popular thing then. Remember the stretchy stripped dresses? I had those too.

Great memories!

Pamela Beers. said...

Randy, I have a digital camera for "now" photos. It's the oldy but moldy ones where I need a scanner.

Pamela Beers. said...

itsme, I don't remember the stretchy dresses. Kilts were popular in high school...with a giant safety pin to hold them closed. Could be another blog post.

Those memories are fun.

Randy Johnson said...

I meant if you don't have other needs for a scanner, you can always take a picture of an oldy but moldy photo with your new fandango digital camera with the fancy-dancy Macro setting.

Pamela Beers. said...

Gotcha, Randy. What's a macro setting?

Randy Johnson said...

On many digital cam's the macro would be the dial setting with the little flower symbol on it (for close-ups.)

Pamela Beers. said...

Thanks, Randy. Is that what that flower is!? Well, I'll be dipped in horse pucky.