Sunday, May 16, 2010

Here We Go Again!

They're baaaack.

I saw this Dillard's ad today:

Just a few weeks ago, I mentioned the maxi dress of my younger years in the fashion edition of Flashback Friday. And now they're the hot new item this summer. I've lived through the 1970's once already, and that was sufficient, thankyouverymuch!

[In addition to clothing, does that ad mean the language is coming back, too?! Are my kids going to start saying to the max all the time?! (Gag me with a spoon!)]

This style is really an oxymoron. In ads, in the stores, and in Googling, the most common maxi dress involves a halter-top or a strapless style. Without even going into modesty issues, let me just say that here in Texas (where summer temperatures tend to soar past 100 and shatter perfume bottles left in parked cars), when the weather is warm enough to flaunt bare shoulders, one certainly does not want an additional 3-5 yards swirling around the legs! I guess it's a hot new style in more ways than one! (Although I can see one advantage: not having to shave one's legs every day in the summer!)

It must be time to dust off this old song from the 1970's as well! (Note that Anne Murray is wearing a maxi dress!) I inserted a few, er, observations in the lyrics!

When trumpets were mellow
And every gal only had one fellow
(And she didn't sleep with him, either!)
No need to remember when
(I'm still gonna do Flashback Friday!)
'Cause everything old is new again

Get out your white suit, your top hat and tails
(But no white hose or shoes, please!)
Let's go backwards when forward fails
(Some "backwards" should stay that way!)
And movie stars you thought were long dead
Now framed beside your bed.

Don't throw the past away
(My closet's too small to keep it!)
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
(Apparently, so can nightmares!)
When everything old is new again

Once again, the Bible is right:
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 1:9
Solomon should know, since he had 700 wives and 300 concubines!


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Diana Ferguson said...

I'll take capris! Thanks for a great post.

2cats said...

I never did say "gag me with a spoon".
But I think this post was groovy and far out.

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Andrea said...

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Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

sara said...

"not having to shave one's legs every day in the summer!"....I'd say the maxi dress is worth that!!!

Stacey said...

I agree with the not having to shave part, and we really DO NOT need all that extra fabric in Texas during the summer.

Also there is something about coming to terms with my own body weight/size and then choosing to put something on it that is called 'Maxi'.