Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Neo-Punk: Fashion for the 2010s

Any year's fashion will come into the fore for a while, then be remembered in the future with a mild shudder or worse. Consider the padded shoulders look of the Eighties; in which women emulated football players, for some reason. But their ensemble rarely included bright helmets with logos on them. Or some archeological evidence suggests that guys wore buckles on the rears of their pants; presumably with a folk belief that they had gotten their s*** together. Occasionally a tribal elder will wear these old pants while doing the gardening.

Here's the Neo-Punk look of today: featuring such as stressed or holey jeans, Daisy dukes or shorts, slinky looks with yoga pants and tube tops, camisoles, jackets, and sullen looks. A sashay completes the style; not a mosey or a galumph! People who are not au courant with fashion might see this as evidence that the wearer was trying to go one more day before wash day due to not cooking red beans and rice.* Or maybe that the person is an exotic dancer in mufti. 

It did have a positive side: many women trying for this neo-punk look tried serious dieting and exercise.

It is not considered something that you would wear to a church service.

*True Orleanians eat red beans and rice on Monday, wash day. These models are probably not likely to.

Here's buckle-back pants from the 1950's; was this an ironic fashion statement, or just an attempt to keep things together?

Just so zoot suits don't make a comeback.


John Hill said...

I'm happy that men's fashion doesn't take the wild swings that women's fashion does.
As far as petite, fit, young women are concerned, I say wear whatever you want. Chances are you'll look just fine!

Mike said...

Those five models all look like they need a cheeseburger. Of course they would probably just order one and split it.

Grand Crapaud said...

I remember those buckle pants.

Bilbo said...

I don't remember the buckle pants, but I do remember having to wear my shirts buttoned up to the neck when I went to school. This is why, to this day, I don't like wearing a necktie or a closed-collar shirt.

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer said...

#2 looks like fun!