Fashion faux pas (part 2)

15 Jan

It must have been de late 1960’s, my 8th or 9th birthday. I got some great clothes and accessories…, a hot pants outfit, a golden-colored belt with a butterfly buckle and antique-pink over-the-knee socks.

Ofcourse I wanted to wear this new, hip outfit to school and I left home feeling  fabulous. But at school I was called to the headmasters office and told, I was only allowed to wear the hot pants that day, because it was my birthday. In those days it was considered to be indecent to wear something so short and showing so much leg!!! I was so disappointed and offended, because they didn’t appreciate ‘high (my) fashion’….

Nowadays I can smile about this event ,specially because (as you can see in the picture above) I have really heavy legs and the antique-pink over-the-knee socks must have looked horrible on me. The elastic on top was so tight, it made my legs look like sausages and with my skin color (which has a lot of redness) the antique pink color was a no-go combination, hi, hi…

One Response to “Fashion faux pas (part 2)”

  1. Ellen Hoste 15 January 2012 at 13:45 #

    Wat een prachtige schoentjes!

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