Week 24: Clothes-What types of clothes did you wear as a child? What was 'in fashion' and did your style compare?
Sunday dresses were different from my school dresses. I remember getting Cinderella dresses for Easter and then wearing that to church on Sunday. We had church shoes and school shoes. We didn't wear our black or white patent leather shoes to school. We wore school shoes and had to take a pair of tennis shoes for gym class.
In the summer I remember wearing pedal pushers or shorts. The collar and trim on the shirt usually matched the bottoms. White bobby socks and tennis shoes were the norm. These were considered our play clothes. Winter play clothes consisted of knit pants, no jeans at that time for girls, and cotton button down blouses, or knit turtlenecks.
I remember the first time I wore pants to school. I was sure I was going to be sent home. It was eighth grade picture day, 1971. Pant suits were in vogue and I had a very nice purple pant suit. It was a knit two piece. The belted top came down to upper thigh length. It had gold buttons on the shoulder. The bell bottomed pants matched the top exactly in color and material. I wanted to have my picture taken in that. So, I broke the rules and wore it for picture day. I worried all day that someone was going to say something, but no one did. I remember wanting wire-rimmed glasses so bad, but my mom said "No, only hippies wear wire rimmed glasses!" It wasn't long after that I got contacts!