One of our favorite things about Halloween (other than the awesome decorations, and a perfectly good excuse to pig out on chocolate) is that all our favorite thrift stores save up all their vintage fashions all year long, to put out now. It becomes a most amusing trip through the horrendous taste of years gone by. So without further ado, we would like to share some of the low lights with you!!!
Usually, our first reaction to many of the clothes is pity for the poor wearer. This one really deserves a genuine hand-written sympathy card.
You know, there is just no good that can come of polyester, and this next entry is no exception.
Then there are the “wannabes”, the sad knockoffs of fashion that was OK. Take this Gunne Sax imposter. Remember those pseudo-Victorian numbers by Jessica McClintock in the late 70’s? Well, this ain’t one.
Just in case the giant blue flowered dress was not enough for you, we have one in another color that gives the same effect.
Lest you think all vintage fashion is horrible, we wanted to leave you with a couple of them to make you smile. This next one is perfect for Halloween in black and orange, well a little more towards peach, but you gotta admit, it’s a heck of a dress.
It was beautifully made. The skirt was full, and would have had a petticoat under it to make it stand out. I am sure she was surrounded by handsome men while wearing this!! Clothes like this make me yearn for the past, when you had occasions to wear such things.
And last, our favorite of the batch.
Is this fun or what? Screaming 60s fabric, print and pattern, and then the icing on the cake? Pompons!!! It was about a size 4, but if it had fit either of us, it would have come home with us. I don’t know where we would have worn it, but maybe we would have looked chic at the local grocery store. Probably would have scared the neighborhood children with it, but we would have been having fun while doing it.
With apologies to all those who lived through these fashions (We did too!) we’ll sign off for now.
Wait, Wait, we have a last minute entry. We found this one last week, and there was no way we would make our loyal readers do without seeing it.
There is a reason this was hanging with the Halloween costumes. You could easily use it to terrify entire groups of trick or treaters into never coming hear your house again. If you don’t believe me, look at the closeup.