I bought the above dress from All Saints about two months ago and have yet to wear it. Being the age that I am ( !!!! ) and loving fashion for all of my life from about the age of 16, I have worn it all before !!
Biba, in South Kensington, was my second home and, my friend's and I spent hours and hours in there, trying clothes on, testing out the make-up and lounging on the 1920's leather settees, watching the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Twiggy etc, browsing and buying the great clothes that were sold there ( at a very reasonable price, may I add !! ) I still have a few of the clothes that I bought in Biba and, last year, one of my jackets ( the exact one ) was on The Antiques Road Show (...groan !!!!! ) and they said it was worth £800 !!!!
As you can see from the above page from a Biba catalogue, we are now wearing very similar clothes !! I think that's why I'm having trouble, wearing the maxi second time around !!
I have worn mini, midi, maxi , every which length.....you name it, I've worn it and, have just bought some palazzo trousers which are exactly the same as a pair I had in the late '60's. I have somehow managed to wear those.
I could have bought my dress in white but, I always feel that I should be selling ice-cream when I wear white !!
SO, the big question is..........Am I living in my own past and am now too old to wear it ?????
AND, are all of you wearing maxi dresses on a daily basis or do you feel as if you are going to a wedding when you wear them ????
Answers on a postcard please..........or in a comment.....whatever's quickest !!
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