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Loosen Up, Fashion World!

Loretta LaRoche
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Jun 28, 2011 at 02:45 AM 0 comments

Whenever I see a movie that takes place in the Greek or Roman era, I am stimulated to think about why the fashion of those times didn’t last. Togas, caftans and other loose and flowing garments were very much a part of the culture. Both men and women wore loincloths similar to Tarzan’s. Imagine life without wedgies!

Fashion has definitely changed, but I don’t think for the better. Most of what we wear is constricting and made so that the focus is on what we look like rather than what we feel like. Underwear is often uncomfortable, especially bras that have an underwire. I don’t know how many times I’ve taken a bra off and seen what looks like track marks under my breasts.

Why does getting older mean feeling claustrophobic in my clothes? Perhaps that’s why my mother, who was a fashion plate in her youth, ended up wearing boxy trousers, loose t-shirts and shoes that looked like they belonged to a Hobbit. In retrospect I realize that she finally said, “The hell with how I look. I need to feel the freedom of loose clothing.” Eventually she didn’t even wear a bra, which I thought was appalling, especially when she went out in public. I thought, What if people notice? Now I think, Who cares! Are there bra police who report you for going braless?

I watch some women strutting their stuff in their tight blue jeans, little tops and heels that are 6 inches high and I think, Thank God, it’s not me! Oh I have moments of nostalgia when I poured myself into some of my hot little outfits. However, those are distant memories. I now enjoy roomier clothing. Even with my newfound freedom, I still love steeping myself in the joys of disrobing. Nothing feels as good as taking everything off and slipping on a nice nightgown, robe and slippers. It feels like every part of my body sighs with relief and gratitude that at last it has permission to let everything “just hang out.”

Lighten Up Your Week:

Loosen up and just hang out!

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