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Also interesting because before the 60s, there was much more strict societal standards and norms that were adhered to. What you wore to work, what you wore out on the town, when traveling, how we treated and spoke to each other, our homes/decor/haircuts… it was oddly more uniform (and this uniformity during more conservative eras… which also is very 'we are all equal', i.e. a leftist mantra).
originally posted by: InTheLight
a reply to: zosimov
I think because you are middle-aged and I am a senior we forget youth's folly in following fashion and appearance trends. Quite simply, not only can it be fun to experiment with different looks but peer pressure at a young age is quite a driving force.
Recently, I started buying artist's handmade clothing. One blouse I bought had large artistically painted grey flowers with uneven hems and dangling strings with round carved wood circles. When I was heading to the parking lot after work a co-worker came running after me to tell me my blouse's hem had come loose. I told her it was suppose to look like that because it was an art piece. She just blinked and said nothing. Non-conformity breeds speechlessness, I guess.