Thursday, 30 June 2016

A fashion post



While out shopping with my daughter, we found this. Now like the Chinese painted quail, this begs several questions, the main one being, WHY? What are the appendages for, exactly? (Access is from the inside.)

Here are some suggestions:

1. Long, droopy boobs (obviously). Being wool, they would be kept nice and warm, but retain their characteristic droop.

2. To keep a spare pair of socks. One in each pocket.

3. Newborn twins (though they might suffocate).

4. Your packed lunch.

5. Kittens. People like kittens.

6. In fact anything else you want to keep about your person.

So it (they) could be useful. But attractive? Well, judge for yourself. And guess what. It was in the sale, so the buying public do have some sense. Phew.

(Any ideas/suggestions welcome. I really am bewildered.)

22 comments:

  1. Re 4 why would you want to hoard my packed lunch? I have to admit that I've never seen anything like it and, hopefully, never will again.

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    1. Just carrying it for you, Graham. Keeping it warm.

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  2. My brain refuses to acknowledge the existence of such an utterly horrid piece of clothing. Actually, it's not clothing, it's punishment - looks like something a delinquent or "indecent" woman would have been made to wear in medieval times to be then led around the village to the villagers' amusement.

    Anyway... the little bit we can see from the top you're wearing looks very nice, Frances!

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    1. Meike, I would genuinely love to know what was in the mind of the designer at the time. Truly weird.

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  3. Doesn't it come with instructions?
    I think it is a boob tube for the mature lady.

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  4. Sorry, not a clue, it is horrid! It is obviously a quite large store you are in…they should have know better.

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    1. Frances, it was Selfridges, no less!

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  5. Maternity comes to mind. Discreet breast feeding maybe? It's horrid!

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    1. I'd go along with horrid, Maggie. It's actually even worse than in the picture.

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  6. Hideous - can't help wondering what it looks like when worn - but I couldn't possibly ask you to go back and model it. Could I?

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    1. No, Lindsay. I'm afraid not. Even I have my limits!

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  7. I'm happy to go with kittens, Wendy!

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  8. Yuk! Maybe it's to hide said droopy boobs, as in lying over the top of them?

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    1. Hm. I'm not sure that would work, Rosemary!

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  9. Perhaps... No, sorry. My mind simply refuses to come up with any idea at all! :O

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    1. DT I do wonder whether they sold any at all, and if so, WHY?

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  10. Whatever it's for, I hope the designer has now retired.

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