OK, I'll be the first to admit that I've never been a slave to fashion, but there are a few things about style that I just don't get. Watching Project Runway hasn't helped; in fact, I'm even more confused when I see the models parading down the runway.
First of all, why in the world do designers let the zipper show at the back of a dress? Is it gauche to cover the zipper tracks? Who wants to see a zipper anyway? Not me.
Then, when did women quit wearing hosiery? I know that panty hose are hot and a pain, but my legs are not ready for public display in the buff. Not to mention that not wearing stockings makes your insoles get all messed up. It also leads to stinking shoes. I can see going bare with sandals or flip-flops, but I'll be wearing knee-highs, at least, when I meet my maker!
Along with that is shoe style that I can't stand. When I put on a pair of flats or heels, I want my toe crack covered up. Some people say that a shoe that exposes your toe crack is sexy, but I'm leaving that for people with foot fetishes. Not for me, thank you.
Next is skirt or dress length. I heard one of the designers on Project Runway say that a hemline should never drop below the lowest part of your knee-cap. Really? I'm 66 years old and not too comfortable with a short skirt playing peek-a-boo with my new knee that looks like it has a zipper in it. Plus, a hemline that high would reveal my knee-highs! Or do they even make knee-highs any more? I usually wear slacks, but I do keep a couple of dresses for church or a wedding.
I can acknowledge that plus sizes are getting lots better, but why in the world do they put a cartoon or some abstract design with lots of glitter on a plus size top? I have a T-shirt that has Tweety Bird on it. It was the only character I liked among the others in the collection. WalMart is getting better, but it's pretty heavy handed with glittery stuff.
These are just a few of my bewilderments about fashion. I know you must have them too or even some plausible reason why a toe crack is sexy. Please fill me in.