Thursday 23 May 2019

Trad Fashion

I was aimlessly scrolling through Pinterest, wishing I had the guts to wear repro Victorian dresses to Mass (bustle and all), when I remembered a very funny anecdote a friend told me about a most unexpected reaction to her trad Catholic outfit which I suspect involved running shoes, leggings, maxi skirt, maxi shirt and a puffa vest. In short, the onlooker involved honestly thought my friend was mental.

At the moment I have almost no clothing because The Closet is NOT All Mine, I work from home, and I am in the process of repairing the damage done to my figure by sitting in front of a computer for the better part of two years. Two more inches off my waist, and I can have a new skirt. Yay!

In preparation for that happy day, I am thinking that the way to go is either full-on, reproduction Edwardian or crisp T-shirts with maxi-skirt, sandals (or, if T-shirt replaced by a lacy blouse, buttoned boots) and a snazzy belt.

Naturally I still have the Indestructible Blue Denim Maxi-skirt of Abject Traddery for hiking, gardening and such housework I am not doing in my gym clothes. But really I look like heck on earth  lately.


  1. There seems to be an early nineties vibe going on lately, teenagers dressing how I dressed back when I didn't appreciate the bonny figure I sported. Tshirts, belts and maxi skirts sounds about right. I quite liked this chap's take on things, our health service sent his video as part of a workplace 10,000 steps challenge.