A recent, unsuccessful escapade in search of a pair of decent bunny slippers had me thinking a lot about forgotten fashion. What items at one point were so ubiquitous they have become iconic? Easily suggested to viewers with a few brush strokes in comic? Something so familiar it feels like we should have at one time owned these things, but may never actually seen them in a shop?
I predict the middy will soon have a revival. Based on the popularity the last two years of the Peter Pan collar, it's time to bring another childhood favorite collar back to womenswear. I was unable to find any current designs featuring a middy collar, but it's only a matter of time.
Something that won't make a comeback: the stirrup pant. I never understood these, though I distinctly remember owning a pair in kindergarten.
And finally, the muff (faux fur of course!) Super classy, but rarely seen, yet still iconic.
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