This Day That Age – Fashion Evolution

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I have said this before about fashion and I will say it again. Nothing ever really goes out of vogue forever. Things go into the darkness for a while, find new bells and whistles, and come back for another stint on the runway and in the limelight. This is true about most trends, but it is truest of the maxi dress.

I mean, do we all realize that maxi dresses, in one form or another, have been around for over 2500 years??!! This struck me while I was visiting the Acropolis museum in Greece and then again in the National Archaeological museum. Take a look at the photos below:

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On the left is the statue of a Greek woman from about 700 BC, and on the right you see a 2017 AD image of me. πŸ˜€ Do you see how similar the outfits are? Unknown lady on the left is wearing what was then called a chiton, a simple tunic garment of light linen. A belt was usually used to secure the waist or take care of any excess fabric. Me, I have used a belt to give definition to my waist. We have had the same concerns since about 1000 BC guys – food, shelter, love and how to define the waist or add color to our lips. πŸ˜›

The method of procuring these clothes, however, is what has changed in these thousands of years. The lady on the left was a true master of all trades – she probably cooked, took care of household accounts, watched the children and saw to their education, plus made incredible clothes for herself and her family. This statue is white today, but originally, it was painted in bright colors, indicating the colorful clothes and shiny ornaments that the women of that day and age wore.

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Land’s End – Cape Matapan, Greece

In contrast, me – I just sit in front of a computer all day long, write random articles like this, speak to people over the phone and get called an entrepreneur. When I want clothes, I sit in front of said computer, click a button, and voila – it comes to my house. Clearly, the unsung statue lady deserves many more accolades than I do, but, such is life. πŸ˜›

Anyway, here are the outfit details.

Dress: Accessoryville (Site no longer exists, unfortunately, but if you want a similar dress that is also affordable, send me a message. )

Shoes: Koovs

Bracelet: Pantaloons

Watch: Calvin Klein

Makeup: Eye pencil, Lipstick and Blush from Maybelline, Compact from Color Bar and Mascara from L’Oreal.

I am a huge fan of maxi dresses and have several in my closet. I wear them to flights, to lunches, to dinner and even to the movies. Do you have a favorite outfit  that you think is stylish and yet, comfortable enough to wear all day long?

PS: This is why I have always loved history. Seen from the right perspective, it gives unparalleled insights into human behavior, reveals patterns that have persisted through the ages and sometimes, helps us predict how certain situations might play out. OK, I will stop now! But last word, history is extremely exciting! There, that is really it. πŸ™‚

 

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