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#1 Navy Blue

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:03 PM

The favourite snacks thread got me thinking about my most loved items of clothing growing up.

The suede jacket from my dad's closet is up there, as well as a gorgeous embroidered top from my mum - both circa 1960's.

Also, there was a jacket that all the senior kids were wearing in high school, it was black with white leather like sleeves that I lusted after for years. Might have been Stussy?

I also did the floral skirt paired with a plain cropped tee and doc martens regularly.

What was/is your favourite clothing item? From childhood or now.

#2 Apageintime

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:07 PM

I had a knitted horse jumper when I was about 4ish.

No item of clothing has ever come close to it. It had pom poms on the sleeves and everything.

#3 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

I can’t remember a single item of clothing I wore that I really loved.  We couldn’t really afford anything fashionable. So I just wore jeans and a jumper all the time. Still do. My parents bought me a rip-curl jumper from a factory outlet once. I wore that all the time.

I remember going to buy a really nice brown jumper for myself from my savings, only to have my eftpos card get rejected at the register. I then had to drag my friends to the bank to find out what went wrong, only to be told my card had been linked to someone else’s account! I was only about 15 and totally mortified. I bought the jumper, and loved it, but that just added to my life long hated of clothes shopping.

I do miss this pair of lace up brown suede boots I had though. They were my favourites.

#4 Silly Old Elf

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

My a high School Matric jumper. It is more than 25 years old and I wear it most of winter around the house. Brilliant quality and oh so cozy.

#5 Navy Blue

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:21 PM

Oh yes, I had a knitted poncho (made by a relative) that I treasured for many years.

We had no money for nice clothes so I got some from my parents/aunt and op shopped and made some things. Once I got a job I was able to get a few nice things.

Yes! I remember getting years and years out of clothes but now things pill/shrink/fade/get holes after a few wears.

#6 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:24 PM

I used to wear this bright orange knitted style jumper with a black cord skirt and my doc marten boots.... everywhere! I loved it!

If it was super cold I would add these random tights I had but mostly I froze.

I saved up forever for those boots!

I miss that outfit!!!

Edited by ~Jolly_F~, 19 January 2020 - 04:33 PM.


#7 night jasmine

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:30 PM

A t-shirt dress that was white with thin black stripes. It was loose, cotton, cheap, had short sleeves that folded up slightly, didn’t need ironing, was just above the knees so was neither too short or too long, very comfortable, and just so easy to throw on and look ‘right’. I wore it and washed it so often it got holes so sadly was thrown out. I wore it with runners or Birkenstock’s and it was my signature look - whenever my youngest drew a photo of me he did it of me wearing the dress.

Edited by night jasmine, 19 January 2020 - 04:35 PM.


#8 Silverstreak

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:35 PM

This was pretty much the 1990s for me.

Favourite items include:

Burgundy velvet bootcut pants.

Lime green polyester shirt with pointy collar.

Fluffy white jacket with pom pom buttons.

Long blue velvet skirt.

Long gold velvet skirt.

Teal velvet dress.

Silver mesh glitter top.

Green velvet mini skirt.

Soft pink fluffy cardigan.

Hmm, I am sensing a theme here. So much velvet!

#9 night jasmine

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:39 PM

Oh the 90s. Good old uni days. I used to switch between a brown or red velvet jacket worn with a micro t shirt and hipster jeans or really wide legged pants, and converse shoes or platforms. Another look was daisy clips, micro t shirt, long floral skirts and brown boots.

#10 Navy Blue

Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

Corduroy skirts and pants with a knitted jumper - I still wear this combo.  

And velvet - I had a purple velvet mini dress that was worn to many school discos!

#11 kimasa

Posted 19 January 2020 - 05:15 PM

I had this starsign tank with "SAGITARIS" (yes, spelled exactly like that) on it when I was 10-13ish.

Even though I knew it was spelled incorrectly I thought I looked so cool in it.

#12 Oriental lily

Posted 19 January 2020 - 05:25 PM

My bubblegum jeans and acid wash denim skirt when I was about 10 . Then I got fat and hated clothes until my twenties . Then I loved this beautiful tiered velvet boho skirt .

#13 seayork2002

Posted 19 January 2020 - 05:43 PM

My first t-shirt said 'i want to be mechanic when i grow up' i loved that thing.



#14 **Tiger*Filly**

Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:29 PM

A brightly coloured big sweatshirt I had when I was about 15 in 1986 which had some sort of US uni logo on the front.
A denim skirt from Sportsgirl I had about the same time.
A velour striped long sleeved top I had in the late 70s. It felt so soft!
The party dress I had when I was 7 - I still have it, it is a long, high waisted 70s number, in white with floral pattern, a high neckline with lace, and a ribbon around the waistline.



#15 Ozquoll

Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:52 PM

I grew up in the country in the 1980s-1990s - all my clothes were awful 😆! I cringe thinking of all the hypercolour t-shirts, Canterbury jumpers, flannies, unflattering jeans, drop-waist dresses, etc, etc...

I honestly don't think I had a favourite item of clothing until I was in my twenties 🤔

Kids nowadays mostly have much nicer clothes than myself or anyone I knew when I was growing up 😄

#16 Ozquoll

Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:53 PM

View Postseayork2002, on 19 January 2020 - 05:43 PM, said:

My first t-shirt said 'i want to be mechanic when i grow up' i loved that thing.
Is that a reference to Charlene on Neighbours?!

#17 seayork2002

Posted 19 January 2020 - 06:58 PM

View PostOzquoll, on 19 January 2020 - 06:53 PM, said:


Is that a reference to Charlene on Neighbours?!

I am a little older than than, i had it late 1970's

#18 Chelli

Posted 19 January 2020 - 07:30 PM

I had a black dress with coloured spots on it that looked like confetti. It was my absolute favourite dress as a kid, and I wore it to my very first school disco.

#19 Coffeegirl

Posted 19 January 2020 - 07:57 PM

My mother knitted me a grey and white sweater with a snowflake pattern when I was 16.   I wore it everywhere.

30+ years later, I still have it.  Though I don’t wear it anymore,  I could as it still looks great.  I just can’t bear to give it away, even though it is way too warm to ever wear here in Aus.

#20 Chchgirl

Posted 19 January 2020 - 07:59 PM

It was the 70's and 80"s. Nothing was good! 😂😂

#21 susie78

Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:18 PM

I had a white bubble skirt with ice cream cones when I was about 8, I loved it soooo much and wore it until it fell apart

#22 Jersey Caramel

Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:21 PM

View Postnight jasmine, on 19 January 2020 - 04:30 PM, said:

A t-shirt dress that was white with thin black stripes. It was loose, cotton, cheap, had short sleeves that folded up slightly, didn’t need ironing, was just above the knees so was neither too short or too long, very comfortable, and just so easy to throw on and look ‘right’. I wore it and washed it so often it got holes so sadly was thrown out. I wore it with runners or Birkenstock’s and it was my signature look - whenever my youngest drew a photo of me he did it of me wearing the dress.

This sounds like a tshirt dress I bought recently from Decjuba (though I got it in black). It is the best! I hate the days when it is in the wash and I can't wear it!
https://www.decjuba....dress-navwhtstr

#23 *Spikey*

Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:27 PM

My first, second, third, fourth, etc, pair of Levis.

#24 123Tree

Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:38 PM

I remember begging my mum to buy me a pair of jeans. Called “baggies” as all the cool girls at my school had a pair. We rarely got nice clothes and mostly hand me down so I was ecstatic when she got me a pair. The next day I very excitedly put them on and she yelled at me that they were for “good” and only for wearing to church. This was doubly distressing because no one would ever see me wearing them.

About a year later mum was throwing out old clothes in our drawers and picked up the jeans that I had grown out of. I remember her saying “Look at these they look brand new, barely worn” or something to that affect and then me lying on my bed and sobbing. I was in grade 5-6.  

I can assure you all that they weren’t the slightest bit fashionable.


Edited for spelling

Edited by 123Tree, 19 January 2020 - 08:51 PM.


#25 night jasmine

Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:46 PM

View PostJersey Caramel, on 19 January 2020 - 08:21 PM, said:



This sounds like a tshirt dress I bought recently from Decjuba (though I got it in black). It is the best! I hate the days when it is in the wash and I can't wear it!
https://www.decjuba....dress-navwhtstr
It’s quite similar! Stripes, neckline and sleeves were the same. My dress didn’t have a pocket or curved hem. It’s so comfortable and easy to wear.




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