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Nauseating Nauticals Monday, June 2, 2008

Posted by kittylamour in Opinions & articles.
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Every spring it seems to happen. You walk into the shops awaiting the arrival of some lovely summery styles to wipe away the winter blues, and what do you get hit by? Stripes. Red and white stripes. Navy and white stripes. Sailor suits. Big brass buttons with anchors on them. Blazers. Yes, once again the nautical trend is back, and I for one really wish it wasn’t.

I think my repulsion for all things sailor-style may stem from the fact that I am a child from the 80s, the decade of ra-ra skirts, tube socks, matching leggings-and-t-shirt-sets, and Global Hypercolor tshirts. None of which you’d think would have anything to do with nauticals, (and you’re right, they don’t), but there was one other 80s trend, one of which I (nearly) Dare Not Speak. The one which sowed the seed of hatred for all things sailor-y in my mind.

Sailor Dresses.