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Ladies and fashion trends.

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Cameroonians very much love fashion and are always apace with the world of fashion. Girls in particular will make a good sample for a study on the world of fashion. Something about these lovers of fashion always astonishes me handbags, shoes, mesh and more. Their sudden love and subsequent dislike for fashion, the swiftness with which items ‘come into fashion and leave’ present an interesting rhythm.
In the 80s trousers known then as ‘alpaca’ were the talk of the fashion world. These held the thighs tight but were loose around the feet. Ladies wore shoes with fat heels. From my parents photos taken in the 70s men wore shoes with pointed tips and tight fitting shirts. In the 90s, men and women turned to tight fitting trousers which were then fondly called ‘pencil’ and shoes with pointed tips. In the early 2000s they once more turned to ‘alpaca’ which they preferred to call ‘trumpet’. Shoes had big thick heels and flat tips. Today all are gradually turning again to ‘pencil’ with men loving tight fitting shirts more than ever before. Ladies wear shoes with small pointed high heels with pointed tips which are called ‘pointininy’. I guess ‘trumpet’ should be on its way back in a few years from now.
This trend has also been noted in the handbags girls carry around. From the small handbags they used to hold, girls now carry bigger bags to complement their dressing. In this era, they are called ‘I go sleep’ loosely translated as “I will spend the night”`. No matter how expensive these bags appear to be, every girl no matter the socioeconomic status wants to posses at least one. For sure, in less than no time the trend will change. How the ‘zig zag’ trend keeps ladies busy and beautiful.
How is the fashion trend in your country?

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Carole's picture

Fashion......

Thats a very interesting description of the huge handbags- "I go sleep". They are also envogue in Kenya now. If you walk on the streets of Nairobi, out of every 10 women/ladies you come across, at least 90% have one hanging on their shoulders.Whatever you call "alpaca" should be 'Hipstars' here. There was a time when everyone was crazy about this fashion even those endowed with plus bodies. Until an outcry arose of women to dress decently becoz when you have love handles and are squeezing yourself in this attire.....Oh my!! It is quite a sight to see. What am noticing currently is the tights with short dresses coming back to fashion. I think fashion keeps changing in many large cities at such high speed. Don't think I will catch up with the trends. Tend to be an observer coz it can be very costly to keep up with the latest fads.

Cheers,
Carol

Edithlum's picture

Expensive!

Thanks Carol for your comment.i strongly agree with you that this mode of dressing can be damn expensive. Having to switch from one fashion outfit to the other could have so much influence on your finances. know what i d? i admire but i dare not let it sweep me off my fit and i do the moral check: are my body parts exposed?

Edithlum

Edithlum's picture

expensive

Thanks Carol for your comment.i strongly agree with you that this mode of dressing can be damn expensive. Having to switch from one fashion outfit to the other could have so much influence on your finances. know what i d? i admire but i dare not let it sweep me off my fit and i do the moral check: are my body parts exposed?

Edithlum

Nelly2.0's picture

Fashion

this fashion thing amazes me a lot because girls go in for the indecent, probably because the saw Britney Spears, the pussicat dolls or Beyonce Knowles wear one in one her music videos. Mostly they do not understand that these are stage appearances and that a girl would hardly leave her house like that without being mistaken for a call girl.

So, following fashion blindly is not a plus. Me, personally, I go in for what I like and what looks good on me without showing off body parts and giving the impression that I'm 'asking for it'.

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