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29. Did your parents teach you things about clothing, care for your clothing, dressing or style? What lessons do you remember? Or did you just pick things up?
Yes my mother and grandmother was always teaching me to take of my clothes and to appreciate what I had.
I remember my mom used to let me pick my outfits for school, so that's kind of taught me that nobody can tell me what I can or can't wear.
I reckon I just picked things up... I was very into fashion when I was younger and would make collages out of mums old fashion magasines ! I definitely learnt a lot through that.
My mother taught me to sew, and taught me to buy the best I could afford and not buy a lot. So I feel like I've spent my clothing selection life searching for one really nice suit I can never find. There's always an unfinished seam or a cheap zipper between me and almost all the clothes in the world, and I can hear my mother (who died over 30 years ago) tell me: do you really want to fix that? Is it worth it? What else is wrong with it?
i was taught how to care for a lot of clothing, but most style ideas have come from either the internet or walking round streets.
My mom taught me to sew and knit. She also taught me to repair clothes. Both my parents wear clothes until trash, I'm not able to do that. Yet?
My parents always taught me to be practical with my clothing - easy to care for, keeps you dressed for the season etc. However most of the lessons I learnt were learned through working in retail which required it just to be picked up; washing items, folding and storage etc.
yes, we (the kids) were responsible for checking our school uniform was ironed and free of any tears or missing buttons. we also had to polish our own shoes - My Dad taught me how.
so I think checking for the condition of my clothes, having things repaired quickly when needed and keeping an eye on my shoes is what I learn. It is great to be friends with an excellent tailor and cobbler.
not at all
My father told me how to walk on high heels.
My mom guided me though style, but I didn't buy work out clothes until I was 20. Mom doesn't believe in work out clothes but I love them. I learn just by being out in the world. I pick up what I need to re: clothes.
My mom always told me to pick classic pieces like black and white shift dresses, a-line dresses, pearls, oxford shirts and dark-wash jeans. I would say that's the base of my wardrobe, with a lot of more fun stuff mixed in.
My mother's treatment of clothing is immaculate - she is the best person at washing and ironing and caring for clothes. Unfortunately I can't say that I demonstrate the same level of care for my clothes, and that's something that would disappoint her, I think. But what my parents have taught me about clothing and dressing and what has stuck with me is that you need to dress for the occasion, you need to always have something warm with you and you need to wear clothes that you like - not the clothes the magazines tell you that you have to wear.
Take care of what you have. Iron your clothes, hand wash when you need to. I prefer older, well cared for clothes a lot more than new clothes that I am not used to yet.
My dad doesn't even know what's a ponytail but he compliments my hairstyles so,yea,we're a good team.
I was never taught what to wear I chose my path on my own
My stepmom definitely did. She always had a lot of very, very nice things, and she took excellent care of them. She bought me a suede brush and showed me how to store and upkeep my nicer items. She bought me a Chanel purse, and had me hand the woman at Neiman Marcus the bills, so that I could be aware of how much that bag actually cost. I pretty much never use it, because it's SO nice, and I am super careful about keeping it stuffed and in its dust bag, etc.
I learned to love hats and good quality clothing from my mother. I also learned my love of thrift-shopping from her. She is an incredible thrift shopper, even better than I am.
I learned more about fit when I worked for a dressmaker, and then in theatre costume shops. Since then, I've been more conscientious of when something can fit better, and I take things to a tailor. I learned how to care for clothes when working in theatre--all the tricks for repairing clothing and relying on cobblers to keep your shoes going.
Not really. I learned how to sow a bit (and forgot) and how to iron (which I don't do). That's about it.
Yes, they did. It's hard to remember.