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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?
My parents always told me to take care of my clothes and not be too rough with my clothes. When I wash I do not put clothes with a certain fabric in the dryer.
My Mother sewed many of her clothes and thrifted the rest. My Father wore workwear, like Carhartt, Timberland, Dickies, and Caterpillar.
I'll be endlessly grateful that my Mother taught me how to sew. I won awards for sewing in my teens, and today I really understand how garments are put together. My Mother's never had the money to buy well-made clothes, but her sewing lessons taught me how to assess garment quality.
There are certain lessons my parents couldn't teach me, because they weren't white collar professionals. I had to learn how to navigate dry cleaning and tailoring very quickly when I graduated college.
I just picked things up. The only advice I remember being given was quite bad, like intentionally getting a sunburn because it would get rid of spots and lay a 'base' for a 'healthy tan.' Or something unhelpful about thinner being better.
Unfortunately they were very conservative. When I was 16 / 17 years of age, my mom often said: "But Young People wear this!" I did not believe her because I saw what they wore every day. Concerning my Father he showed me how to tie a tie. But he could not teach me anythink About style because he often looked like a homeless Person or like bum, with ragged or torn clothes. He is not my Fashion model.
As mentioned before I have my way of dressing in moods and going with what feels best from my mother but started choosing my own clothing very early on and my mother let me wear whatever I wanted.
neatness, care, respect for the occasion.
They never learned me about that in life.
Yes! no busy patterns on busy patterns! wear jeans that don't stretch. dont wear short skirts or clothes that are too tight. Dont wear branding or slogans that you dont support or understand.
No they didnt teach me. I just watched. My mother impulsively shopped, but she was very stylish and I remember people complimenting her style.
My mom was very pragmatic about some things - undergarments and eye wear: A white, nude, and black bra; inexpensive cotton briefs. Wire frame glasses from costco. When I finally could, as an adult, I secretly really enjoyed dropping money on gorgeous stylish glasses frames, colorful bras, and nice underwear. I will never wear a nude bra again if I can help it.
I feel like I taught them more than they taught me!! My dad is a professor and constantly asks what the ‘young kids like nowadays’. Mi madré could care less about what she wears, but she puts in more effort than she used to.
My parents taught me pretty little, now that you mention it. As long as it wasn't inappropriate for a situation, I was mostly allowed to wear what I wanted. Hence why that "grandma on vacation" phase even happened. (Thanks, Mom.)
No. I pick style which was right for my age.
My adoptive parents set such a poor example of what to be, I prefer to say that they taught me WHAT NOT TO WEAR. I was an avid reader of "Seventeen" magazine when it was an over-sized publication. I picked things up from the colleges I attended.
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?