Ah, bell-bottoms! Looooved my bell-bottoms. Probably looked ridiculous, but then, everybody else did, too. I actually had a pair of white US Navy uniform pants. The real deal with a wide flap in the front that buttoned up on both sides. Loved those pants!
And the granny dresses. They were high waisted, floor length cotton dresses that everyone was wearing. If you're too young to remember them, just look at any Regency romance cover. That's what they looked like, only they were cotton and sooooo comfortable. And if you happened to be pregnant (like I was ALL THE TIME back then) they were wonderful camoflage for the first few months. * It took the house hunk and me a while to figure out what was causing that!*
Anyway, I wore my granny dresses with Swedish clogs. Think Crocs in leather. I wore them everywhere--and had them in four or five colors.
This was back before jeans and sweat pants were worn anywhere except camping or in the gym. Ladies wore slacks. (And they usually had to be ironed so who wanted to wear them anyway?) Shorts were what they call walking shorts now. It was the daring girls who wore them.
And then along came the mini-skirt and a lot of moms and dads suddenly decided that slacks (yes, even jeans!) would be preferable to the revealing mini-skirt. Amazing how that worked.
That's about the same time the panty girdle disappeared. Moms loooved the panty girdle because it was so hard to get on and off (think contemporary chastity belt) in the back seat of a car. No decent girl when out without her panty girdle. Although... I noticed that girls still seemed to find a way to get pregnant--not nearly as many as now days, but yeah, some did. Baaaad girls. Probably left their panty girdles at home and wore garter belts instead.
We didn't have panty hose quite yet. Thank goodness!
Ah, well. Nice to remember, but I must admit that I really enjoy my comfy stretchy shorts and tee shirts. And purple Crocs.