This file includes Clothes and Fashion, Skirts, Swimwear, Accessories, Buttons and Bows, Nightwear and Underwear, Coats and Jackets, Gloves and Mittens, and Playing Dress-Up.

Also see Blue Jeans, Beauty, Hair, Haircuts and Hats, Shoes, Eyes and Glasses, Ears and Jewelry, and Dieting.



Clothes and Fashion


Fashion Page Toppers


Fashion Quotes


Best

(Rose Fyleman)

I like to wear my party frock
That Auntie bought in town,
My patent shoes with shiny toes,
My Sunday hat with little bows,
And ribbons hanging down.
I like to hear the people say:
"How pretty Nancy looks to-day!"

But Daddy shakes his head and says:
"You'll make her very vain."
And Granny says: "She should be dressed
In everything that's of the best
But rather neat and plain."
And Mother says: "My goodness me!
Who can this lovely lady be?"


Songs about Clothes


Songs about Men's Clothes


Songs about Shirts


Songs about Pants

(also see Blue Jeans and Denim)


Songs about Leather


Songs about Pockets



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Quotes


At Every Party Someone Says Something Outrageous

(Erma Bombeck)

I know you're all familiar with the woman at the party who gets attention by saying outrageous things. The one who, if Mary announced, "I'm expecting a Savior," would say, "Me too!" Well, this person proclaimed the other night that by March everyone would be wearing miniskirts again.
Can you imagine what it's like to have fifty women suck in their breaths at the same time? All the hors d'oeuvres were airborne for a full three minutes.
For a while, we talked among ourselves of what it was like when miniskirts lived among us.
You could never pick up an object that had fallen on the floor unless you were (a) in the room alone (b) were closely surrounded by three walls (c) had been married to the other occupant of the room for at least ten years.
When you were offered a chair you had to turn up the thermostat on your underwear, slide into it from front to back and make sure there was always a napkin, handbag or pillow nearby to cover your knees.
Finding your 8-inch slip was an exercise in aerobics. Once I remembered going through an entire afternoon, only to be told in a whisper, "Your blouse is hanging out from under your skirt."
Getting into a car and driving in a miniskirt would have gotten most of us arrested, had we not been home-room mothers, car-pooling children to a bible study meeting.
"You have to admit," I said, "For the last couple of years, it's been good. Sweaters with sleeves that would have slip-covered Iowa. Over-blouses with belts that no one ever saw. Full skirts that swirled around our ankles and baggy jackets that gave no hint of what was hidden underneath."
One woman giggled, "Last year, I even told my Jane Fonda video to stick it in her ear."
"Why don't they want us to be happy?" said one of my friends. There was a moment of silence when one of the women said, "How about crossing our legs once more in comfort for old time sake."
Everyone in the room crossed their legs. We would have to remember it for a long time.


Songs about Skirts



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Quotes


Itsy, Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie, Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini

(Brian Hyland)

She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was as nervous as she could be.
She was afraid to come out of the locker
She was afraid that somebody would see.
Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore.

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today.
An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the locker she wanted to stay.
Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more.

She was afraid to come out in the open
And so a blanket around she wore.
She was afraid to come out in the open
And so she sat bundled up on the shore.
Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore.

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today
An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the blanket she wanted to stay.
Two, three, four, stick around we'll tell you more.

Now she's afraid to come out of the water
And I wonder what she's gonna do.
Now she's afraid to come out of the water
And the poor little girl's turning blue.
Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore.

It was an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
That she wore for the first time today.
An itsy, bitsy, teentie, weenie, yellow polka-dot bikini
So in the water she wanted to stay.
(From the locker to the blanket)
(From the blanket to the shore)
(From the shore to the water)
Yes, there isn't any more.


Songs about Swimwear



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Quotes


Songs about Accessories



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Quotes


Songs about Nightwear


Songs about Petticoats



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Quotes about Coats and Jackets


Songs about Coats and Jackets



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Quotes about Gloves


Mittens

Thumbs in thumb place,
fingers all together.
This is the song
we sing in mitten weather.
Doesn't matter whether
they're made of wool or leather.
Thumbs in the thumb place,
fingers all together

Red Mittens

Is there anything nicer
Than red woolly mittens
As fluffy and soft
As a blanket of kittens?

Red mittens to keep
My hands warm as toast
On cold winter days
When I skate or coast.


Songs about Gloves


Songs about Mittens



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Buttons and Bows

(song by Dinah Shore)

East is east and west is west
And the wrong one I have chose.
Let's go where I'll keep on wearin'
Those frills and flowers and buttons and bows
Rings and things and buttons and bows.

Don't bury me in this prairie
Take me where the cement grows.
Let's move down to some big town
Where they love a gal by the cut o' her clothes.
And I'll stand out
In buttons and bows.

I'll love you in buckskin
Or skirts that I've homespun.
But I'll love ya' longer, stronger where
Yer friends don't tote a gun.
My bones denounce the buckboard bounce
And the cactus hurts my toes.
Let's vamoose where gals keep usin'
Those silks and satins and linen that shows
And I'm all yours in buttons and bows.

Gimme eastern trimmin' where women are women
In high silk hose and peek-a-boo clothes
And French perfume that rocks the room
And I'm all yours in buttons and bows.


Songs about Buttons and Bows



Playing Dress Up


Pretending

(Myra Cohn Livingston)

When I put on my mother's clothes
It seems my age just grows and grows,
And people think I'm quite sedate
Instead of being only eight.

When I dress up and curl my hair
I think I could go anywhere,
And be a lady at a ball
And never tell my age at all.


I Like to Play Dress-up,

(Kerrie Wade)

I like to play dress-up,
It's my favorite thing,
A pocketbook, a high heel,
A fanciful ring.
It may be a date, a party or prom,
or maybe I want to pretend that I'm mom.
Whoever I am it's very plain to see,
I like to play dress-up and I like being me.


Mommy's Shoes

(Kate Gossard)

I like to wear my mommy's shoes.
I mean the pair she doesn't use.

I pick the ones with the highest heels,
You can't imagine how it feels.

To walk around, go out the door.
Clump-clumping all across the floor.


Dress Up

(Wendy Silva)

Lipstick on my lips
and blush on my cheeks.
This is a game I love to play,
and one I could play for weeks.

Wearing mother's big black shoes
and necklace of white pearl,
which comes complete with a dress
that flows as I twirl.
A special purse that I have filled with
so many treasures it's hard for me to hold.
And I must not forget a big
fuzzy coat, just in case it's cold.

My dress-up would not be through
without a set of keys,
and with this my wardrobe is complete
and I am very pleased.


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