Aunts Rants: On Current Fashion Trends (Twitter Edition)

“Fascinating, it is, to witness two middle aged women passionately discuss the misgivings of life.
Here are two aunts take to twitter to rant on current fashion trends, that somehow never seem to impress, but only scandalize them.”

 

Melinda:
Hey! I’m on twitter!

I have been told there is a limit to how much I can say. That’s curbing my freedom of expression, I say!

Gasp! This thing tried to cut me off!! When I tried to write something long. Now I see.

This is why I tell the children to stay off social media.

Hey Lisa!

Lisa:
Oh, hey Melinda! Welcome to twitter. 🙂
Quite a fiddly thing, this place could be.

Melinda:
Yes! To think my niece is on this all day, tweeting about every little thing she does to the public, gives me the shudders.

Lisa:
Tell me about it.
Hey, Melinda, what do you say about taking this to direct message?

Melinda:
What’s direct messaging?

 

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Lisa:
This is direct messaging.
We can talk in private, here, unlike tweets.

 

Melinda:
Oh, that’s convenient.
That’s a nice picture you have got there. All smiles with your family.

Lisa:
Yes. It was at my daughter’s graduation party.

Melinda:
All I have got is an egg! What does twitter think it is, calling me an egg?!

Lisa:
Melinda, relax. That’s the default picture. You gotta put one up yourself.

Melinda:
Well, how do I do that?

Lisa:
Google it, for Christ’s sake, Melinda.

Melinda:
Alright, alright.
Ah, done. That wasn’t so bad.

Lisa:
Nice picture 🙂 I love the midi dress you have got on there 😉 Reminds me of our freshman college days, when we tried so hard to fit in with the more mature college crowd.
Girl, did you hear about this? Apparently, fashion back in our days, is the ‘in’ thing now.
The kids call it ‘vintage’.

Melinda:
Yes! Those god-awful crop tops are back. Reminds me of Holly from our high school days.
Oh, there is this new trend. I just saw my niece wearing them the other day. I don’t know what she thinks she is doing. That is not how a lady dresses!

Lisa:
You tell her, Melinda!

Melinda:
She had a top on. But it was transparent! They like to call it ‘sheer’, apparently.

Lisa:
Oh, yes! And they have these fancy bras underneath? Um, whatchamacallit? Yes! Bralettes!

Melinda:
Exactly. Women are getting bold these days, aren’t they, Lisa? It’s all about embracing your womanhood.

Lisa:
Speaking of bold, did you see kids wearing chokers now?!
It’s like I’m having a throwback to our high school days. The clique of girls who liked to call themselves ‘high fashion’ and would parade around with the latest trends.

Melinda:
there isn’t a limit to these trends, I say. What we reserved for hankies to gift to our boyfriends is on boots, now!
The way embroidery is being used in pop fashion is hardly dainty anymore. Embroidery is making things ‘edgy’ now, from backpacks to bomber jackets.

Lisa:
I have noticed, these bomber jackets – denim jackets, too – are also featuring… pins and patches? Ranging from sunshine and daisies to skulls and bones.
I thought the hippie days were gone for good.

Melinda:
LOL! Oh, this one other similar fad of wearing ‘mom’ jeans. They are poking fun at us, Lisa.
They look exactly like those we wore back in our days and those we wear now… probably they are onto something.

Lisa:
Oh, never mind that. These are the kids who are obsessed with themselves, taking selfies, using that confusing as ever snapchat and listening to billboard top 40 songs.
And the hippie fad takes it full form with overalls adorned with… guess what? Pins and patches.

Melinda:
Add to it, jumpsuits and for the more daring, playsuits.
I tell you, it seems like that kid Miley Cyrus is dominating the fashion trends now, don’t it?

Lisa:
Oh, let’s not get started about her.

Melinda:
Yeah, let’s not. That’s a topic for another day. Let’s leave the millennials to their own devices.

Lisa:
And it’s always fun to see these millennials trying their hand at being cool.

 

-Deeksha Venkatesh

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