How many of your outfits from 30 years can you still fit into ?

(53 Posts)
Talkinpeace Tue 30-Jul-13 14:49:30

Regardless of whether you like her style,
and please cover your eyes about the source
www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2381046/Princess-Annes-style-tastes-thriftiest-royal-dust-look-shes-worn-32-years.html
its pretty impressive that she has kept her shape so well for so many years while not trying to stay looking young

MrsSJG Tue 30-Jul-13 15:08:55

None I was 8 grin

MrsApplepants Tue 30-Jul-13 15:09:41

None I was 4

Talkinpeace Tue 30-Jul-13 15:11:47

I can still wear jeans I wore 30 years ago - when I was a teenager

GemmaTeller Tue 30-Jul-13 15:12:57

None,
I was 24 years old and a size 8

frissonpink Tue 30-Jul-13 15:13:08

I was 9..hmm..not many!

Mind you, I can fit into a school dress from when I was 13 grin

It is impressive though, you're right!

I can no longer fit into my mother's ovary, no.

tittytittyhanghang Tue 30-Jul-13 15:13:37

none i was 2 :D

RobinSparkles Tue 30-Jul-13 15:14:47

This time 30 years ago I was still in utero. I very much doubt I could fit back into that grin.

Talkinpeace Tue 30-Jul-13 15:24:43

OK, I'm old.

How many of your mothers and 'mature' friends can still fit into (and look half decent in) what they wore 30 years ago?

Whoknowswhocares Tue 30-Jul-13 15:29:28

Impossible to tell. Vanity sizing in the shops nowadays has reduced my dress size from a 12 (teens) to an 8 yet my weight is about the same as its always been. I have funnily enough not kept any 30year old clothes to test!!!! grin
Which set of clothes are biggest is anyone's guess confused

Yawner247 Tue 30-Jul-13 15:29:40

Well erm I was a sperm and an egg!!!

garlicagain Tue 30-Jul-13 15:29:40

I haven't got any confused Princess Anne probably has bigger cupboards than me, and moves house less often.

I was a size 14 in 1983, I think. Some of my current clothes are 14s, but I'm pretty sure they're twice as big blush So - none, because I don't have them, and none because I think I'm fatter.

Meh. She is my favourite royal, though. I might save her and Andy when I mount my republican pogrom.

My mother is the same size as she was at 30, smaller than she was at 20. I am pretty much the thinnest I've ever been as an adult now. It's not inevitable to get larger as you get older, though obviously pregnancy can do things like make ribcage larger, which is impossible to reverse.

irregularegular Tue 30-Jul-13 15:40:43

I'm early 40s and still wear a couple of evening and summer dresses from 20 years ago. I would hope I'll still be able to wear them in 10 years time.

Talkinpeace Tue 30-Jul-13 15:41:40

My 20 year old wedding dress needs taking in a good six inches around the waist to fit me for my wedding anniversary.
My ribcage is larger than it was then, but less padded ....

I have a couple of really classic pairs of jeans that I got as a teenager that now fit again.
And a couple of formal dresses (LBD) that never went out of fashion and still fit.

Vanity sizing is a real problem : my old jeans say 12, but I'm a modern 8 ....

Astr0naut Tue 30-Jul-13 15:45:08

My mum can, easy. SHe's 65. SHe never, ever throws anything out. She has only just got rid of her fur coat from before I was born.

I can fit into all my clothes from when I was 16. So...clothes from half my lifetime ago.

MrsSalvoMontalbano Tue 30-Jul-13 15:56:15

Disagree about the ribcage. I did believe that after DC when my clothes did not fit, but after losing weight - the ribcage thing is just a myth.
I have several dresses I fit from 30 years ago, and mourning the dresses I binned believing the ribcage b******s sad

I have been up and down in weight over the years but currently could fit into outfits from about 25 years ago (when I was 25), but not 30 years ago (I was very small when I was 20).

Kikibee Tue 30-Jul-13 16:03:19

She resembles the late baroness thatcher in some of the pictures

Not quite 30 years ago, but I am wearing a pair of trousers I bought 25 years ago. And they were from Mark One, which was a bit like New Look, and they're from the teenage section. They are my favourite summer trousers and have stood the test of time and washing machines. Cost per wear is about 0.00005p

None, I was roughly 7 months old grin I'm not sure babygros would suit me anymore hmm

meditrina Tue 30-Jul-13 16:46:43

Quite a few. Yes, I'm bigger and I think things like jeans have long gone. But baggy T-shirts still fit, and a Katherine Hamnett coat is still going strong. And I still have some special occasion only shoes/boots. My first ever grown up work suit is a bit too small, but still in the wardrobe (one bout by my mother from a Good Make which will Last), as are several things by Droopy and Brown.

Nope, I was three. smile

The oldest item of clothing I have is a denim skirt from diesel, It's 12 years old.
I only fit into it when at my thinnest, which is 11-11.5 stones and a size 12.
Currently 13 stone and a 14-16.

wonkylegs Tue 30-Jul-13 16:53:55

None, I was 4!
But I can still fit in a dress I bought when I was 17

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