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petitdonkey Tue 15-Jul-14 17:55:15

Just doing the ironing and I have realised that my favourite ever French Connection black t-shirt looks awful - those mystery holes around the tummy and and a bit faded. I've had it for about 4 years and they don't do that style any more.

It got me thinking about clothes I have loved and lost…. they are often not the most expensive, just great staples.

- my bright pink high-waisted ankle skimming trousers circa 1992. Leant them to someone and never saw them again. they will have been in fashion at least twice since then (and I would love to know if I could still squeeze into them!!)

- a gold dress from the sixties that was given to me for a fancy dress party by a family friend. Lent it to a friend at uni and never got it back but it was fab!

My favourite blue jumper is past it's best too sad

CoreyTrevorLahey Tue 15-Jul-14 18:00:54

A Jean-Paul Gaultier for La Redoute trenchcoat. Stolen from a pub after only a couple of outings! How I wept sad

petitdonkey Tue 15-Jul-14 18:03:39

Ouch! You don't get over that!

(By which I mean it will always make you furious that someone took it - don't come on the thread and say 'it's only clothes people'!!)

ZaraW Tue 15-Jul-14 18:06:59

Jigsaw navy blue silk military style silk blouse tunic length, I had it for over 15 years but one day I looked and it and it was way past its best and looking a bit sad. I have never found anything to replace it.

Apollonia6 Tue 15-Jul-14 18:11:13

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Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Tue 15-Jul-14 18:15:35

A black jersey tunic dress thing that I loved. When we moved I accidentally threw out a bage with all my decent clothes in-including this. My fair isle jumper that had been my dads. Dm washed it-fitted Barbie after.

BestIsWest Tue 15-Jul-14 18:19:11

Navy silk jersey shirt sleeved shirt from M&S. I have a photo of me holding 3 month old DS wearing it, so at least 1998.

atticusclaw Tue 15-Jul-14 18:21:05

A navy floral dress from M&S bought for me on my 18th birthday by my boyfriend's parents. It was cut perfectly and was very flattering. I wore it for years and years and then chucked it when I was being ruthless with my wardrobe once. I shouldn't have.

OneLittleLady Tue 15-Jul-14 18:34:55

High waisted silver satin trousers I had as a youngster int he 90's. I'd have been in fashion more than once if I still had those!

nutdust Tue 15-Jul-14 18:42:54

my perfect fit biker-style jacket that took me 7 yrs to find & was stolen after a few months this spring. you bastard, whoever you are.

2 silk chiffon pucci-esque tops bought in chicago in 1998. had to give in when the armpit bit rotted...

perfect black high waisted capri pants from french connection. unrepairable zip. sob

black wedge knee boots with beautiful detailing. same bloody zip problem

quirky black heels from irregular choice like high heeled ballet pumps with gathered leather and lovely shaped heel (not their usual one). god i looooved these shoes. they split at a party. they are still in my wardrobe, unwearable

2 nylon green bomber-type jackets, one lost at work, other in back of cab in bilbao.

god, writing that makes me realise a) how much i have really loved some of my clothes & i genuinely feel sad i cannot get them back and b) my taste has hardly changed in last 20 years! i'd wear all of it again

petitdonkey Tue 15-Jul-14 18:43:43

Apollonia - I had a 'tarty tapping top' grin

See? All these 'experts' telling us to keep culling our wardrobes and we should ignore them!!

Loving the sound of the silver trousers!

mrscumberbatch Tue 15-Jul-14 18:46:24

My black velvet bomber jacket from h&m...
Also the black ribbed satin shirt from the madonna range at h&m with the pussy now collar.
The purple cord coat- stunning- everyone commented on it- from top shop.

Hopefully Tue 15-Jul-14 18:48:38

A brown H&M overcoat I have away in a random clearout. It was perfect.

My mum's ossie Clarke dress and jacket, which I didn't think I'd ever be small enough to wear. I have been (and will be again once pg weight is gone).

dontcallmemam Tue 15-Jul-14 18:50:47

A beautiful ribboned evening dress from the Harrods sale. I've still got it I can't bring myself to throw it away because I had so much fun wearing it and it cost me a month's salary.
Sadly too old and too fat to wear it. I mourn that frock sad

WallyBantersJunkBox Tue 15-Jul-14 18:54:19

Some class bits from my teen years in the 80's that I wish I'd kept now:

Pink boxer boots in the softest buttery leather
A bright deep pink embroidered Nehru jacket from Miss Selfridge
Many tube skirts.
A replica brooch of the Andrew Ridgeley one from the "Last Christmas" video.

I don't think I'd wear them, I just want to hold them. blush

ohmymimi Tue 15-Jul-14 18:54:49

A pair of Joseph taupe suede trousers I got for a fiver in a thrift shop (they were brand new !).
I wore them until they almost disintegrated, as they were butter soft, fitted me perfectly, and were the object of considerable envy from my colleagues.

Toadsrevisited Tue 15-Jul-14 18:56:14

My favourite grey wool dress
A beautiful sky blue cardigan with red buttons.

Both ruined by me in the same awful bloody stupid drunk 'Ill just pop a wash on, aren't I grown up' moment. Ten years ago. Still sad

ThePortlyPinUp Tue 15-Jul-14 18:57:02

A black and white striped scoop neck body suit, I wore it under skirts, my dungarees and with jeans and it was great. I was very disappointed when dp noticed that it had become loose as I've lost weight, I need another.

Saurus72 Tue 15-Jul-14 18:59:25

A pair of black patent shoes, with a chunky heel and small platform bought from Nine West in 2000. I used to get strangers coming up to me in the street and complimenting me on them, they were utterly lovely. They were super fabulous, glamorous but also, I used to walk to work in them, about 2 miles - they were as comfortable as trainers.

A navy cotton tunic from J Crew, again bought it 2000. I literally wore it until it was so thin, the fabric tore one day when I was taking it off. Gutted.

HalleLouja Tue 15-Jul-14 19:08:03

Today I am mourning a dress I got rid of as I thought I would never fit in it again. Its a brown Next floral summer dress. Have now lost loads of weight so it would have fit now sad

My DvF dress that my ex washed by mistake. I only wore it a few times too.

Also a Florence and Fred gold and bronze knitted vest top. It was lovely but got a hole in it when I was drunk and I threw it away.

petitdonkey Tue 15-Jul-14 19:31:24

So far culprits are:

- theft
- weight loss/gain
- lending things to others
- drunkenness
- just worn to death.

My favourite pair of shoes ever haven't been worn for about 8 years as I know there isn't much life left in them (they are satin) and i haven't had occasion to wear them and risk trashing them forever. I got them for my 30th so may dance into my 40th in them.

BestIsWest Tue 15-Jul-14 19:32:34

A 1950s soft suede jacket bought by DM in a jumble sale in the 60s. I wore it all the time when I was 17. It had the most beautiful satin lining.

peachdaiquirionmytoes Tue 15-Jul-14 19:39:47

A mulberry coloured velvet strapless ballerina length gown with huge taffeta sash and bow from Laura Ashley circa. 1985. I loved it sooo much (I still have it and touch it sometimes). I was 21 and wore it loads to lots of 21st parties and then a fancy dress and a halloween party - happy days!

Apatite1 Tue 15-Jul-14 19:48:44

I lost the prefect gold anya hindmarch clutch. To mould.

It was perfect for cruising: small, flat, light, went with every dress and meant I could fly to my ship with hand luggage only.


Molotov Tue 15-Jul-14 19:55:51

I had a pair of vintage cowboy boots. I think they had been imported from the USA; maybe from about 1980 and I loved them.

We were packing up to move house. It was overwhelmingly chaotic. DM said "is that pile to throw away?"

Not having a clue what pile she was on about (as there were many), I said "Yep!"

My beloved boots were on that pile.

That was nearly 4 years ago and I miss them still sad

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