My mother-in-law sent a sweater to me for my birthday. It is a cheerful red color, with a faux white collar and band at the bottom to make it look like I am wearing a white shirt under it, with the shirt sticking out at the bottom. The collar is a real shirt collar that actually buttons and has a placket that has to be tucked inside the sweater. My first thought when I saw the sweater was “What a great red color!” My next thought was “Good grief! That is a dickie!”
I haven’t seen a dickie in years. They were always worn by boys mostly, it seemed. I thought they would be kind of annoying. Husband says he liked turtleneck dickies because they kept the wind out but weren’t too warm. He thought they were the height of preppiness. He abandoned them for chambray work shirts because he wanted an earthier look.
I like my new sweater, and the dickie collar isn’t too weird or annoying. I saw in the Walmart women’s clothing section full length bib overalls the other day. Now that is a fashion item I wouldn’t mind returning. I can be earthy too, you know.
Did you ever have, or do you have now, a dickie? What clothing trends would you like to see return or never again see the light of day?