Wednesday, 10 March 2021

What next - the 'floppy?'

I am sure it hasn't escaped your notice how styles change over the years - and not just for women (although I must admit we tend to do it more thoroughly than men who probably just think leaving off their tie is a huge change of style).   These days, even on television, very few people dress 'up to the nines' any more.

But a giant change of fashion has occurred during lockdown  and it will be interesting to discover when lockdown ends whether the change is permanent or just inevitable under the circumstance.   I mean, of course, hair styles.   The likes of me are just putting up with hair which grows longer and less styled by the week and can only be described as looking 'a mess'.   I suppose about the only plus to lockdown is that nobody can see it because we can't go anywhere to show it off.

But don't you notice how most people on television seem to have long hair these days and to wear it in what I can only describe as an unkempt style.  And women who are reporting out on location are having to constantly tuck their hair behind their ears as it blows across their face. Won't it be interesting to see how it all emerges?

Other developments today?    Well it is now wet and windy but I managed to ge t in a walk with Priscilla while it was still dry and it was also warm.   After a depressing walk yesterday when I struggled to get round, today we went round the whole block in record time and I enjoyed every moment of it.

See you tomorrow. 

23 comments:

Gail, northern California said...

I have stopped worrying about my hair. I'm 76 years old. My gray hair is the longest it has been in YEARS. I take it all up in a ponytail or pin it together as an unkempt bun. I walk as much as possible with friends, They haven't disowned me. Yet.

Margie in Toronto said...

What is most noticeable here is how many female reporters have gone grey - and had such great positive reactions! Yes, many are looking a bit unkempt - but so are the rest of us! :-)

I find myself looking very suspiciously at anyone with a decent haircut these days as I'm in a region where salons are still not allowed to reopen - and we aren't supposed to drive to another region where they are open! I am just keeping my fingers crossed that I get a small window of opportunity in the next two to three weeks to get mine cut before we get an April surge and they shut us down again! I suppose the only good part is it has saved me at least $500 over the past year! :-)

Debby said...

Good for you!!!! This post made me very happy!

(PS: Today I ran into an acquaintance at the food pantry. At least, I thought it was her. She was wearing a mask, and I hadn't seen her for a time. But she did not appear to recognize me, so I thought perhaps I was wrong. I carried her bags to her car and she said, "Do I know you?" I said, "Are you Viola?"

It was.

She said, "I thought it was you, but your hair is so long and you've gotten so gray."

I quit dying my hair several months ago. Turns out the hair dye was hiding a totally gray head.

Joan (Devon) said...

Yes, I have noticed unkempt hair. I also noticed before lockdown particularly on girls/women that their hair partings were all over the place, certainly not straight.

I have had my hair trimmed once when the last lockdown eased, but am not too worried about it looking a mess. That is due to the fact I used to have thick naturally wavy/curly hair, which was hard to keep under control, but as I've aged it has become grey and thinner. It still has some natural curl to it, so to my mind doesn't look too bad or maybe I'm just used to it doing its own thing.

Heather said...

I like to keep my hair short as it is thin and fine and is difficult to keep tidy if I let it grow. Roll on April 12 when I might be able to have it cut again. Do you think the trend for long hair is down to so many celebrities who have to keep tucking their hair behind their ears or has lockdown prevented them from having it cut?

Bonnie said...

Yes, there has been quite some fashion changes over the past year. Women have longer hair and many men have grown "pandemic beards". Also casual clothing styles have become even more casual! Your walk today sounds wonderful. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Virginia said...

I'm glad your walk today was easier Pat.

I suspect many of the changes in hair style, or non-style, might be temporary, although Lockdown was the catalyst for me to "embrace the GREY" ... and months later I'm still not 100% sure of it! New Zealand is heading into winter, so it's time for me to let my hair grow - too cold for a short back and sides!

Tom Stephenson said...

When the need for Zoom meetings ends, men will have to start wearing trousers again. I am not going to mention tights here again.

Joanne Noragon said...

Women's hair styles are interesting these days. My own is getting too long. Oh well.

Terra said...

You make good points about our new untamed hair. Mine has not been cut in a year; hair salons are not open in my area and even if they were I wouldn't go, not worth the risk. Some day when it is deemed safe I will go back to the salon.

Cro Magnon said...

I hope you're not including dear Boris amongst the unkempt. A more amusingly coifed man would be hard to find!

Librarian said...

I am looking forward to the day when ALL the colour is gone from my hair - I really don't need that anymore, and am sick and tired of all the chemicals on my head every three weeks. In hindsight, I should never have started!
So pleased to read that your walk went much better the next day after you struggled the day before. We are humans, not machines, and our bodies can feel rather different from one day to the next. Hopefully, you will have another pleasant walk today. I like it that those walks also give you the chance for a chat with a neighbour.

thelma said...

Well having fine unmanageable hair most of my life - it looks no different, but it is interesting to see how many women on television are coping with longer hair. As for grey, don't mind about that.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Good news that your walk was easier yesterday. Today there are gales so don't get blown away!

CharlotteP said...

And quite a few will be grateful for how much money they have saved!

Debbie said...

OK - this is weird - but I always looked forward to going grey from when I was a little girl. I had a piano teacher (a family friend) who had gone prematurely grey and had a really chic grey crop hairstyle (this was the 60's) and I longed to be the same.
Now I've got the colour...(I'm still working on the chic!)

Jayview said...

I’ve always liked seeing women who went grey naturally (but with really good cuts) and seemed to be signalling their comfort with themselves and claiming their authority and wisdom as they aged.
The lockdowns have been a haircutting challenge though. We’ve cut each other’s following a good tutorial from the BBC we found on YouTube. Now we’re post lockdown here our hairdresser doesn’t seem too horrified. With a better profile I’d definitely go ponytail! Jean

Mary said...

Almost all gray now after 13 months without continuing color, and several haircuts! Short style now instead of the high maintenance straight bob. No dryers and heated straighteners required now, wash and go from hereon out. . . . . and am so glad the pandemic made this big change manageable for me.

Have a good day Pat dear.

Mary said...

Good to hear that your walk was easier today. May the improvement continue.

Ellen D. said...

I realized that I don't pay much attention to hair on TV! I was trying to recall the hair changes I might have seen and cannot think of one. I buzzed my hair to 1 inch long a little bit ago and have been enjoying the carefree style I have now. I just don't care anymore about dressing up or fixing my hair; haven't worn makeup for many, many years.
Glad you are enjoying your walks again!

Jules said...

I'm just relieved the weather is still cold enough for me to wear a hat :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Darling Tom - want a bet on it?
Thanks everyone

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