Fashion Notes From Dublin

It has been interesting noticing fashion in Ireland so far. A few things:
* Lots of dresses with flared skirts of any length worn with black semi-sheer stockings on women of many age groups. I've also seen quite a few shorts with tights, sometimes quite distressed.
*. Lots of fashion athletic shoes ...on men but not on women except a few tourists. I do see young women in Cons, but most are wearing round toe ballet flats. These are often in bright colors or patterns. Lots of leopard. I've not seen one pair of heels in the daytime.
*." Hen Parties" are popular where a large group of women go out together, either dressed up for a night on the town or dress with a theme like tacky sixties ( hair in big rollers, etc.) or pretty dresses and big mustaches.
Jeans are tight, very tight. No colored denim but quite a bit of coated denim to look like leather.
*. Rainbow hair on all ages but not as many visible tattoos or piercings as I see in Kansas City. The weather here has been warm.
*.Cotton and rayon neck scarves on all ages, most in solid colors or woven stripes.
Photo1: guys in colored sneakers
Photo 2: the far right is a girl in tartan harem pants

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  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Hope you are getting some photos, Joy! And hope you are having a wonderful time, as well....

  • Laura (rhubarbgirl) replied 4 years ago

    Interesting read, thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a good time.

    Hen parties are bachelorette parties, am I right? Or have they expanded in purpose?

  • Neel replied 4 years ago

    Nice pics Joy. And very interesting post. Tartan harems sound super fun!

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    Fun report! Keep making observations. And enjoy the scenery!

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Oh. SO FUN. Thanks wonderful, Joy. I hope you're having a great time.

    Fashionable sneakers are SO POPULAR - on the streets of Paris, London and Amsterdam too (but for both women and men though). They're practical for those who commute on foot. It makes so much sense. And yes, you don't see high heels that much either. It doesn't work when you have to walk everywhere. As Queen Fussy Feet, I really get that. One inch, one and a half inches and possibly two inches rule supreme. 

  • kkards replied 4 years ago

    So interesting to read what's happening other places

    Yes, I think the sneaker as a fashion shoe is posed to make a comeback. Many of the international girls in my college city are sporting that look (pun intended)

  • Laura J replied 4 years ago

    How fun!  Thanks for sharing this.  People watching is great, especially when you're traveling.  I'd love to see more photos like these from your trip.  I hope you're having fun!  

  • crutcher replied 4 years ago

    Love the picture of the guy in the rolled jeans, gingham shirt and (looks like)
    newsboy cap...Even tho the pieces are similar, the look is still different from the look here...(translation: it looks you are enjoying Ireland and new vistas...Your posts are appreciated...

  • O replied 4 years ago

    More photos from Dublin please ;-)

    I saw your response to my question about itinerary too late... still, Killarney (heaven!) Muckross House, Ring of Kerry. Ewe Sculpture Garden in Glengarriff if you're in for something quirky, thought provoking and mega fun. It must be beautiful this time of year.

    Galway. Anything... Kylemore Abbey springs to mind first. Divine in May.

    Are you renting a car at any point? That's the best way to see the most.

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    Thanks for the report, the tartan harem pants -- now that takes confidence!

    I appreciate the heel-less-ness you are observing.  This makes me wonder even more, why are so many high-heeled shoes being made.  People might buy them but never wear them I guess.  I certainly get far less wear out of any footwear over 2", save for my Rag & Bone boots.

  • WingGirl replied 4 years ago

    I love reports of trends in other cities! Thanks for sharing.

  • Zibbets replied 4 years ago

    Thanks for the field report, Joy! How fun to hear about what people are wearing in other parts of the world.
    Have a great trip!

  • Runcarla replied 4 years ago

    So much fun! This is a beautiful time of year there. Are the magnolias in bloom, or past their prime? If you have the time or inclination, attend an evensong at one of the churches. We attended at Christ Church Cathedral.
    There is music EVERYWHERE in Ireland.

  • dustt replied 4 years ago

    thx Joy love vicariously people watching with you!! - keep those observations coming and those tartan harem pants - extra fun!!

  • Diana replied 4 years ago

    Fun harem pants! I noticed the same thing about ballet flats being the most popular footwear in London too. Which reminds me that I still owe you guys some London pics.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Fashion sneakers are a the revolutionary news all over Europe it seems. Thanks for the report and pictures!

  • MsMary replied 4 years ago

    So fun!  I love the tartan harem pants!  Keep those photos coming!

    And Diana!  Yes!  London pics, please!  :)

  • Aida replied 4 years ago

    So fun, thanks for sharing your notes and photos Joy! I love seeing our traveling street shots :)
    Hope you're having a great time.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 4 years ago

    Getting me more excited about my trip in October!

  • Ledonna N. replied 4 years ago

    Thanks for the fashion report. I hope that you are having fun and the pictures were an added bonus.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Ack, I lost a long reply last night. Thank you all for your comments and good wishes for the trip. Lesson learned this AM, buy train tickets ahead online...huge difference in price!
    Ornella, we may rent a car in Galaway or Killarney but not sure yet. Thank you for the list of places. Some I was not aware of and will look up.
    Laura, what they call Hen Parties here seems to go beyond bachelorette parties but not sure. Many are groups of older women. Every large table grouping we have seen has been one of these groups of all women.
    Angie, heels here would be Killer in the worst way ( or at least ankle bending). I wish I had brought fashion sneakers and may buy some yet.
    Carla, we went to a lovely Catholic mass and at Christ Church attended a choral performance of Brahms Requiem. The soloists were exceptional.
    Going to submit before I lose this.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Treat yourself to some fashionable sneakers, Joy. xo

  • Freckles replied 4 years ago

    What fun Joy!  Dublin is so much fun, have a blast.

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Fun report--thank you, Joy! The tartan harem pants, wow--they look really cool on her.

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Very interesting about the shoes and flared skirts!!

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