Terminology Tuesday #12 Quirky and curious fashion terms: Hot Pants

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OK! I admit it…. this is a thinly disguised excuse to share this knitting pattern with you!!!! Oh how I laughed when I found this one!  But as the saying goes…. things come around. Perhaps I’ll be seen sporting a pair of these some time soon?? Ok, not likely…

It’s Terminology Tuesday again and this week in the spotlight is…

Hot Pants…. of the particularly 70’s variety…

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Hot Pants

“A slang term coined by fashion industry newspaper Women’s Wear Daily in early 1971 to describe women’s short shorts made of luxury fabrics and leather. Often worn with coloured tights and fancy tops as evening wear and on city streets.”

Definition:

The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion 4th Edition by Phyllis G. and Sandra J. Keiser

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theartofcostume.wordpress.com terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no. 12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no. 12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no 12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no 12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no. 12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no. 12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

"I'm ready for my close up Mr De Mille" theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no 12

“I’m ready for my close up Mr De Mille” theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no 12

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theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

theartofcostume.wordpress.com Terminology Tuesday no.12

Hoping that gave you a jolly good giggle too.

Happy Tuesday

Bella

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* Bibliography: The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Fashion 4th Edition by Phyllis G. and Sandra J. Keiser

 

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