Tuesday, January 10, 2012

what's in a name...

...or the genius of re-packaging..

The other day my eldest daughter called and said "Mom, you got me hooked on Yoga pants.."

Yeppers..from Old Navy..

black....comfortable..non-ironing-needed..no zippers or rivets or buttons...or pockets.

We used to call those ....

Stretch pants.

yes, those banes of the 70's housewives..re-packaged into..

Yoga pants.

Then there's conditioner.

Shampoo, rinse, condition, rinse.  Shinny, soft, tangle-free hair...


Cream Rinse.



Conditioner..

Old Navy again..this time it's..compression pants..

skin-tight, seriously-bathing-suit-body-armour-full-length ..compression pants???

Girdle...seriously....


what have you noticed that has been re-packaged?
-me

15 comments:

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Haha very funny..love the compression pants.

diane b said...

If you had a figure like that you wouldn't need compression pants. It makes me laugh how they have super models modelling girdles when they don't need them.

Please don't take offence to this but we feel Americans re-packaged the word "toilet" into "bathroom". A bathroom is where you take a bath, shower or wash. I realise that some bathrooms have a toilet too and that toilet is regarded as not a refined word but I still find it funny.

Holly said...

Do they have compression pants that go from the neck to the ankles? Now i would buy those!

eef said...

lol, funny! i love yoga pants too. =]

Vee said...

I'm still waiting for the stirrup pants to come back. =)

Scrap for Joy said...

So funny Colleen! I hadn't thought about it before but you're right. What's the saying, "If you wait long enough, it will come back in style"...only repackaged! Now-do you think all of the beautiful plaid, wool, pleated Pendleton skirts at the very back of my closet will make a reappearance?
xoxo
Joyce

Scrap for Joy said...

So funny Colleen! I hadn't thought about it before but you're right. What's the saying, "If you wait long enough, it will come back in style"...only repackaged! Now-do you think all of the beautiful plaid, wool, pleated Pendleton skirts at the very back of my closet will make a reappearance?
xoxo
Joyce

Sue said...

Love these and I was thinking along the same lines the other day as I donned a pair of my yoga pants...thought these are VERY similar to stretch pants of the 70s that I would not have been caught dead in (I then weighed 120 lbs though, so the 'landscape' was slightly different).

Great post!

Hugs

lifeinredshoes said...

You are too funny, and it's so true!

Breezy said...

I might have to check out those yoga pants.. (do you have to do yoga????)
Toooo funny.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Didn't know they called those compression pants! I have to get into Old Navy and check things out.

Garden of Egan said...

Well, you are absolutely right! I hadn't thought about that before.

It's acceptable to wear yoga pants too, right?

I did use cream rinse. Girdle.....will never use one. I know I probably should, but I'd rather have a root canal that put something that miserable on. I can't even stand panty hose....or have those been repackaged?

Vicki/Jake said...

Life! :)

Laurie said...

I too well remember stretch pants. And stirrup pants. As far as re-packaging? I feel like I'm doing that every day. Not always the way I want it!

Sharon said...

Old girdles cut up make great sling shots! (I know this for a Fact).