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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Deirdre's chain belt - how old is it?

I was just wondering about Deirdre Barlow's chain belt. I thought that she only had the one - a gold-coloured one - but clearly the one shown in this photo is different - kind of silvery with a black leather-style detail.

I have a feeling that the gold-coloured one is the original chain belt. Does anyone know for sure? And can anyone remember when she first started wearing a chain belt?

As far as I can remember - and I've not been taking my Gingko Biloba as regularly as I should - chain belts came into fashion in the mid to late sixties. And went out again maybe in the early seventies. I'm not sure I've seen one for sale since about 1976 but I'm no fashion expert and maybe I don't go to the right places.

At any rate I'd say Deirdre's chain belt ranks with Liz McDonald's zig zag necklace-thingy as an iconic piece of Coronation Street "wardrobe".

3 comments:

Tvor said...

In the early 90s, Deirdre had that frizzy perm and was usually seen wearing skirts and blouses tucked in. It seems to me we started seeing the chain belt about the time she finally got new specs, the smaller ones after Dev accidentally broke her large ones. New hair, new specs, crush on Dev and i think about that time her previously skinny frame started showing a bit of middle age spread. I think that's the start of the belts and that's at least 10 years.

Sea Penguin said...

Thanks for that Tvor - now I'm going to ask how Dev broke her specs - and I'm not sure I want to know!!

Anonymous said...

It's hideous! :D

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