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Monday, 27 February 2012

Julie Carp, fashion queen

Julie didn't take it too well when David suggested she invest in a pair of elasticated maternity jeans
Whether you think Julie Carp’s wacky wardrobe is an assault on the eyes or the closest we’ve had to couture on the cobbles, it seems this vintage vamp is Weatherfield’s unlikely fashionista. Week after week Julie, whose personal mantra is ‘bold is beautiful’, has been rocking up to The Street wearing frocks in fun fabrics – cupcake, anyone? – and an episode last week saw her sporting this season’s block colours, opting for lime green and white. Is the newly confident Carp chasing the chic look now she’s with child and has her man, Brian ‘The Snip’ Packham, firmly on side?

Does Brian appreciate his girlfriend’s clobber? Is he aware of the ulterior motive behind Julie’s choice of threads? We’ve seen this fifties throwback wearing sweetheart necklines, and flouncy, cupcake and heart cotton prints that scream traditional, old-fashioned, family values, leaving Julie looking as wholesome as a freshly baked apple pie.

We can only guess and wonder – some might shudder – at Julie’s future maternity wear. As her bump grows, we’ll be sad to see the back of her fifties frocks with their nipped-in waists and we can only hope that she shies away from voluminous tents and those jeans with the ridiculously broad elasticated waistbands – never a good look.

But onto more serious considerations: what are the chances of this hopeless romantic having a baby out of wedlock? And if there is to be a wedding, that leaves only one, fabulous giddy-making thought… Julie’s wedding dress. It’s enough to put us in a fashion spin…


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7 comments:

Defrost Indoors said...

I love the way she dresses, though I've never understood how she pulls it off on a factory salary. I know there are vintage/secondhand shops but the offers for, er, plusher ladies tend to be thin on the ground.

Defrost Indoors said...

*offerings, sheesh

Tvor said...

Maybe she makes a lot of her own clothes, or she could scour the markets for vintage stuff too

ChiaGwen said...

I'll bet she will come up with some pretty great maternity wear and if she's handy with a sewing machine at the Faktry, she maybe makes her own clothes. Love her character and 50's attire.

Off topic, but geez, those new anti-Robot words are like looking through a steamed shower door and often it takes me twice to have my post accepted.....

Anonymous said...

I love Julie's wardrobe. At my daughter's wedding last June, the bridesmaids wore halter dresses as close to some of Julie's that we could find, as did the flower girl ( my 5 year old granddaughter). The gang looked fantastic!

Also I have to agree with ChiaGwen. It's really hard to decipher some of those words.

Cobblestone said...

ChiaGwen is absolutely right. I'm not a robot but I have real trouble reading them sometimes. Much preferred the old system.

Glenda Young said...

Sorry about the comments peeps, if I could change it I would but I can't.. flamin' blogspot!

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