In these tough times, are fancy, vintage clothes a mere frippery?
Turns out, yes they are.
Turns out yes they are even when times are good.
Well, we stumbled upon this definition while indulging in our favourite vice of idle dictionary browsing.
Okay, we take umbrage with the “tawdry” bit. And at the same time we frown upon the sniffy condemnation of “showy” and “unnecessary”. (It is necessary to be born; it is necessary to die. In betwixt those two necessities why shouldn’t one rage against the dying of the light by being showy from time-to-time?)
But we were rather delighted with the origin bit.
Here’s to fine fripperies!