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Style 180 - Yvonne Roofe

Published:Sunday | September 14, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Yvonne Roofe dressed for church quite conservatively back in the day.
Yvonne Roofe, still stylish but conservative.-Contributed Photos

Cathy Risden, Lifestyle Intern

In celebration of Gleaner's 180th anniversary, we continue with our Style 180 feature to showcase the evolution of individuals' styles and trends. This week, we feature the transition of Inspector Yvonne Roofe, who has come a far way in a few decades, but still loves being conservative and fashionable.

1. Which fashion decade do you prefer and why?

I liked the 1970s. It was a good fashion year for me, when bonded knit and crimplene were the in thing. Crimplene is a heavy, wrinkle-resistant material that I never had to iron. It looked fashionable for that era and everyone was wearing it. It was just a 'put on and go' outfit that I really liked.

2. How would you describe your style?

I would say my style is simple but fashionable. I like to wear unusual things that are fashionable and modest at the same time.

3. What is the one throwback piece that you can't live without?

The one thing I can't live without is jeans, especially bell foot pants. It was my favourite, still is. It can be worn with almost anything and it's easy to just put on and go. Not to mention the nice, sexy, fashionable feeling it gives.

4. What was your fashion faux pas?

To be honest, baby doll and mini dress are just not for me. They are a little too exposed for my taste and they give a ghetto fabulous feel that I am just not one with.