Very Edie

Think head scarves, frumpish skirts, slightly skewed makeup.
Alternatives for those who don't fancy looking like an S&M mistress from Torture Garden or a batty prematurely aged housewife are "preppy" (anything with a blazer) or "skater style" (not an encouragement to dress like Christian Slater in the seminal 1989 film Gleaming the Cube, but the more Torvill and Dean-inspired ice-skater look, which should pretty much begin and end with fake fur-lined mid-calf boots, which are not, under pain of death, to be referred to as "booties".
That term should be reserved for slightly kinky, ie totally impossible to walk in, ankle boots.

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