Monday, 2 April 2012

B Is for Bellbottoms and The Bump.

Bellbotttom trousers were what the well dressed teenager was wearing in the sixties.These trousers flared out from the knees and could be as wide as you wanted them to be in fact the wider the better. They had to be worn with high wedge shoes or platforms and had to cover the shoes completely. In the eighties we had flares and the nineties and today we have bootcut trousers, they all came from the bellbottoms and we had them first.

"There's a new dance that is going around called the bump, do the bump" We all loved this dance in the seventies and it was a jolly good workout. The song was sung by a group called Kenny and we bumped hips, arms and bottoms with our dance partner as we sang along to their song.
Here's a masterclass on "The Bump" and no, it's not my husband and I in the video  although we could do it every bit as good.

42 comments:

  1. Oh theyre cool, I've never heard of those before!

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    1. Oh No! I'm feeling really old now!

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  2. I really enjoyed your post and may even try out a little bumping myself. I used to have an obsession with extremely wide trousers during my youth, usually they were wider than me!

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  3. Thanks,yes it really was the wider the better. The bump is a really good workout, don't know why no one's thought of bump exercise classes,lol!

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  4. They are cutting some SERIOUS shapes aren't they? Haha! I would love it if everyone danced like that in nightclubs these days :)

    I'd have loved to have grown up in the 70s. I'm thrilled to see the 70's trends are coming back!

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    1. Yes I think I was a bit better than those two lol!!

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  5. A fun dance and good workout, I agree :-)

    Doris

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    1. Maybe I should think of doing it again to keep fit!

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  6. Visiting from A/Z; I do remember bell bottoms and the bump, LOL. I guess that ages me, doesn't it? Thanks for a bit of nostalgia! Enjoy the rest of the challenge!

    betty

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  7. Thanks goodness I'm not the only one,I was beginning to feel like a dinosaur! lol

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  8. I adored bellbottoms. I still do, but I suppose I'd look a bit silly if I wore a pair now. Those were the days when I could get into the trousers my skinny dad wore when he was in the navy. Ah, happy days.

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    1. What ,free bellbottoms? I think the nearest is palatso trousers big wide ones and I still wear them on holiday.

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  9. I stole my Mums bellbottoms that she had kept from the 60/70's and used to wear them everywhere, so comfortable, and lets face it are very cool. Unfortunatly though as my mothers waist line grew out of them, so did mine (and much faster by the look of her photos lol), I might just go hunting for another pair :)

    enjoyed reading your post.

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  10. Thanks for your comments ,yes they were very comfortable.

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  11. I've never really liked the bellbottoms aesthetic, but my mom sure did. We've got many, many photos of her sporting hers (the wider the flare the better) when she was a teenager and into her twenties :)

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    1. Your mom sounds very stylish. Thanks for reading.

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    1. Lol! At least they're enjoying themselves.

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  13. Bell bottoms ! I had a few pairs during my early teen years; wore them with 'clogs' - those were fun as well !

    When I first read 'bump' - I thought of 'baby bump' not the dance bump hehe

    Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Yes I wore clogs too ,I had forgotton about them. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. I remember having a fabulous pair of striped bell-bottomed trousers BUT I've never heard of a dance called the Bump. I was probably too busy with my two bumps i.e. having the children when you were doing the bump with your hubby!

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    1. Well you could always watch the video and have a go!!!

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  15. I had a pair of bell bottoms in pink color, brings back memories :)

    http://sulekharawat.com/2012/04/02/best-friend/

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    1. Glad I brought back some memories. Thanks

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  16. Found you through the A-Z Challenge. Love the theme and am following now.

    Well done!

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    1. Thanks for commenting and following.

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  17. Bellbottoms, a fabulous B word! How well I remember.

    Welcome to the Challenge!

    KarenG

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    1. Thank you Karen glad you enjoyed it.

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  18. I remember how I felt when "bellbottoms" came back this recent era and I cringed. I've never cared for anything 70s--I get the hebbie gebbies over the 70s. But I have to admit that the flare on jeans look cute! ;)

    Elizabeth

    A to Z co-host

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    1. I think an era like the seventiesis only good when you're living in it or reminising,they shouldn't revive old styles. Been there done that...

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  19. I remember bell-bottoms and hip-hugger bell-bottoms, too.

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  20. I like the 'bump'! :D

    Look forward to your challenge posts...
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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    1. Thanks for finding the time to stop by, you must be so busy.

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  21. Oh my, what wonderful memories you brought back. Thank you!!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it.thanks

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  22. Oh I so remember those bell bottom pants and the bump. Memory lane was wonderful. Thank you for the smile you brought to my face this evening.
    Blessings

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    1. You've brought a smile to my face too. Thank you for your lovley comment.

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  23. Oh yes Bell bottom pants, and I used to own culottes, bright orange...lol. gag! Loved the dancing. Great post.

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    1. Diane thank you for commenting twice! So, but bright orange? What were you thinking? lol!!

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  24. Oh yes the Bell Bottoms... I used to own bright orange culottes..lol Gag! Loved the dancing, great post.

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  25. Man, I am not a fan of bell bottoms, and I've hated them every time they've cycled back into fashion. But they do have a certain flair. Hee!

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