Our country has been through as many fashion trends as it’s been through conquerors and so called landlords. We’ve seen fancy pants, cringy hats and overly ornate armour.
The changes in overlords have heavily influenced our fads and sadly for us, most of these looks are dead.
We’d like to bid all those fashion-forward kids to start working at bringing back these chic trends ASAP.
We’ve already seen some infrequent (and glorious) comebacks of this cool faldetta. People have been donning it at fashion shows and anywhere they can to get the attention, but we want more. This practical fashion statement needs to make a proper comeback in this country.
Do you have any idea how useful a PVC għonnella would be in winter?
This trendy prehistoric fashion piece is the most practical summer outfit ever.
It’s so hot nowadays that clothes have literally become unbearable to handle. Wearing loincloths will give us all the liberty we need during these gruelling summer days.
This colourful belt was worn over baggy trousers to keep men’s pants in place. Apart from that practical use, it also had the magical function of holding small objects like keys and coins.
Finally, men will stop asking us to hold all of their keys, wallet, phones and weird trinkets in our handbags.
Anything done using Maltese lace is just divine. This material should be used for the generic drab-looking lace dresses we get from international brands.
A Maltese cross hand stitched over your cleavage? Sold.
A wedding dress made entirely of mesmerising Maltese lace? Yes please, sister.
5. Norman headwear
These floaty crowns were brought to us by our Norman overlords. They look like something Olenna Tyrell would wear to anywhere.
This cool headwear was used to cover the hair, which is totally a blessing for bad hair days. The plus side to these cool accessories come with an overflowing scarf-like drape thrown over the shoulders. Classy AF.
The ċulqana was the predecessor of the għonnella. It was a cool outer garment which was worn over the head in a sideways manner to only cover the back and a bit of the sides of the body.
This scarf-like clothing was generally worn in dark colours like blue or black because apparently Malta went through an angsty age where everyone just wore black and stuff.
7. Body armour
This is something that was brought over by our conquerers as well, but with less of a fashionable flair and more of a “We own your shit now” kind of vibe.
The knights’ armour was essential enough to build Valletta’s stairs in the most impractical way for those who do not own armour.
Hence why we should all invest in a cool piece of full body armour to wear on those special days we need to go to Valletta.
This piece of clothing was like the waistcoat for women. It was a bodice attached to a flowy skirt reminiscent of Olivia Lewis’ outfit in Vertigo, but better.
Do not imagine a sexy and provocative bodice; it was more of a really thick belt tied around the waist with ribbons.
This thing also had a practical use to it as it had snazzy pockets where women could totally hide their trinkets. Bring it back, people.