What fashion fad do you wish you could forget?

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  1. jenweaver

    jenweaver Earning My Ears

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    I still don't understand how we thought that giant poofy bangs, that went straight up, was fashionable! I had the wings on the sides too, my hair was literally a helmet. My mom called my hair my "man-catcher", because if any guy tried to run his fingers through it, he'd get stuck! Had to have the giant purse to tote around my giant can of hairspray. The girls bathroom was a fire hazzard. With all of us spraying our hair between classes, if anyone lit a match, KaBoom!
    In the 90s, the only thing I remember (because it's in all the pictures) was the dark brown "turd" colored lipstick I wore. So not attractive, and it came off on everything
     
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  3. luvmy3

    luvmy3 <font color=green>When I drink I find its easier t

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    I forgot to mention these

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  4. Ginny Favers

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    The only thing worse than hammer pants were hammer pants in flourescent zebra print.

    We also went through a phase of wearing RUN DMC shoelaces around our necks. That was boss.

    Also, one glove.

    And Benneton rugbies. Who made the decision that those looked good?
     
  5. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

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    If you can wear them and look good, more power to you. I have a very petite co-worker who looks awesome in them. But way too many people are wearing them & should not be.
     
  6. apirateslifeforme

    apirateslifeforme The Next Mrs. Simon LeBon

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    I truly miss the 80s. The neon, the oversized shirts, the armful of rubber bracelets, 2 or 3 Swatch watches on one arm...

    But there are 2 things I would never do again:
    1) Any acid-washed denim.
    2) My 6th grade poodle-permed mullet.

    ETA, just as an aside: I have 2 nieces, ages 8 and 6. They have taken to each wearing one of a pair of sequined gloves. However, they claim to have no clue who Michael Jackson was. I'm teaching them how to moonwalk anyway.
     
  7. Ginny Favers

    Ginny Favers <font color=green>I told my husband I think they m

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    I had three pairs, in different colors. *jazz hands!*
     
  8. Acklander

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    The high waisted pants that flatter no one. I was watching an old movie and Dianne Keaton was wearing a pair of pants that ended just under her breasts. Soooo ugly.
     
  9. luvmy3

    luvmy3 <font color=green>When I drink I find its easier t

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    You were lucky, I only had 2, white and grey.

    I am loving this thread, its bringing back so many memories.
    The funny thing is that 80's style has crept back into fashion. A lot of the things my dd wears have an 80's feel to them. Lets hope the fashion designers learned from the first go, some things should NEVER come back!
     
  10. Ginny Favers

    Ginny Favers <font color=green>I told my husband I think they m

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    Oh yes, I remember that in Annie Hall. Why is it that when mom jeans went out, showing off one's butt crack came in? Can't we ever have a happy medium?
     
  11. KristaTX

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    The '80s coming back now is like the '50s came back in the '80s. Who feels old now??? :D
     
  12. JennaDeeDooDah

    JennaDeeDooDah My oh my what a wonderful day!

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    I have to agree with this. First of all, no man ever looks good in skinny jeans. Not one single man. Now, women CAN get away with wearing them if they fall into one of two categories: 1) tall, slender, with long legs. OR... 2) Very petite

    Don't worry, smitch, from your photos it looks like you are tiny enough to get away with this. :goodvibes

    Unfortunately, curvy women (and I do mean curvy and not overweight as this term has come to mean) have a very hard time pulling off skinny jeans because they make their butts and thighs look bigger than they are.




    As far as 90's fashions go, does anyone remember the overalls with the flannel shirt tied around the waist? That's was certainly a look:lmao:. Really high waist jeans with a t-shirt tucked in was also a popular look that I really don't care for.
     
  13. princesspiglet

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    My DD10 loves her skinny jeans and they look good on her. However for me, they are a no go. I have thighs and a butt and they are not meant for anyone over 110 pounds! :lmao:

    Now the overalls were a look I loved and totally rocked! I wore those suckers all the time with my flannel shirt! In the summer I would take an older pair and cut them into shorts and wear a tank top underneath. I actually still have a pair from college that I wear around the house when I am painting. They have splatter marks all over them and look like they came straight out of 1985.

    Another one I remember from my senior year, 1991- black tights under denim shorts with black Doc Martens! We all thought we were so stylin!
     
  14. violetrose

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    Would never wear again: Pumps in every color of the rainbow, worn with business suits. Panty hose

    What I wish would come back is big hair! I had the best biggest hair, it gave me an extra 3-4 inches in height! :rotfl:
     
  15. MissMichigan

    MissMichigan A most peculiar mademoiselle

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    That one is making a comeback. :crazy2: No idea why, but I've seen it a lot lately. I refuse to wear them, even if it means not being able to buy pants or shorts again until it dies out, lol.
     
  16. katrina1122

    katrina1122 My Tag Fairy Tag went bye-bye :(

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    90's fad...rolling and folding up the bottom of your pants to make them tight to your ankle.

    Another 90's fad, dressing up even for school. I graduated in 91 and all thru the yearbook we are all in skirts and dresses :confused3 or in jeans overalls with plaid shirts.

    90's again...silk vests and of course Bass Bucks shoes. I did love my bucks, super comfy andd I'd be happy for them to come back.
     
  17. ILUVALASKA

    ILUVALASKA DIS Veteran

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    Uggs with shorts
    flip flops with nice dresses, weddings, or at dinner in nice restaurants
    skinny jeans
    short, skanky shorts
    the thin, tightfitting tee's that show every roll
    PJ bottoms in public
     
  18. rlduvall

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    Does anyone remember the rainbow suspenders that Robin Williams wore on Mork and Mindy? Those were hugely popular when I was in Junior High [late 70s/early 80s]. I finally talked my mom into getting me a pair . . . and by then it was already out of style. :goodvibes
     
  19. Soldier's*Sweeties

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    Thank you!

    Say it with me folks... LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS!!!
     
  20. superme80

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    Thank you! :worship: I am one who does not look good in them and it is so hard to find normal jeans that fit. And people wonder why I don't wear jeans anymore. :scared:
     
  21. superme80

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    :cool1: Now that makes me happy. Except for the tucking shirt in bit. Think I will skip that trend.
     

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