Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #1

I'm jumping on the Thursday Thirteen band wagon...better late than never.

One of my Face Book friends recently posted some pictures taken of her in the 80's, and it got me thinking about all of the groan worthy 80's fashion trends. Which ones do you remember? Are you too embarrassed to admit the ones that you followed?

1. Big Hair - Lots of hairspray and teased up high! Gotta love it!

2. Banana clips - I have to admit that I wore my big hair. But the funniest thing is that I saw a woman wearing one this week! Who says the 80's are dead?

3. Colored Mascara/Eyeliner - Always extra thick! Blue, purple were the popular colors used. Guilty!

4. Torn Workout Top - Those maniac chicks, gotta love 'em! Some workout tops were also cut on the bottom to expose the stomach area. Most were worn off the shoulder. I was never brave enough.

5. Skinny Ties - Those leather ones were soooooo cool!

6. Lace crop tops - With bra underneath. If a white lace - white bra. If black lace - black bra. Again--never brave enough. Or maybe it was that my mom would never have let me out the door.

7. T-Shirt Clips - They looked like a ring with a bar through the middle and you threaded the bottom of your shirt through them.

8. Shaker Knit Sweaters - Shaker Knit refers to the type of stitch used to make these sweaters. The longer the better. Yup, I had a bunch.

9. Polo shirts - Shirts with collars (collars usually worn pulled up). Plenty of colors to choose from - pastels were a favorite preppy color.

10. Peter Pan Boots - Short, suede boots that all girls wore with their pin stripe jeans tucked into. Loved these.

11. Reebok high-tops - With no or untied laces. Mostly for the boys--or Tom boys.

12. Penny Loafers - My best friend had these.

13. Legwarmers - Flashdance made these even more popular than they already were! I admit, my mother knitted me a pair.

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Ann Aguirre said...

Too funny. But you forgot about knickers and tailored, puffy sleeve blouses!

Marcy said...

Knickers! Of course. I loved knickers...especially when they were paired with puffy sleeved blouses. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by, Ann.

Elle Fredrix said...

Just wait. Isn't there a 20 year rule that says all trends must cylce around again? We're nearly out of time so I think the next few years could be scary!

Welcome to TT!

Marcy said...

Funny, Elle, I was just in a store last night with my sister and she commented that all the big earrings were just like the ones we used to wear. I think the time is near...

Natalie Anderson said...

yep - ra ra (or ruffle?)skirts are big in kids fashion here with three quarter leggings underneath.
Its all TOO scary!!!

Fingers crossed for you in the Ultimate Secret Marcy - and yay on the break through writing session - awesome!!!