Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bad News, Very Bad News

I had heard vague whisperings and inferences, but I didn't believe it - couldn't believe it. But now I have read it in black and white from a style reporter - straight from New York Fashion Week (for fall 2009). We're regressing back to the style of the 1980's, and when I use the word regressing I mean it in the worst possible way. Four seemingly innocent words, when put together make me shudder - big hair, shoulder pads. Actually big hair wasn't mentioned, but just the thought of it makes me want to throw up a little bit. I can't even extrapolate my hair into medium let alone big. My only hope in the 80's was a curly perm. I had one good one and 27 bad ones (well, it seemed like that many). Even then I had to bribe and coax my lifeless locks daily to get them to be anything but small hair.

Shoulder pads - I spent an entire decade cutting them out of every piece of clothing I bought. I already have the shoulders of Michael Phelps - no help needed. I collected a whole drawer full of them and then realized I would never be using them and they went in the trash where they belonged.

Let's see, what else was fun about the 80's? Bushy eyebrows? ( I don't even have any eyebrows to speak of), ripped sweatshirts, leg warmers to attractively add to the bulk of your calves, dresses that hit that unflattering mid-calf section, humongous costume jewelry - nope, none if it worked for me then - or now.

Oh well, hopefully this new trend will either stay on the runway or bring back such bad memories that consumers will boycott bringing back the worst fashion decade in history.
PS - don't click on the photo to enlarge unless you like being horrified.


RachelW said...

You've not mentioned one... I fear even naming it, because of the shudder of horror it brings on... stirrup pants!

Amy said...

Yea!! Bushy eyebrows!! Think of all the money I'll save on waxing!! And pain!! How about the headband thingies that went along w/the leg warmers?? (Think Olivia Newton-John's Let's Get Physical video) What a great look!!

Kelly Jene said...

I've seen it. It was horrifying. I had to swallow the bile. Yup, it's back and it's ugly. I was a kid in the 80's but the shoulder pads, big gaudy gold dangly's hanging from everything, the horrendous stirrup pants... God help us all. ;)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oh my. Say it isn't so. Oh well, I don't do fashion anymore anyway.

Anonymous said...

No! Say it isn't so! Perms! Shoulder pads? Noooo!