No one consulted me, apparently, when they decided to bring back the 80s. This decade was to style what 30s were to the economy. Let's call it The Great Depression of Fashion. I'm quite taken aback when I see the oversized shirts & leggings combo. And the metallic accessories...wow.
Here's a sampling of things I have yet to see that I really think should stay right there tucked away in nineteen-eighty-something...
Big. Chunky. Funky. Plastic. Face-dominating. Glasses.
What's this? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Next: Frizzy. Big. Hair. And even more specifically: The Side Ponytail!
Unfortunately the side ponytail is back in, however, I'm seeing it down, smooth, and flowing, and not up, loud and obnoxious. I can deal with that.
Remember the stenciled borders around the walls? Mmmm...let's keep her right there under a few layers of paint, shall we?
Ahhh. The tapestry vest. I had one of these. Did you? I don't even think I liked it when it was cool. All this needs is a loose-fitting turtleneck.
Do you remember the lace collars that the ladies would wear with a tight knit sweater? Yep. This is what it looks like. This couldn't come back, could it? (It hasn't actually left for some!)
There's more, but I really shouldn't be doing this right now as explained in my previous blog post.
Although, I firmly believe what happened the 80s should stay in the 80s, I do have an appreciation for some of its offerings:
The Karate Kid
Humongous Cell Phones
Tapered jeans. I seriously can't wait to unveil my tight-rolling skills when it makes a major comeback!!
Commercials for feminine sprays. Seriously? They were parodies waiting to happen.