Let’s play.

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This one is going to be fun.

Trust me!

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It’s going to be hard to beat me for awful fashion trends, but please…. I beg you.

Try!

Acid washed jeans ruled in my day. And were made even more obnoxious by the fact that we wore them head to toe. Here I am sporting the required jean jacket ensemble while making friends with a crow.

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Not that bad you say? Then get a load of this…

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Me (on the right) and my future SIL wearing matching acid washed jean outfits, complete with multiple zippers. ( Yes, that’s a bottle of Tanqueray on the counter, gin and tonics may or may not have been consumed. Don’t judge. )

If most of my old high school photos hadn’t been destroyed in an attic leak 30 years ago, I would have flooded this post with personal pics instead of the following Google images. But let’s continue with the awful trends of my formative years.

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Track suits. Nothing I say can excuse them, the picture tells the tale.

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Jumpsuits. Preferably with hideous wide belts.

I’m ashamed to say this trend continued into my early married life as proven by this photo of me in France, wearing my Banana Republic flight suit with leopard print belt and beribboned hat.

Sigh.

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Anyone remember leg warmers?

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It was the 80’s. We were all feeling Jane Fonda’s burn.

So how about you? What horrible looks were you rocking in high school…

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49 thoughts on “Let’s play.”

  1. I was class of ’78 and the dorkiest looking, worst dressed nerd in the history of Goose Creek High School. My dad was a CPO in the Navy with five kids, four of which were girls. I was wearing his hand-me-downs as soon as I could hold his pants up.
    In the ’80’s, after the Navy, I worked the “I don’t have a style” style. I wore Levi’s 501’s, I’m wearing a pair now, a Navy surplus undress blue uniform shirt and a black Brooks brothers suit jacket with a shitload of buttons on it. The jacket is gone but I still have the buttons on a guitar strap.
    Cathy was, and still is, much more fashionable than I am. If I didn’t have good looks and charisma going for me I wouldn’t have had a chance.

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  2. Those darned jumpsuits. I hated wearing those, so uncomfortable in the nether regions. I had leg warmers, too. Stupid things stretched out and would fall down, making look even dumber than I already looked.

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  3. It was easy for the men. Either Ivy League with thin belt, button down striped shirt, loafers and unpleated pants for sosh’s, or white T with lucky strikes rolled into the sleeves, high lace tennis shoes (Keds), unwashed Levi’s and motorcycle jacket for greasers.
    I did both … I was conflicted.

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  4. Fashions? Styles? The weren’t invented yet for high schoolers, or at least the trends did not reach Winnipeg yet. For those schools who did not have to wear either uniforms, or a certain type of top and skirt for girls and shirts and pants for boys (I luckily went to none of those), blue jeans were just gaining credibility for guys, and girls’ skirts had to be measured at two inches below the knees, with panty hose, or they were sent home. (Few ever went home, stupid teachers!) I think in about grade 11 or 12 the panty hose started getting designs on them, but those who wore them were “bad girls!” And then there was me. I wore my brother’s hand-me-downs, so I never got to go to school in new clothes. Styles! Fashions! I never even heard of such things. (My sisters might have pics, but I doubt if they do. Those days needed no reminders beyond what was etched into our minds!) When I left home at sixteen all I took were the clothes on my back, and nothing else.

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  5. Oh gawd, your trends were my trends. The acid wash jeans with the jellie shoes that were so popular but stunk up your feet because,hello they were nothing but plastic. Jump suits WITH leg warmers, now that’s a mental picture I can’t seem to get rid of. I only wore acid wash jeans with cowboy boots while all my friends were into the leg warmers and shit. Then they got into the Madonna phase, rosary beads, plastic bracelets, net T-shirt’s and stuff. What can I say? I was country when country wasn’t cool 😝

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  6. All right, let’s talk about the twins. They have to be modeling those clothes because I can’t even imagine anyone actually buying them. The hair pipe chokers and fake leather chaps are bad enough, but the shirts, Holy mother of vinegar!

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  7. I’m not gonna lie, I kind of loved the slouchy tops with the wide belts. Of course, I was all of a size zero at the time. I had some acid wash, before that was the Izod polo shirts, collars flipped up of course. I recall a phase where it was all the neon colors; I even had neon socks. And of course, the o ring bracelets like Madonna. Parachute pants? oh yeah.
    I love your pics; you were working all of it.

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      1. Oops…I forgot about the fringe vest! All mine were either light brown or dark brown Would have loved some purple! 🙂

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