Fashion Disasters of youth

  1. What were some of the fashions that you reluctantly remember from when you were growing up?

    I was a teenager in the 80's decade. I remember wearing spandex pants, neon colors, and fishnet shirts over tank tops.

    The Madonna wannabe clothes, skirts with those high heel ankle boots and frilly socks.

    Big fat hip belts over skin tight jeans, lots of different shades of purple.

    And, unfortunately, my mom has the pictures to prove it! :chuckle
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  3. by   JailRN
    In PA in the late 60's we had "Sizzle dresses" they barely covered your panties, actually they didn't, but your panties were bikini and matched the dress. Looking back at photo's now, we looked like infants!! SHEEEECH!!
    Also, remember the white go-go boots??? Now THEY were a fashion statement. And hot pants. I can still remember my father turning purple, eyes bulging out of his head, neck veins distended, smoke pouring out of his nose, screaming, IF YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING OUT OF THE HOUSE DRESSED LIKE THAT, YOU CAN THINK AGAIN, MISSY!!! GET UPSTAIRS AND CHANGE TTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSS MMMIIINNNUUUTTTEEE!!!!!!!!!

    Those were actually the days when we listened.
  4. by   Mattigan
    I shudder when I remember those hot pant or mini skirt outfits with those mid-calf white leather "go-go" boots.

    Fish net stockings were optional.
  5. by   oramar
    Oh yeah, I remember those ultra minis from the late 60's. My poor granny almost had a heart attack when she saw me in one. "Where is the rest of your dress?" she asked me. I was only 20 then and could get away with it. It is weird because I had to wear a white dress to work that came to my knee with white stocking and a cap. I looked exactly like every other nurse had looked for the past 40 years. People were running around in some strange clothing back then but not nurses. It took another 10 years for nursing to even permit pants suits. At least in the Burg it was that way.
  6. by   Beach_RN
    Hey I was also a 80's teen! So here goes...first of all growing up in Queens, New York.... we were all wanna be guidettes!

    So I had the big hair with lots & lots of aquanet hairspray and a teasing comb! tight spandex jeans..... 3 inch heels....very long fake acrylic nails.... airbrushed a nice neon color...green, pink or orange..... Had to have my boy toy belt.. to match Madonna's... how about the stagelight make up..... the black eyeshadow on the corners of my eyes was my personal favorite!

    Or how about the white boots.... with the fringes to match my white motorcyle jacket with the fringes....

    Fishnet stocking with leather skirts.....

    I remember going out to a club wearing a barely there chiffon like dress with spiked heels!

    At one time I cut my hair short on one side long on the other... it was that angular haircut that was popular... I think Belinda Carlyle from the Go Go's had it!

    And yes I went through the Madonna stage also..... lace, bra's showing through my top.... LIke a virgin! lol

    There was also my Flash dance stage...... cut up every one of my sweatshirts I did!

    Ahhhh youth! How tragic everything seemed back them!

    But not matter what! I still think the 80's rocked!
  7. by   rebelwaclause
    I said it on the other post, and I'll say it again here.....

    High heel "Roller Coaster" shoes by Famolare! Had to have the shinny purple "le sac" that was peeling on the inside and fraying at the seems on the outside.

    How about the Levi's Button-Fly jeans that you couldn't wash, because you didn't want them to fade...So ya had them dry cleanned!

    Ahhh...Those wrap-around belts. There was a girl so skinny in my high school, that she wrapped them around her waste a few times then looped it over her shouler. We thought she was wayyyyy cool!

    Jellies! How many "hot feet" did I get with those things on hot cement!

    Fella's? How about the shoe called "GQ?". You remember...Stop playing! Those mesh oxford tie-up shoes with the yellow, red, blue or clear plastic heel! Had to have that "Members Only" Jacket to top it off with with a dash (or half bottle) of "Polo" aftershave!

    And we grooved to Ah-ha, The Go-Go's, Prince, Madonna, Thomas Dolby, The Cars, Cameo, Duran-Duran, The B-52's, Soul To Soul, Devo, Gary Numan, The Bangles, David Bowie, Tears For Fear, The Culture Club, Wham!, Styx, Shalamar and Chaka Khan...

    ....I'll spare you the break-dancing artists!

    You know...We where easy!.....:roll
  8. by   NurseAngie
    I wonder what old people thought about us kids in the 80's! I had that really awful hair that looked as though I walked into a brick wall (ya know...stickin' straight up....I even have a cowlick from doing that for so long!)....dark makeup... Ozzy and Iron Maiden Tshirts with the sleeves cut off if 'em....Levis that I intentionally ripped the knees out and made 'em fringed.... Stupid Bart Simpson Boxers that said "Eat My Shorts" on them....UGH!

    All those stupid Guess sweatshirts in 100 degree weather, just cause I thought they looked cute with Jams shorts!

    Anyone remember Coca Cola Clothes? Parachute pants? Jordache jeans? fake leather pants(ugly pleather things that I loved so much!)...


    Ahhh the memories

    ~Angie
  9. by   Beach_RN
    HOW ABOUT CAPEZIOS!!!! Everybody had them. guys and girls!.. white color...sometime black...

    or The Miami Vice Look! I remember seeing picture of my husband... he swore he was Don Johnson!
  10. by   studentOH
    HAMMERPANTS

    Bri
  11. by   CountrifiedRN
    Oh, so many memories!

    Capezios, parachute pants, and pleather! Guilty!

    I remember all the guys getting their hair spiked like Billy Idol!

    And guys used to cut their t-shirts to half shirts!

    And I think it was Heather that mentioned leg warmers on another post. I had a few pairs of those!

    Bangle bracelets, wearing a ton of them on one arm!

    Pinstripe jeans, and those flare skirts with a V in the waistline.

    Shirts with puffy sleeves.

    Nikes with the red swirl.
    Last edit by CountrifiedRN on Aug 15, '02
  12. by   shannonRN
    what about wearing those two different colored socks....say one green and one black....on the left foot you would have the green on top and on the right with the black....you get the drift.

    for my high school graduation, my mom wanted to put out all of my pictures. well, my middle school years were somehow missing..i don't know how or why!!!
  13. by   tiger
    any one remember earth shoes? or the blue tenni shoes like starsky(oh i loved them and him). need to add starsky and hutch to the tv. show thread.
  14. by   Beach_RN
    ok..... How about this one! Joey Buttafuco pants..... remember!

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