Am I the only one out there that thinks you should only have to live through 80's fashions once in your lifetime?
I am going to a birthday party for a friend of mine this week-end. He'll be 36 - he was a teen of the 80's. So his wife decided to throw him an 80's themed party. Sounds fun - until she says we all have to dress like the 80's. I'm going to be honest, by the time I was hip to the 80's, it was 88 or 89, so I really didn't spend a lot of time doing the 80's thing. But I figured I can be a good sport, and yes I have backcombed my bangs 7 feet high, so technically I have experienced it.
We went shopping for outfits and I was blown away. Fashions right now ARE the 80's!! Big shirts, leggings with lace, big ugly belts and those horrid plastic looking shoes. Not to mention the plastic jewelry. I just about laughed! How easy was that! But personally, I don't think I'll be dressing like that on purpose. Seeing the young girls shopping and wearing this stuff; it's hillarious that my purchases were for a costume party. It's funny how these things make a come-back when you are older. I'm guess retro 80's is the "in" thing. Does this mean my grand kids will be wearing low-rise jeans?
All I have to say is if they bring back acid wash jeans, I will have to protest. Nothing good can be said about those - even though I had some and had them pinned and folded at the ankles. What were your favorite memories of the 80's??