Fashion is starting to make me feel old. I am seeing things become fashionable again that I not only remember from the first time, but I spent my entire part time job pay packet on.
There are many things I have worn that my small people will one day either laugh at, or cringe at how embarrassing I am. Some of these things I hope never become fashionable again.
How many of these did you have?
The Jelly Bag
A wholly impractical bag that had holes. Not only could everyone see your possessions, but your possessions were likely to fall out and go missing. However you could get one in any colour under the rainbow, and they were available from all good market stalls.
The Shell Suit
Seriously, there was a time when these were the height of fashion. Just ask Anneka Rice. All the kids had them. Again they were available from all good market stalls. Nowadays they would be classed as a fire hazard and would not pass health and safety tests. We were living on the edge in Nylon heaven.
The Satin Shirt
The height of sophistication, and available in a range of colours. Of course the high street ones were more polyester than satin. A lovely breathable material for hot sweaty night clubs. The Satin Shirt was synonymous with sweaty pit stains! Scully wore hers in her search for the truth.
The Body Suit
I wore this way before Beyonce. Although not with fishnets. They were great, until you needed to wee. Then you had to be a contortionist to get the poppers done up again. Come on own up, who rocked the body suit undone and hanging over jeans look?
I loved my Kickers. All the cool kids had kickers. And me. My mum said they were ugly, masculine and stompy. Being a teenage girl having your mums seal of disapproval just made them cooler. Nothing bad to say about these bad boys.
Your ponytail added another 4 inches to your height. Once scrapped as high as physically possible and accessorised with a scrunchie you had to tease (a lot more painful than it sounds) sections of hair out, for what nowadays is being described as a gringe (grown out fringe) ala Kate Middleton. You only had the ponytail right if at the end of the day you had a severe tension headache. Nobody needed botox, the pineapple ponytail was an effective face-lift.
Which fashion trends do you remember for all the wrong reasons?
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