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Remember when this was in style?

Posted Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at 9:15 AM

Fashion definitely works in cycles, and trends come and go.

What trends of the past make you cringe? What are some of your favorites that have gone out of style?

Personally, I can't stand tight and tapered jeans that are so trendy these days.

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I remember when I use to "peg" the bottom of my jeans! How embarrassing!

-- Posted by Amanda Flynn on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 9:23 AM

Those multi-colored yarn vests were pretty gross in the 1970s, if you remember them. Well, pretty much everything in the 1970s, actually.

-- Posted by welkin61 on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 10:21 AM

I'm really glad the heavy make-up from the 80's is gone.

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 10:27 AM

OMG the madonna look from the 80's.It was so tacky.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 10:44 AM

80s was awesome. There were a few fads but it was a great decade for fashion, music and fun.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 11:24 AM

The FLashdance torn sweats, leg warmers and Big Hair -- don't miss them at all.

I miss the Annie Hall look, though, where grown-up women wore baggy shirts and men's vests and tried to looked arty and intellectual instead of like sleazy teenyboppers.

-- Posted by MotherMayhem on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 12:00 PM

I hated the high waisted jeans from the late 70's.

-- Posted by bellbuckletn on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 12:04 PM

The homemade romper suits that women wore in the late 80s, early 90s. Makes me think the circus is in town.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 12:11 PM

Fashion circles back around doesn't it? They just rename it

Micro Mini skirts became minis

Elephant ear pants became gauchos

Hot Pants became Daisy Dukes

Halter Shirts became cut offs

Boot Leg jeans became Skinny Jeans

Granny Skirts became Peasant Skirts

Ponchos of the 70's look striking like the capes today.

So maybe this tells us we should hold on to our out dated fads...because they will be back.. Question is Do we really want them to come back? LOL

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 12:50 PM

I like the skinny jeans and truly hated the flare leg.

During my college days, men's shirts and leggings were popular and quite adorable IMO.

-- Posted by gottago on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 1:59 PM

I HATE those low waisted jeans and pants out now. I want more coverage. And, they look terrible plump and skinny both.

-- Posted by countrymom on Wed, Feb 25, 2009, at 8:51 PM

Desert Dog hats and leather pants from the 80's..Oh yeah...LOL Hair parts in the middle for men in the 70's.. Rat tails and or mullets from the 90's....ugg

-- Posted by Dolittle on Thu, Feb 26, 2009, at 12:27 PM

remember parachute pants?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, Feb 27, 2009, at 9:33 AM

remember parachute pants?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, Feb 27, 2009, at 9:33 AM

Ha...I had a pair of those "MC Hammer" pants. I just loves them back in the day. LOL

-- Posted by honda14 on Fri, Feb 27, 2009, at 9:37 AM

I loved the way people dressed in the 80s, anything goes back then. They had the Don Johnson's, the Geeks, the Jean Jackets, the Heads, the Flock of Seagulls, The Alts, it was pretty awesome.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Fri, Feb 27, 2009, at 6:25 PM

Annie Hall has been resurrected as steampunk.

(Just add some stuff from the 70's Victorian era,the 80's cowboy days,a little Edwardian and Great Gatsby and throw in clockwork and goggles.)

The idea is to be eclectic,individualistic and ready for adventure should an Emmet Brown,Buccaroo Banzai,Captain Nemo,time lord,slayer or airship pilot require a partner.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Mar 27, 2009, at 10:40 PM

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Sadie Fowler is lifestyles editor for the Times-Gazette.
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