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View Poll Results: Which decade?
00s/10s 5 5.62%
90s 3 3.37%
80s 3 3.37%
70s 8 8.99%
60s 9 10.11%
50s 23 25.84%
40s 18 20.22%
30s 4 4.49%
20s 7 7.87%
10s 4 4.49%
00s or before 5 5.62%
Voters: 89. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-18-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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Right now, because we can take all of the styles of the past and meld them into whatever we want.

I was very into 'rockabilly' style for many years (still am to a certain point, but I don't have as much money as I did then for clothing) and I also have a few steampunk/victorian pieces in my wardrobe as well. I like the neon and big hair of the 80s, the earthtones of the 70s, the grungy punk-ness of the 90s, the frilly florals and lace of the early 1900s and the straight laced sensuality of the 50s. It's all amazing to me and I'm so happy that I can mix and match all of those styles.

Oh, and I LOVE my tattoos and I like that they're a bit more socially acceptable now than they were in the past.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:06 PM
 
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Right now, because we can take all of the styles of the past and meld them into whatever we want.

I was very into 'rockabilly' style for many years (still am to a certain point, but I don't have as much money as I did then for clothing) and I also have a few steampunk/victorian pieces in my wardrobe as well. I like the neon and big hair of the 80s, the earthtones of the 70s, the grungy punk-ness of the 90s, the frilly florals and lace of the early 1900s and the straight laced sensuality of the 50s. It's all amazing to me and I'm so happy that I can mix and match all of those styles.

Oh, and I LOVE my tattoos and I like that they're a bit more socially acceptable now than they were in the past.
You're a real eclectic dresser hon!
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I like the 70's & 90's.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:39 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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a time of natural femininity that other decades didn't.
You call jeans "natural femininity"?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:42 PM
 
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How about anything BUT the `80s. Born in the `60s and I think I appreciate most styles...but looking at pics of me and my friends in the `80s are the most embarrassing! Whether we were sporting "preppy" or "new wave" we just don't look all that attractive. And OMG, the bows! Our prom dresses were hideous (covered in bows). Early `80s we used ribbons in our collars, which were buttoned all the way up. We used entire cans of hairspray for one night out. It was a fun decade, but unless you were Madonna, extremely straight laced.
This is a completely alien description of the 80's to me. Where did you live, the South or Midwest? I had a teacher in highschool who was from the mid-West. She said she wore hoop skirts in the 60's.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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This is a completely alien description of the 80's to me. Where did you live, the South or Midwest? I had a teacher in highschool who was from the mid-West. She said she wore hoop skirts in the 60's.
Texas, so the South I guess. I went to college in the mid-west and the style was even worse (or at least 5 years behind) there. So what were you wearing in the 80s? The old John Hughes movies pretty much sum it up for me.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:52 AM
 
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I chose the 60's because there is nothing more beautiful than a woman with no bra and flowers in her hair.
If the question was about sexiness, I would say "pin-up girl" era. Your smart, you can figure than one out!
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:05 AM
 
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I like the 70's, women looked comfortable
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:25 AM
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Oh yes! My mother always said she liked the shoulder pads because they made her feel taller (she was tiny), but those haircuts!
In the 80's I worked in an office and we had to have suits. All women's suits, in addition to being exhorbantly expensive, had shoulder pads. The one good thing I saw about them was they padded the purse strap. I always use shoulder bags and if heavy they can cut.

I had a few dresses which had the shoulder pads surgically removed. I thought they looked wierd. I used the pads to pad the edge of the inside bodice of my renfair outfit. Never toss what you can find something to use.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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Texas, so the South I guess. I went to college in the mid-west and the style was even worse (or at least 5 years behind) there. So what were you wearing in the 80s? The old John Hughes movies pretty much sum it up for me.
Must be a Southern thing because that's how I remember the 80's too. Just awful and bows everywhere! And my 80's were spent in Texas also.
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