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View Poll Results: What was the worst decade for fashion?
1920s 2 1.41%
1930s 2 1.41%
1940s 4 2.82%
1950s 5 3.52%
1960s 5 3.52%
1970s 46 32.39%
1980s 39 27.46%
1990s 15 10.56%
2000s 24 16.90%
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:17 AM
 
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The 80s werent bad if you actually lived then. If youre just going by someones interpretation of the 80s its usually wrong.
Um ... I lived through the 80's and I think both pictures are fairly accurate. (Well, except for the college girls' hair.)

Sadly, I have photographic evidence of droopy neon workout gear (not just worn to work out). And no, I won't share. LOL

 
Old 05-28-2014, 11:19 AM
 
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The 50's with the 2000's being a close 2nd.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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Um ... I lived through the 80's and I think both pictures are fairly accurate. (Well, except for the college girls' hair.)

Sadly, I have photographic evidence of droopy neon workout gear (not just worn to work out). And no, I won't share. LOL
Please share
 
Old 05-28-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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The 80s may not have had the best fashions but you know what it did have? The most open minded and accepting society.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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Not sure if it was the 90's or 00's but whatever decade it was when wearing oversized, baggy ass pants that hung to the bottom of your butt cheeks were all the rage would be my choice. I'd pick 60's as the best, especially the late 60's with all the cool hippy styles...might be because I was one.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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The 70s were thee worst! Bell bottoms for women AND men. Platform shoes. Polyester suits. Razor-thin eyebrows for women. And so on. Watch reruns of Mary Tyler Moore and The Brady Bunch to see just how horrendous 70s fashion was.

The hairstyles: the "Florence Henderson" shag; the "Dorothy Hamill" bowl cut; the "Farrah Fawcett" feathered hair"; the middle-parted long straight hair (think Sissy Spacek or Marsha Brady).

The 70s overall looked very old-fashioned.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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the 70's was THE fashion nightmare, guys in skin tight polyester bell bottoms with flared collars and shirts open half way to their stomachs, huge gold chains, the big teased hair, sideburns, white folk with afro's, men getting perms, remember white lipstick? It was TRAGIC.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 01:34 PM
 
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I would normally agree that the 70s were definitely the worst overall.

However, today people look pretty bad. The average person is very heavy. Clothing styles are absurdly casual (like pajama or workout casual) and people have far too many tattoos. At least in the 1970s not everyone was hugely fat and nobody had tattoos.

I see groups of overweight adult men wearing oversized basketball shorts, white socks and pool slips, backwards baseball hats , tank tops and generic tattoo sleeves. This is just out at normal places, like the park or the mall.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 01:39 PM
 
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The 80s werent bad if you actually lived then. If youre just going by someones interpretation of the 80s its usually wrong.




Im going with 70s although the 50s had some bad stuff. And lets not forget people didnt dress all that snazzy during the depression.
Very true. In high school, there really weren't any crazy trends. Jeans weren't sagging or skinny. They were just normal fitting. Polo shirts were popular, but that's not crazy either. And while there were "mullets", they weren't the exagerated mullets people think they were. On men, the hair was over the ears and just a little longer in back, not buzzed on top and half way down your back.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 01:53 PM
 
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I picked the '50s because I have an aversion to everything from that awful decade (thank goodness it's before my time)... the most horrible music ever, the poodle skirts & other big, billowy skirts, the childlike hairstyles with short, thick bangs & saddle shoes for women & men with the rolled up dark blue jeans & undershirts with greasy slicked hair, wreaking of Vitalis. I know the latter was supposed to look tough for men, but it strikes me as exactly the opposite. I see older men today, who still cultivate that Dice Clay look... it's like seeing some 80-yr old doll in a Gibson girl hairstyle.

Then I read all the posts & want to change it to... everything between 1950 & now ... save for some cool '60s women's fashions... like mini/midi/maxi skirts, long hair & psychedelic music & prints. I like the 20s, 30s & 40s, especially for men's suits & hats & women's handbags.
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