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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%
Voters: 142. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-28-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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I vote 70's. The colors. Liesure suits. UGH. No thanks!
Didn't they also have plastic mini skirts

 
Old 05-28-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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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.
There were definitely trends in my high school. Layering different colored slouchy socks, "pegging" the leg of your high waisted jeans, gathering your t-shirt off to the side with one of those round clips, banana clips for the hair, fingerless lace gloves, BIG ugly floral prints (Laura Ashley ... UGH!)
Maybe I just went to particularly trendy school.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 03:37 PM
 
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60s fashion was pretty horrible - the "mod" look and psychedelic prints were awful. It was a complete about face from the ladylike 50s style.

IMO one of the nicest styles for women were the 20s - the fringe, beading, and sexy slip dresses were gorgeous. Then came the 30s - probably the most dumpy look imaginable.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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The 1970's were the best, and apex of American culture. The 1980's was just the commercialization of that. Nowadays everybody dresses crappy and boring like. What I love is how the styles from the 1980's are coming back in right now.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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I voted for the 2000s. How much longer do we have to endure the skin-tight sweaters and too-short shirts? Everybody looks like they need to lose twenty pounds to fit their clothes. Or maybe they accidently shrunk them in the wash?

And the fabrics have a cheap look to them. The colors look faded out and the burnout material looks threadbare. My sense of harmony struggles with the mismatched look.

In the eighties darling daughter pinned her jeans and wore bangs that looked like a donut on her forehead. I chose the Farrah look. It took us nearly an hour to get ready to leave the house in the morning. I want all that time back!
 
Old 05-28-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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For me the 70s all the way. I was in high school and college in the 70s, and we had the worst clothing. It wasn't even comfortable. Does anyone remember granny patch vests? They were hideous. It was like wearing part of a really ugly afghan throw over your shirt. Mine had gold colored chains holding it together in front. I thought I was the bomb in that vest.

I also had a brown plaid wool poncho that I thought was the cat's meow. I wore it everywhere. It smelled like a wet dog even when it was dry.

And I had a pair of hot pants overalls that I swear were made of whatever material they cover the space station with. It definitely was not a fabric ever seen in nature. I loved those hot pants but they made me sweat like a longshoreman.
ROFL! Thank you for the belly laugh...

Peacock strut?
Obviously I voted for the 70s as well.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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There were definitely trends in my high school. Layering different colored slouchy socks, "pegging" the leg of your high waisted jeans, gathering your t-shirt off to the side with one of those round clips, banana clips for the hair, fingerless lace gloves, BIG ugly floral prints (Laura Ashley ... UGH!)
Maybe I just went to particularly trendy school.
Nothing like that at my school. We just had to make sure our pant legs didnt sway as we walked or else we'd be accused of wearing bell bottoms.
 
Old 05-28-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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IMO one of the nicest styles for women were the 20s - the fringe, beading, and sexy slip dresses were gorgeous. Then came the 30s - probably the most dumpy look imaginable.
Loved the roaring 20s look for women!

 
Old 05-28-2014, 06:12 PM
 
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Not even a contest.

Oh My Gawd the 80's...how it has enjoyed a revival is so, so beyond me. It's like, designers at the time were creating clothes that were as unflattering on as many people as possible. The shapes are horrid. Plus, PERMS. And Technicolor makeup. Those stupid headbands worn low on the forehead (sweatband?). Pegged pants. SHOULDER PADS practically up to the ears...I'm scaring myself, I need to stop. There is just nothing, nowhere, ever, at all, classy about 80's fashion.

If you've seen Pretty in Pink, an 80's teen-romance-drama movie thing starring Molly Ringwald, there is a part where her character is designing her own pink prom dress. Only, as she's creating it it gets worse..and worse..until it ends up as the most ugly, boxy thing you could imagine. I couldn't tell if it was supposed to look stunning/high style for the time, or if she is just sadly missing the mark completely but determined not to care.

I have a huge passion for dresses. The 1980's are the singular fashion era in which none of the dress styles do it for me. There is literally not ONE attractive dress from that decade. (as mentioned above, the 70's brought us the wrap dress! Yay.)
 
Old 05-28-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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I have a huge passion for dresses. The 1980's are the singular fashion era in which none of the dress styles do it for me. There is literally not ONE attractive dress from that decade. (as mentioned above, the 70's brought us the wrap dress! Yay.)
I never really started caring about dresses until recently. I dont remember ever wearing any or even seeing anyone wearing them in the 80s. A sundress hung in my closet for awhile but for the most part everyone wore denim minis.
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