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Old 01-11-2017, 10:21 PM
 
Location: WA
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Pastel neon workout wear was all the rage. Leg warmers.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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My eyebrows never recovered. I got them plucked 1-2 times ever, over a 12-18 month period. My brows were thin, and they are still thin. I don't even pluck them any more. Not worth it, they take out 10 hairs and they are done!

I have always left my eyebrows natural and just plucked out the stragglers.


Why is it that the stragglers ALWAYS grow back?! LOL
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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^^^^^ I never heard the word "mullet" in the 80s either, also never heard "hairband" group in the 80s. I agree it wasn't until the 90s that I heard mullet or hairband. Kinda weird.
Never referred to that style as mullets either. Back then it was the bi-level haircut.

I wore expensive Cavarecchio jeans (sometimes with double belts) with those capezios linen shoes when going out dancing.

Also had swatch watches too in every color.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:27 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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A peek into my closet, sorta
for work- https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...40c4204ecf.jpg or - http://www.rustyzipper.com/full/279869.jpg
super casual date- https://img1.etsystatic.com/122/0/13...44003_rqgp.jpg worn with https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...532cb888ad.jpg, tights and ballet flats or jellies
for the C &W club (line dancing was huge then) this-
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...QWl9Nf2O82jHAg and this- http://www.rustyzipper.com/full/309085.jpg
or this- https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...642c4a28ed.jpg with a super tight pair of designer jeans, both outfits worn with my bestest cowboy boots!
for the other clubs - https://img1.etsystatic.com/124/0/10...11567_rf8u.jpg with a very long knotted string of pearls, a pair of white gloves, and kitten heels
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Yep, I remember them. I didn't care for them. Do you remember the stretchy tops that buttoned at the crotch?
Those were great for keeping blouses tucked in and sleek-looking. I don't recall anyone in my environment with big hair, though. But I was in Berkeley at the time, then in college in Seattle. Those places move to the beat of their own drummers.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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College and working in the 80's. Yes to the shoulder pads, no to the big hair.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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A peek into my closet, sorta
for work- https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...40c4204ecf.jpg or - http://www.rustyzipper.com/full/279869.jpg
super casual date- https://img1.etsystatic.com/122/0/13...44003_rqgp.jpg worn with https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...532cb888ad.jpg, tights and ballet flats or jellies
for the C &W club (line dancing was huge then) this-
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...QWl9Nf2O82jHAg and this- http://www.rustyzipper.com/full/309085.jpg
or this- https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...642c4a28ed.jpg with a super tight pair of designer jeans, both outfits worn with my bestest cowboy boots!
for the other clubs - https://img1.etsystatic.com/124/0/10...11567_rf8u.jpg with a very long knotted string of pearls, a pair of white gloves, and kitten heels
I don't think those Gibson-girl type fashions made it out to the West Coast. Frilly blouses were not a thing. I vaguely recall those high waists, though; but not as exaggerated as the ones you have. Those look like fun clothes to wear, though. It's so interesting to see the regional differences there are in fashion.
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:34 PM
 
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OMG! I totally had the big hair! heeheehee! My hair is naturally curly, so I loved the 80s.

In high school most of us wore Levi's 501s and Izod and LaCoste polo shirts with topsiders. My friends and I all leaned toward the preppy look. Most people did, except maybe for the stoners and the break-dancers with their Members Only jackets.

After I graduated high school and began working in an office, many of my sweaters and dresses had shoulder pads. Some of them attached with velcro so you could remove them before washing. I didn't really like the shoulder pad look so much, but it's what was fashionable.

Fun post.
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Hilo, Hawaii
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As a boy in the late 80's: No perm mullet (wet look with mousse) like my older brother . But had spike up hair with lines on the sides (Vanilla ice) and a duck/rat tail going on in the back Lol. My attire: 501- shrink to fit, chucks/vans, T&C surf design shirts - with a spray of Drakkar Noir (girlies love that ).

No I didnt do that tight-rolled pant cuff thing .
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:52 AM
 
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I am curious about something. For men, did you have a Mullet? For women, did you have the big hair and shoulder pads? I think the 80s was the craziest decade for fashion/style for both men and women. Did you really like it?
No big hair, no shoulder pads, no following whatever some *expert* considered fashion.
Always, classic that fit well, lasted for years and was comfortable.
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