The 80's Called...
By Kelly DeBie on May 20, 2011
I had occasion to revisit the 80's yesterday.
It happens from time to time. Most recently when the kids came across an old picture of their dad and asked what was up with his hair. He had a mullet.
Correction. It was just short in the front and long in the back. It totally wasn't a mullet. Right.
Not too long before that, the kids found a picture of me. Shudder. I was wearing....wait for it.....a purple jumpsuit with a fluorescent geometric print shirt. Hell yeah. More impressive than the outfit was the hair. Oh, the hair.
Which color was your Aqua Net can? Mine was the teal, the best one. And I went through more than a few curling irons back then. They'd get coated with a thick layer of goop from repeatedly being sprayed. I think it is funny that now, as an adult, I can curl ALL the hair on my head, even do an up-do, in less time than it took me just to create the wave back then. You all know what I'm talking about. Don't even pretend you didn't have the wave. We all did. It was a good time to be an investor in the aerosol can industry.
I asked a simple question on my Facebook fan page yesterday and within a hour had a ton of replies. What was the worst fashion trend of the 80's? Shoulder pads? Giant t-shirts tied at the hip with leggings? Jeans rolled up on the bottom? There are so many.
I almost managed to get those atrocious hyper glow shirts out of my memory banks. They're back clearly in my mind now too, thanks to one of the replies. You know the shirts, the ones that changed color with heat??? Because everyone wants a visual image of your sweaty regions, right? Who thought that was a good idea?
And yes, I had one.
I never did get a pair of Cavaricci's though. Sigh. Somehow I've managed to survive.
I was a little surprised that this particular item wasn't mentioned on that list yesterday.
Perhaps I should have specified fashion trends for guys.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that is indeed a Members Only jacket. A red one, no less. AJ found it at his grandparents' house yesterday, my mother in law dressed a doll in it years ago. He found the doll and stole the jacket.
And yeah, of course it was my husband's. Of course.
Because it's awesome.
Dude. The 80's called, they want their stuff back.
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