Everyone has their own fashion sense. Fashion is a way of life for some, but for others it is a struggle. If you are keeping up with the latest trends, you will know that sometimes the trend works and sometimes it doesn’t. Some of the best trends can last decades. The 80s were big on awkward fashion and now most people would not be caught dead wearing what they wore in the 80s. .
Acid Wash Jeans
Oh my! These are a fashion disaster. These are the extremely light jeans that look almost white. These were a huge trend in the 80s and are chemically altered. These jeans were “acid washed” with bleach. By using the bleach on denim, these acid washed jeans were easily torn. If you were a fashionista in the 80s, chances are you owned at least one pair of these jeans. This fashion trend was all the rage back then! If you wore these today, you would definitely get funny looks.
You may not know these pants by their actual name (harem pants) but you most definitely will know them as “Hammer pants”. These are the pants made famous by musician M.C. Hammer. While they weren’t necessarily extremely popular in the 80s, this is when the trend began. This was a fashion disaster and all remaining harem pants wearers should be ashamed!
Tight Rolled Pants
Oh for shame! This trend was originally intended for cyclists so their pants would not get in the way. This trend was jeans that were rolled on the bottom (up a little higher than the ankles). The roll was done by the wearer and usually included an off-center fold line. If you rolled your jeans to look like this, you were considered stylish! Today, jeans are cuffed so the rolls don’t look awkward like they did back then. Who wants to wear loose jeans with tight rolled bottoms? Not today’s fashionistas, that’s for sure!
Actually this is still in use today, though not seen as much as it was in the 80s. Women used the dickey to cover up a low neckline. It is a simple garment with or without a turtleneck, that is placed under a shirt to give a sort of “layering” effect. Usually this was placed under V-neck shirts or things of a like nature. While this is one of the “alright” trends of the 80s, it is not recommended to wear in the world of fashion today.
Yes, hair accessories qualify! This is one trend from the 80s that pretty much stayed there. These scrunchies were big and bulky. There were bright ones that stood out, saying “Hey you! Look at my big hair!”. Mothers put these in their daughter’s hair. It was one fashion nightmare. Today there is still a company called “Scrunchie”, but they make hair bands and accessories for this fashion era.