Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Beauty From The Past

I recently showed my kids some old photo albums which featured pictures from my childhood and high school years. I was shocked at the amount of disrespect they had for the 70's and 80's. They just laughed at how ugly the clothes, hair, and people were during that time. I guess I haven't taught them that they need to respect their elders.

Exhibit A features two stars who were at the top of their game in the 70's. Shaun Cassidy and Farah Fawcett. Feathered hair, bell bottoms, and platform shoes defined the 70's. Hair was longer and earth tones were big.

Exhibit B shows Tubbs and Crocket who were poster children for the 80's. This was a time for bright colors, poofy hair, shoulder pads, leg warmers, members only jackets, and stirrup pants.

The Wedding Singer did a great job of portraying the 80's.

Even though many of these styles are embarrassing in retrospect, I still prefer the cleaned up yet dorky 80's look to the grungy, dirty baggy pants look that came after it in the 90's. It is amazing how fickle style is. Clothes that were once cool and in style are later only sought after for Halloween costumes that mock the earlier era or are worn only to get a laugh.


Crystal Pistol said...

I'm a huge fan of 70's style. They had it goin on!

mCat said...

Shaun Cassidy was my crush. Those feathered side bangs....

Pat Hatt said...

haha but then it comes back around again and is oh so cool.