Peer Pressure: 80s Clothes

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Remember the 80s? The music was good but the clothes were horrible. I cringe whenever I see a shaker sweater or a Member’s Only jacket.
I wore those clothes because it’s what other people wore. I didn’t really want to stick out. Really, what choice did I have? I was a kid that didn’t know how to sew. I wish I could’ve made my own clothes, like Molly Ringwald in “Pretty in Pink.” However, the odds of looking like a hobo would be much higher.
Since I was only a kid, I didn’t have a job. So I wore what my parents bought -sometimes under extreme protest. I wasn’t allowed to dress like Madonna. The outfit in the “Lucky Star” video was my favorite.
I’m so glad the 80s are over. No more big hair or shaker sweaters. However, I am old enough to dress like Madonna. Maybe too old.

“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

8 Comments

  1. HAHA! In the 80’s I was in my 20’s and I LOVED the clothes !! I still have some and I think they have come back around like 3 times : ) If I wasn’t so lazy I would attach a photo of my big hair. One day I will.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      I think I owned the red sweater. I know I had a green one with a white stripe too. 😉

  2. Barbara Erickson Breuer – Leesburg, FL – I was born and raised in New York City, and lived there until I moved to Florida in 2011. I worked in the newspaper industry for 16 years and left to open my own retail business, which I owned and operated for nearly seven years. I have a BBA in Advertising and an MBA in Marketing. I live with my husband and mother-in-law in Leesburg, Florida. When I am not writing, I spent my time learning Spanish and photographing candid moments and local sights.
    Barbara Erickson Breuer says:

    I loved 80s clothes — I was in my 20s and I had the big hair to prove it.

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