August 22, 2014

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In my Opinion

By Amber McManus

Some decades’ fashions are better forgotten

After viewing some pretty awesome pictures that actually survived the 1970s of one of the Progress staff, I decided to look back on some of the fashion fads of the past decades. The roaring ’20s with the decked out flapper girls, the greasers and the poodle skirts of the 1950s, the flower power and bell bottoms of the ’60s and ’70s, all these past decades had some pretty cool fashions, and some that should have probably never been. But the decade that I lived through and most familiar with, the 1980s, probably had some of the most memorable fashions of all.

First of all, there were the hairstyles and these hairstyles usually meant copious amounts of Aqua Net. The goal of the perfect ’80s do was to have your locks as big as possible and as stiff as possible. And, an added bonus of coolness was added if your hair was adorned with lots of scrunchies, bows and neon barrettes.

The crimped style was totally rad and I was still sporting this as late as 2002. I never got the memo that this was, like, completely ridiculous and went out two decades before, but if it ever comes back in style, I’m prepared to whip out my beloved crimper again. I am willing to scald my face in a few spots for fashion, and you know it’s going good when you can hear your hair sizzle from the heat of the device and all the hairspray.