Tight Rolling

Thanks to my youngest son’s fashion sense (black hi-top sneakers with neon green accents)I coerced my co-workers into a conversation the other night about fashion repeating itself. I’m a firm believer that there are just some things that should be left in the 80’s and 90’s, although I have to admit, E (said son) can totally pull off the neon. There is actually only ONE thing I dread returning to the fashion world and that’s tight rolled jeans. Apparently, I have felt this way a LONG time because I just stumbled upon a post I wrote in 2008 about exactly that. So I decided that tonight I am going to re-post my 5 year old rantings because they still apply. Enjoy!

Yesterday, a dear friend of mine was trying out a new style. She is a beautiful young woman and she totally pulled it off. She was wearing skinny jeans that were folded at the bottem so that they almost looked rolled up. Like I said, she looked great but it immediately brought back images of junior high (late 80′s, early 90′s) and tight rolled jeans. I said as much and everyone looked at me like I had gone batty (which is a look I receive often enough to know what it means). So, my question is: does anyone else remember that horrific time in fashion, besides myself? And did it traumatize you as much? I made the statement that if the tight rolled jean look repeats, as fashion has a tendency to do, I am leaving the planet. I hope no one in that room holds me to it however, since the technology is just not available to sustain life on the moon at this time.

It did bring up another question though. Why does it seem that only the fashions from the 60′s on are repeating? There are so many generations before that time that have great fashion to offer. I don’t see any problem in greeting my husband at the door after a long day of work in a 50′s style dress with accompanying pearls and high heels. It’s actually a testament to our femininity that we are able to vacuum, prepare dinner and take care of the kids in said fashion. Or what about the flapper style of the 20′s? Women really broke the mold then, claiming independence from the expected fashion of the day. All this to say to those that have influence in what’s in style….PLEASE don’t bring back the tight rolled jeans!!!!!

I guess I was a little less wordy back then. Anyway, I’d love to know what your fashion fears are, if any, or what fashion you would love to see again. Please let me know in the comments section below. By the way, I hear Fanny Packs are BACK!

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2 thoughts on “Tight Rolling

  1. Yellow/orange checkered hip hugging bell bottoms with wide flaring bottoms paired with a lilac flowered or paisley shirt. The stuff of nightmares. On the other hand, if someone intimidates you, imagine him/her in those clothes! Bye, bye intimidation. Of course, I never wore that combination of patterns or colors, but I did love my bell-bottoms!

    • You definitely rocked the bell-bottoms Mom. I remember the pictures and being mad that you didn’t store them away and didn’t somehow know you would have a daughter in the future who would want those bell-bottoms one day. And that AWESOME belt with the peace sign belt buckle! Not that I’m holding any grudges or anything!

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