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(Women's Health)   The most embarrassing trend from the year you graduated from high school, unless you're submitter, then the most embarrassing trend was dying from blizzard-dysentery in a wagon, up hill, both ways   (womenshealthmag.com) divider line
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855 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 14 Aug 2022 at 10:35 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-14 7:22:42 PM  
I can't remember that far back subby. So I'll just say "Your mom".
 
2022-08-14 7:39:58 PM  
I guess I was too old to notice any of these trends. What I remember from the year I graduated high school is inventing the wheel.

Just kidding, it was 1978, so it was girls wearing jeans so tight they had to lie down to get them on.
 
2022-08-14 7:42:54 PM  
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2022-08-14 8:17:08 PM  
Dial up internet?
 
2022-08-14 8:29:27 PM  
I mean, I guess.
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2022-08-14 8:30:53 PM  
Guys in parachute pants. I was complicit.
 
2022-08-14 8:38:05 PM  
Bell Bottoms

/hangs old head in shame
 
2022-08-14 8:46:02 PM  
JNCO
 
2022-08-14 8:52:02 PM  
A job
 
2022-08-14 8:53:43 PM  
Heathers my ass, shoulder pads were everywhere in the mid to late 80's
And nobody had a Fanny pack in 89 except for people who camped or jogged
 
2022-08-14 9:11:17 PM  
Hot pants. I wore them under my graduation gown.

/ancient
 
2022-08-14 9:22:31 PM  
Mullets, for the year I graduated and the next 2-3 years after that.

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2022-08-14 9:34:17 PM  
Whale Tails or Super-pale lipstick, depending on if we go by when I was supposed to graduate, the year I finished High-School, or when they apparently held the graduation I didn't go to.
 
2022-08-14 10:04:04 PM  
Ohh, now I remember one. Frankie Say Relax.
 
2022-08-14 10:14:01 PM  

bingethinker: I guess I was too old to notice any of these trends. What I remember from the year I graduated high school is inventing the wheel.

Just kidding, it was 1978, so it was girls wearing jeans so tight they had to lie down to get them on.


Indeed.

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2022-08-14 10:33:44 PM  
Male tight gym shorts
 
TWX
2022-08-14 10:45:00 PM  
"Cargo Capris"

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First, as far as I remember, no one wore "cargo capris".  Second, can anyone tell that she's wearing this alleged garment in this photo?

I think the entire article can be boiled down to "you actually wore the thing that the fashion designers came up with and the magazines said was trendy? YOU FOOL!"
 
2022-08-14 10:46:04 PM  
I don't know.  Not the height of fashion.  1980, I wore flannel shirts and jeans and tennis shoes. Pretty much all year.  (Kurt and co. didn't dream anything up, fashion for guys in high school was pretty well non-existent.)
 
2022-08-14 10:46:45 PM  
1992 and 1994 have Friends actresses and the show didn't air until Sept 1994.
 
TWX
2022-08-14 10:47:37 PM  

foo monkey: 1992 and 1994 have Friends actresses and the show didn't air until Sept 1994.


You actually expected the writer to do research?
 
TWX
2022-08-14 10:51:28 PM  

aleister_greynight: Dial up internet?


I was lucky.  I was in the pilot neighborhood for cablemodem.  It was so early, the entire neighborhood was a single L2 broadcast domain, we were all on the same /23 subnet, and everyones' windows netbeui advertisements were visible to everyone else.  I was already running Linux so I was able to ipfwadm off my stuff and use ip masquerading to let the computers in the house get out to the Internet, but we were able to share files directly with each other in the most ridiculous ways.
 
2022-08-14 10:52:25 PM  

TWX: foo monkey: 1992 and 1994 have Friends actresses and the show didn't air until Sept 1994.

You actually expected the writer to do research?


It's Women's Health, so yeah.
 
2022-08-14 10:53:19 PM  

TWX: aleister_greynight: Dial up internet?

I was lucky.  I was in the pilot neighborhood for cablemodem.  It was so early, the entire neighborhood was a single L2 broadcast domain, we were all on the same /23 subnet, and everyones' windows netbeui advertisements were visible to everyone else.  I was already running Linux so I was able to ipfwadm off my stuff and use ip masquerading to let the computers in the house get out to the Internet, but we were able to share files directly with each other in the most ridiculous ways.


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2022-08-14 10:55:34 PM  
Lots of shorts and pants mentioned in this thread so... why not both? Ladies & gentlefarkers, I give thee the 1976 Chicago White Sox!

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2022-08-14 10:56:13 PM  

foo monkey: 1992 and 1994 have Friends actresses and the show didn't air until Sept 1994.


Yeah but Jennifer Aniston was in Leprechaun by then. That probably made her career.

Anyway, I don't remember any of that crap. Maybe the cargo pants. I think I still have some.
 
2022-08-14 11:04:29 PM  
1976 - I had one

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2022-08-14 11:06:43 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Mullets, for the year I graduated and the next 2-3 years after that.

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And perms for guys:

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Sometimes in combination with a mullet
 
2022-08-14 11:08:46 PM  

bingethinker: I guess I was too old to notice any of these trends. What I remember from the year I graduated high school is inventing the wheel.

Just kidding, it was 1978, so it was girls wearing jeans so tight they had to lie down to get them on.


You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2022-08-14 11:17:54 PM  

baka-san: Heathers my ass, shoulder pads were everywhere in the mid to late 80's


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Shoulder pads. Everywhere. Still, I loved them and still dig broad shoulders.

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Shoulder Pads.

I loved the flowered bowler hats. And the cardigan blazer.
 
2022-08-14 11:38:45 PM  
The 60s didn't hit middle America until the 70s when it showed up in the Sears catalog.  By then we were all too stoned to GAF.
 
2022-08-15 1:06:09 AM  
Hot pants and halter tops.  The 70s were a great time to be a teenage boy.
 
2022-08-15 1:12:55 AM  

Mugato: foo monkey: 1992 and 1994 have Friends actresses and the show didn't air until Sept 1994.

Yeah but Jennifer Aniston was in Leprechaun by then. That probably made her career.

Anyway, I don't remember any of that crap. Maybe the cargo pants. I think I still have some.


Leprechaun was released in 1993. Aniston is the woman pictured for 1992. Also, Leprechaun grossed $8.6M. Nobody's career was made there.
 
2022-08-15 2:02:35 AM  
2005: skirts over jeans

I get that the midwest is considered 3 years behind the coasts when it comes to fashion, but I NEVER saw that. Or if I did, it was such an aberration, my memory forgot it, because it happened exactly once.

Skirts over leggings? Yes.

Now, my highschool? It wasn't apparent until I went to college, but the popped polo collar t-shirt. Demin was a thing still. Skirt or jacket for women. Dudes were rocking cargo pants or shorts.

My school was big enough yet small enough to have an after school special.

You had the burnouts who dressed like nuwave goths. The jocks (with popped collar polo shirts) the nerds who dressed like Nirvana and flannel, and the normal kids, who wore white tennis shoes, khaki pants, and some screen printed t-shirts.
 
2022-08-15 2:24:27 AM  
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2022-08-15 4:56:57 AM  
Celine Dion's Titanic song.
 
2022-08-15 5:14:45 AM  

foo monkey: Mugato: foo monkey: 1992 and 1994 have Friends actresses and the show didn't air until Sept 1994.

Yeah but Jennifer Aniston was in Leprechaun by then. That probably made her career.

Anyway, I don't remember any of that crap. Maybe the cargo pants. I think I still have some.

Leprechaun was released in 1993. Aniston is the woman pictured for 1992. Also, Leprechaun grossed $8.6M. Nobody's career was made there.


Well that was a joke.
 
2022-08-15 7:28:41 AM  
I don't remember seeing any ruffles. Big shirts and big hair were all the rage.
 
2022-08-15 9:08:17 AM  

bingethinker: I guess I was too old to notice any of these trends. What I remember from the year I graduated high school is inventing the wheel.

Just kidding, it was 1978, so it was girls wearing jeans so tight they had to lie down to get them on.


Baggy clothes were in fashion through my high school years. Kids these days get to enjoy yoga pants.
 
2022-08-15 9:34:04 AM  
Class of '93. I don't remember the Disney trend. What sticks out in my mind are the sky-high bangs a lot of the girls used to spray. Like a peacock's fan around their foreheads. So odd. I hope that particular style never makes a comeback.
 
2022-08-15 10:28:08 AM  
Oldest grad class in TFA is 1982.   I graduated H.S. in 1969.

I'm getting more and more used to not even being close to the target demographic.
 
2022-08-15 11:21:27 AM  
Quiana, velour and Cuban Heels.  Elephant bells, checkered slacks, the Midi dress, my gawd. There's way too many.
 
2022-08-15 11:33:49 AM  
Plaid baggies with 3" cuffs

platform shoes with big chunky heels

gigantic spherical afros
 
2022-08-15 12:19:18 PM  
I really never noticed any distinctive style from the 90s on up. Not like the 60s through the 80s had.
 
2022-08-15 12:33:36 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: bingethinker: I guess I was too old to notice any of these trends. What I remember from the year I graduated high school is inventing the wheel.

Just kidding, it was 1978, so it was girls wearing jeans so tight they had to lie down to get them on.

Indeed.

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This is what I remember, ewwww
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2022-08-15 3:44:36 PM  
1982: All of the Socks
Literally nothing was off-limits when it came to your sock game. See here: A young Demi Moore rocking striped leg warmers with gym shorts and a Nike polo. The '80s were truly wild.

Jesus, is the ENTIRE list this farking stupid?
 
2022-08-15 5:19:04 PM  

Nogale: Class of '93. I don't remember the Disney trend. What sticks out in my mind are the sky-high bangs a lot of the girls used to spray. Like a peacock's fan around their foreheads. So odd. I hope that particular style never makes a comeback.


Sorry, mall bangs have been rising up every now and then for way longer than you think.
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2022-08-15 5:48:39 PM  

psychosis_inducing: Nogale: Class of '93. I don't remember the Disney trend. What sticks out in my mind are the sky-high bangs a lot of the girls used to spray. Like a peacock's fan around their foreheads. So odd. I hope that particular style never makes a comeback.

Sorry, mall bangs have been rising up every now and then for way longer than you think.
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Had a girl in high school (Graduated late 80s) that must have put her bangs in a book to dry them. 6 inches tall, and straight as an arrow. But yeah, that look was old and dated by the mid 90s, for sure.
 
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