I was pricing some books I had for my flea market booth yesterday and came across this lovely gem:
This book is filled with bad fashion & funny commentary!
|Mismatched Neon Socks|
I probably could have taken this picture out of my high school scrapbook...
Quote from book: "In 1969, patchwork was liberated from old ladies' bedspreads and was strutting proudly down the catwalk as vogue."
(What about that pose? Doesn't it scream "Don't hate me because I am beautiful?")
Quote from book: "Easy to wipe down with a wet cloth should the need arise"
(I hate when my flip flops make the "flop" sound when I walk. I can just imagine the ruckus a plastic dress must make.)
"In the late 60's, men grew lion manes and their whiskers turned lamb chop"
(I thought the lamb-chop reference was a joke but googled it & LOTS of entries came up. I wonder if drumstick sideburns are next?)
Quote from book: "Usually floral patterned with frilly hems and bits of random embroidery, they were more suited too burying old grannies in than to going out on the town."
Quote from book: "about as esthetically pleasing as the Black Death or the pox, "the bowl" was very simple to achieve: put bowl on head, apply scissors around bowl, take off bowl, spray down."
(I included the instructions in case any of you wanted to give it a go.)
Quote from book: " modeled by the His & Hers couple on the right, who are showing off vests that they made themselves from old bathroom mats."
(I wonder if I could get my manly man to wear one of these??)
Quote from book: "They made us look like a bizarre hybrid of the macho lady-killer and something that was altogether too feminine and campy."
(I have never seen this fashion statement implemented by anyone I know. Thank goodness!)
Quote from book: "A caftan made you look like the awning on the side of a trailer"
Quote from book: "The suit radiates brightly, just like his teeth."
(I guess these went by the wayside when shiny eyeshadow did)
Quote from book: "Bicycle shorts showed more than the world needed to see and, as with all worst trends, those who really shouldn't have worn them were the ones who inflicted them on us."
(The house we moved from in Louisiana was on a popular cycle route. The first week I saw more bike shorts than I EVER wanted, too. Yuck!)
Quote from book: "There's something wrong with polka dots that you can't quite put a finger on."
(I think they are totally off on this one!! Hellooo....who doesn't like polka dots!?!!?)
While this book was published in 2005, several of the fashion disasters in this book have already made a come back!
How many of these were you guilty of??