Friday, July 23, 2010
Flashback Friday Fashion Fail - The Debutante Edition
I just have one question that I should have asked a 16 year old me - What on earth were you thinking girl?????
I'm quite sure that you won't be able to actually find me in that see of white puffy meringues (although it might be fun to play 'spot the white puffy Wally'). I'm blaming it all on the 80's..... the decade that fashion most definitely should have forgotten. It was the 16th May 1989, and I was in Year 10 at the time.
It was a year when jeans had to had cuffs, and Doc Martens were the footwear of choice. I was listening to a very strange mix of music - INXS, The Smiths, Motley Crue (Ok - Motley Crue was totally due to peer pressure).
I loved the dress at the time - it was white taffeta with ruching down the sides and back, a lace overlay at the front, and a hoop underneath to add the poufiness.... oh, and matching white satin gloves of course!
I carried that dress around for years and years. The cat ended up using it as a bed in the bottom of my wardrobe at my old house, so I finally threw it out when I moved last year. I've only just realised that I'd been carrying it around from 1989 - 2009.... that's 20 years!
I hated my hairdo. I lived in a little country town (which I'm certainly not going to mention) and the local hairdresser gave me that horrible puffy blow wave, and then used half a can of hair lacquer to stiffen it. I didn't have time to wash it out and start again, so I just had to go with it.
Ahhhh the memories...... I think it might have even been the first time that I ever had far too much to drink.
If you'd like to play along and show us all your fashion fail moment, then please do! It doesn't have to a debutante ball. It could have been a wedding, a formal, a party anything! Just pop in your link so we can all come and visit.
Posted by CurlyPops at 7:24 AM