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If you could bring back certain fashions or hairstyles that are no longer in style, what would they be? Why do you want to revive them?

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  • The hairstyles that I would love to see make somewhat of a return, would be the women's big hair of the 80's. Teased, curled, poofed, and elaborately done up hair. Many of those hairstyles had personality of their own, even if the girls wearing them did not. Even the shorter hairstyles were edgy and often quite sexy. Some of them were either spiky, or involved buzzing some part of the girl's head; which was always sexy to me. And the girl's punk styles were very hard core. Many of the hairstyles of the 80's paved the way for the buzz cuts and even shaved heads that many younger girls are sporting today. After a decade of mohawks, stripes, and neon dye jobs, pretty much anything goes. As far as fashion goes. I would definitely like to see a more widespread return of the leather skirt. I may actually get my wish, as many of the fashion magazines have reported that leather skirts, shorts, and pants are showing up in fashion collections for the upcoming Fall season later this year. Some are even saying that the black leather skirt will be a fashion "must have" in the Fall and Winter seasons to come. I would like to see limited use of shoulder pads. I know that the shoulder pad situation got out of hand in a bad way (thank you Linda Evans), but in limited applications in a jacket or dress, it had a somewhat sexy look to it. Late 80's and early 90's Makeup: The makeup of the late 80's and early 90's had more flare and boldness to it than what many women are wearing today. In fact, women in general wore much more makeup in that time period than they do now. Many women who leave the house bare faced would not have dared set foot in public without it back then. Especially the lipgloss and lipstick of the 80's... much bolder and glossier than now. And sexier too. 1940's - 50's Hollywood Glamour/Pin-Ups - Women of the 1940's and 1950's had style. The hair, the makeup, the eyebrows, the lips, the nylons, the shoes... A woman that wanted to get gussied up to impress a man in the 1940's definitely had a classy styled way to go about it. the lips were red, the nylons were sexy, the skirts were elegant, and the hair had a flair to match.
      Just to mention a few:
    • Rita Hayworth
    • Lana Turner
    • Hedy Lamarr
    • Jayne Mansfield
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Bettie Page
    • Judy Garland
    • Liz Taylor
    • Claudette Colbert (The sexiest Cleopatra ever!)
  • Whatever it was that Vanilla Ice wore back in the 80's or whenever... Why? Schadenfreude
  • Cloaks/long skirted coats for men. Simply because most people look better with a bit of flare and swirl hanging from the shoulders (I exclude floppy maxi-dresses!) The revival of the trench-coat seems to be going some way towards this... Waists on women. No hipster jeans -- no tunic tops -- no muffin tops spilling over a low-cut skirt; waists up where they ought to be. Of course, you'd have to find women who still actually hadwaists first :-(
  • Most of the time I have abso-freaking-lutely no idea what is in style. I couldn't tell you what is in style today. I could maybe identify 80s hair if I saw it, and I recall that when I was in junior high it was apparently a fad to wear clothing in bright fluorescent colours. Stirrup pants go in and out of fashion on a regular basis, it seems, but I couldn't tell you when they were last in fashion. As long as something fits me and is comfortable, I don't care if it's in fashion. If I'm wearing it to work I might care whether it looks good on me, but I don't serve the public so I don't need to worry too much about what I wear to work.
  • I'm a huge fan of the film noir looks. Tied in second place would have to be the pin-up girl and the Victorian era. I'm sure you can understand why.
  • The toga I think ;)
  • If you could bring back certain fashions or hairstyles that are no longer in style, what would they be? Why do you want to revive them? I would like to see a revival of 1920/30 fashions for women. I think women looked so elegant in those days. People really made the effort when going out. Everybody was so well groomed no matter what class they came from. No woman left the house without a hat and a pair of gloves. Not like today where it is acceptable to shop at your local supermarket in you pajamas.
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