It's the '80s all over again. Leg warmers. They're back in fashion. And not just for ballet. Although Maeve wants a burgundy thigh-high pair for ballet.
When we were in Massachusetts for Parents' Weekend, leg warmers were at all the local stores. Maybe it was just in the colder climes of the United States. But that's how trends go. They start in one area and spread everywhere. Soon they'll be spotted on women in southern California.
Please, please, please, oh ye fashion gods. The '80s were good on the first go 'round. We don't need a second go.
Colorful corduroy slacks embroidered with palm trees, or ducks, or NCAA football team insignia are still in style at your local country club. Worn by men, mostly. Pink and green are still hanging around the club as well. If you segregate yourselves behind guarded tennis courts, that's one thing. But please don't bring back the other street wear from 30 years ago.
Just say no. No to parachute pants. No to ripped-neck sweatshirts. No to fingerless lace gloves. No to anything that hearkens back to Cyndi Lauper, or Irene Cara, or Madonna circa "Like a Virgin".
Fashion. Movies. Books. (The Official Preppy Handbook, anyone?) Is there no originality in anything anymore?
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