Déjà Vu All Over Again

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?


  1. It is always a never ending cycle..a circle that repeats about every 20 years or so, Before you know it..the peasant look will be back! Or long skirts, or football shoulder pads.

  2. The best thing in my opinion that came back were stilleto heel shoes, loved them and still do, but I can only wear them if I'm sitting down LOL no use trying to walk anywhere, not like the sixties where I could danced all night.
    I'd hate to see the stretchy ski pants come back, as after you'd worn them for a day, it looked like you'd developed a second pair of very large knobbly knees, that got worse with every wearing, and never went even after washing, and what about beehive hairdos. amazing creations.

  3. "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." Eccl 1:9