Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bad Hairstyles, Bad Fashion... That’s How We Rolled

Nothing screams the 70s like outrageously bad fashion. Here are a couple of examples that will have you saying “What the hell were they thinking?”


My. Eyes. Hurt.


What has been seen cannot be unseen...

I wasn’t spared from this outrageously terrible fashion era. And neither were my brothers:

At least we all dressed equally badly.

Pretty scary, no? What’s even scarier is that I must have liked the pink outfit because I wore it again on another occasion:

Yes, I'm the one with that 'funky' pink suit. My two brothers are to the left (in front).

But how could I know any better? I was a helpless, malleable child during those years, and trusted my mother’s fashion sense. Right down to the shoes. Like in the photo below. Shoes that look like they come from a bowling alley.

The bowling alley must have had a sale on shoes. My in-the-navy-looking outfit isn't much better.

It’s fun going through these old photos taken during some of the best years of my life. I'd do it all over again if I could...bad hair, bad fashion and avocado-coloured appliances included!

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    1. It's fun going through them. They are so entertaining!

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  2. Even in the 1970s I owned nor wore any clothing like the men's clothes shown here. It was jeans or slacks for me. At $27 I couldn't afford these clothes even if I would wear them.

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    1. I spent my teenage years in denim. Still prefer it to anything else! I never chase fashion, no matter whether it's pricey or not!

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  3. I feel your pain, Martha. I was a teenager in the early 70s. I cringe now, thinking of the gawdawful stuff I wore back then.

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    1. Well, at least we all looked pretty ridiculous! Hahaha...

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  4. I wonder if these fashions will ever come back?? I think it would be kinda cool LOL

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    1. Maybe for Halloween! Dress up like someone from the 70s...

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  5. 60s-80s was really bad fashion. Early 90's too

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  6. I remember those avocado coloured appliances! How times change, the hairstyles too.

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    1. Yes, times certainly change! Sometimes certain fashions return. But I hope these never do.

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  7. "What has been seen cannot be unseen..." bwhahahha


    Why are those women standing like gunslingers?

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  8. Hi Martha! You fashionable photos made me remember and laugh! But I think the current fashions are much worse! By the way, Thank you for posting the amazing video of the Canadian forces throughout time. It gave me shivers. I really missed teaching my kiddos "In Flanders Fields" this year and spending time talking with them about Veterans Day and Remembrance Day.

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    1. Louise, I couldn't agree more. There are some things nowadays that are pretty ridiculous. I think every generation thinks it's the best one :) It's when we look back that we ask "What the hell were we thinking?"

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  9. Oh, my, I have pictures like that! This had me laughing because of the similarities. And because of the seriousness with which we wore those outfits! Thanks for sharing these. :-)

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    1. Hahaha...yes, we looked pretty content with our outfits!

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  10. Those are hilarious. I have similar photos. I think you're the one who looks the most stylin' and least embarrassing.

    xoRobyn

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  11. YIKES! Plaids, prints, bright colours, great HAIR, and those wild shoes! Guilty as charged, your Honour!! lol

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    1. Hahaha... Well, I've seen some of your photos and you fit right in there, Jim! It's fun looking back, isn't it?

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  12. WOWZERS ! I remember my brother wore purple corduroys back then funky lol ! As for me I was a farm kid I wore jeans . Great old photos though ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

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    1. Once I got into my teen years, it was jeans all the way for me! No crazy fashions!

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  13. Yes, Jim certainly is guilty....not me EVAH!! Honest!
    R

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    1. Hmmm...well, now... I'm not sure about that. Let's take a peek into those photo albums!

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    2. Oh if you only could see the horrendousness (add laughter) oh oh so uncool!!

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    3. You never know...I may very well see those photos one day. I really hope to visit the east coast at some point!

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  14. I'm not sure if the seventies was so much bad fashion as an adventurous time in fashion. It's interesting to compare Montreal to western Canada.

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    1. It was definitely an adventurous time in fashion. And some of it was a little TOO much of an adventure... Hahaha...

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  15. Handsome guys! Beautiful photos and have a nice family..

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Swati, and leaving a comment!

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  16. OMG! love these. I know I have a few of these somewhere as well .... as I recall I loved wearing a crochet vest that my grandmother made for me ... nothing says bad 70s like crochet outfits! yikes!

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    1. Yes, those crochet outfits! I almost posted a photo of them here, but decided on the bright colours instead! Yikes is right.

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  17. Don't forget hot pants -- my mom made me an outfit for my first day of junior high that would be scandalous by today's standards. And I had a similar pair of "bowling shoes" only in autumn colored suede. I thought I was stylin'. Lol! Loved this post.

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    1. Hahaha...yes, hot pants! Those were really something... I look at old photos of my childhood days and of my teen years and laugh at some of the things that were 'in style'!

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