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8/31/14 2:05 P

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also I remember love beads, mood rings and were go go boots inn the 70s?

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I wore, bell bottoms, hot pants and sizzlers

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I remember go go boots, bell bottom pants, painters pants with all the pockets. I use to get mine at an army surplus store.

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Who else rocked Maxi skirts as well as Mini skirts? And of course Hot Pants with Go Go boots! LOL!!

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I rocked those:)

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Hip hugger bell bottoms

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The elephant bell bottoms!!
The only reason I remember my waist size from high school was my favorite pair of blue jeans were bigger at the bottom than at the top! They had a 29 inch waist and a 30 inch flair. They even had a 33 inch inseam to fit with my brown and blue saddle shoes with the 4 inch platforms. When I stopped wearing those platforms I couldn't figgure out why all my pants dragged.
Today I wear a 38 inch waist with a 30 inch inseam but I am starting to get into 36 inch waist in some of the larger makes so progress is happening!
A line from Rod Stewart's song "I was only joking" just popped into my head
"my father said we looked ridiculous..."
but man we were hot!! emoticon

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I remember vividly a class pictures taken with a bright yellow polyester, mesh sleeves. I also remember another picture with me in a green dress with red sleeves. Both dresses were short but so was I!!

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Tube tops, with running shorts worn with tube socks, iron on tees, converse, flares and thin glittery scarves (I thought I was coolness personified). Wrap-around skirts worn with with red platforms and best of all, shorts and tops made from terrycloth material! Ah, the 70s.

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I do remember those. Fun!

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My biggest clothing (and beauty!) memories:
Ditto jeans with the saddleback seam
Denim “Bon Bon” brand overalls with brass buttons up the bib
T-shirts with iron ons
Knee high boots
Jeans with embroidery on the back pockets – I had a pair with roller skates & the laces actually tied! & one pair with ice cream cones.
Dolphin shorts
Leotards
Leg warmers

Maybelline Kissing Potion (might be the sticky lip gloss others mentioned)
Bonne Bell Lip Smackers
Village Brand “Lip Lickers” in the little rectangular tin


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Don't remember those

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4/1/11 7:52 P

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Does anyone remember the little beaded bracelets and necklaces that we used to make ourselves? We'd string tiny, colorful beads on elastic thread. They did make a comeback when my kids were in junior high. They even had the compartmented plastic boxes to hold all of the beads.

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3/26/11 11:01 A

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Oh I remember those bracelets I wanted one my parents wouldn't get me one

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3/26/11 10:39 A

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Does anyone remember POW bracelets during the Viet Nam era? Those were an awesome way to show support...even though they were also a fashion statement. Hey, why not combine both? I don't see anything like that out there now, in support of our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. But I'm not a teen girl anymore. Maybe I'm missing something.

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2/24/11 9:10 P

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"...but the day the guys start wearing tight, silky, flowered shirts, and plaid bell bottoms with platform shoes...may be the day the world as we know it comes to an end. lol!!"

I agree

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2/24/11 10:21 A

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Yes, the shag haircut! And it's come back...in an updated form.

I remember the homemade clothes, too. My mom made us a lot of cute things, and I even learned to sew, too...back in the day. It was more economical to make clothes, and we could have more creative things. Too bad that had to change. Even if we still had the time and desire to sew, it's more expensive now than just buying stuff.

My 23 year old daughter and I had a fun conversation about the styles from the '70s coming back. Girls clothes are very similar now...but the day the guys start wearing tight, silky, flowered shirts, and plaid bell bottoms with platform shoes...may be the day the world as we know it comes to an end. lol!!

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2/24/11 7:58 A

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OMG the shag haircut almost forgot that one

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My sister and I had a pair of Hee Haw overalls. My grandmother had 3 boys, so when my sister and I came along she would buy us matching clothes, we're only a year and 9 days apart.

She also made us matching halter tops, my mom would make us a lot of clothes, too.

Oh yeah, and at some point I had a shag haircut, the Dorothy Hammill, and I was the miniature of Toni Tennille. Oh yeah, I had it going on!

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2/15/11 11:11 A

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A little i am seeing some 70 inspired fashions again I've seen maxi dresses recently

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Has anyone noticed all of the 70's inspired clothing coming back out? I'm really glad to see wedges again on shoes, and also the chunkier heels. I like wearing heels, but at my age, I'm afraid of breaking my neck. I won't be buying any of the new platforms, however. They're getting bigger than ever again now, and I do remember a horrible sprained ankle back in college from wearing those!

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I never ironed my hair but I remember braiding it wet before bed and having really kinky hair for school. I didn't to it for too long but a few weeks for sure! Memories...

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No I didn't iron my hair straight

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Some of my friends had the Dorothy cut. I was more in to the long, straight look with the bangs in my eyes--like Cher. My hair was already stick-straight, but I just had to iron it, too! Did anyone else iron their hair or wear those huge juce can rollers? My friends and I used to even sleep in those at night!

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I wore my hair like that in high school for a spell.


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Just was thinking today its not clothing but the hair do you remember the dorothy hamill hair cut? wore my hair that way during high school

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don't remember those at all

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You likely were!!

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Does anyone remember those "saddle shoes" that were an updated version of the 50's style. Ours had a little platform, a higher, chunky heel...and came in various color combinations. I actually had a white pair with red across the arch. I thought I was just the coolest chick in the school!

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loved the bell bottoms I also had what were called the elephant bell bottoms my dresses were the maxidresses loved those dresses

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Carmen you said yours was blue and white mine was red and white with a thin blue line i think going around the blocks--juls

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No doubt you were cool!! I remember feeling quite pleased with myself as well in the '70's! Oh the get ups!!
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Loved the halter tops...my fav were bell bottoms...I had a pair made out of blue and white checker pattern and I thought I was so cool! There is a picture of me wearing them in one of our family albums that cracks me up!!

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I loved halter tops (back when I could get away with wearing them) How about those platform shoes they were so ugly but I wore them any way emoticon

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Living in Australia we had some of the clothing trends talked about here - platforms, hot pants (I was too young to wear them though!), suede jackets, fringed everything - including shoulder bags... halter tops (I was too self conscious to wear them too). Locally the clothing styles included multi-coloured striped knee-hi socks, flared pants, bermuda shorts, knicker-bockers, body shirts (I had a purple one I thought was SO cool - lol)! Plus Dunlop tennis shoes, desert boots and jeans shoes. Ahh, the memories..... !

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yes i wore them often if i am remembering well they were cool on the summer

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Did any of you wear halter tops? I was so self conscious but I wore them close to home.
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i know it is funny but i know we all those were the shoes to have and to wear them everywhere. I tried to find a picture of them on the internet no lucky but did find that candies came out in the 70's----julie

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I had a pair of Candies. They were the sling type with red mesh and tan leather edges. Absolutely the most uncomfortable things I've ever had on my feet! Did the bell bottoms, mini skirts, sizzlers, halter tops. Anyone remember the clothing that Coca Cola sold? Now that was something! Get people to buy clothes to advertise your product - marketing GENIUS! And idiots like us did it :-) I'll have to try to dig up pics of that; hilarious!! Coke pants and floppy hats!!

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i tried to look up on the internet but i did gather that the "candies" shoes started in the 70's but i could not find a picyure of the kind i wore in high school. But i did find a co-worker that did remember them as well we are about the same age. Wished i had kept them could send a photo but you know what i figured those days were long gone.---julie

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I've never heard of 'candies' before. I remember when I was in grade eight, earth shoes were the rage! I had a navy pair and loved them!!
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i remember in the late 70's wearing shoes called "candies" it was a wooden plank with a strap that wraped somehow around the wood pice a then came up and it wraped around the ankle and then tied. You walked you made a clumping sound cause that wood did not bend at all so the straps needed to be loose but tight enough to stay on your foot. That was the craz when i was in high school in the late 70's every girl to wear in the spring.---julie

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I remember Dr. Scholl's too. I had to squeeze my toes to hold them on. I either ended up kicking them off on sidewalk or I would get a foot or leg cramp.

For my 3rd grade picture (1976), I was wearing a white ribbed turtleneck and a red plaid suit and had a shag hair cut.

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I remember wearing knee high socks in elementary and high school. I remember using rubber bands to hold them up, with the tops of the socks folded over to hide the rubber bands. Seems kind of silly now, but it wasn't back then.

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Oh yea here we go!! I begged mom to buy platform shoes and I fell lots and threw them in the back of the closet. Go-go boots might have been phrased in the 60's but we wore the tall ones. Earth Shoes sounded like a great thing but my parents said "too expensive". I still don't know how they fit!!

Toe socks. Rainbow. But not at school. LOL

Bell bottom pants. Everyone wore them. The Navy wore them too so Dad didn't see what the big deal was. I was raised learning how to sew so I had tons of patches on my jeans and jackets. I think I still have them stored in my sewing stuff LOL Mini skirts and hot pants. I "got killed" when my parents saw me in a mini skirt. So that ended that. Dad was disgusted since he could see their underwear if they bent over. Hot pants were out of the question anyway since I had a fat butt.

Gauze shirts were great. No ironing. Halter tops were everywhere. Gave me weird tan lines too.

I had a suede fringed vest!! Made me look cool. (rolling my eyes now)

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I was a child through the hot pants craze. I was so cool because my mother made my hot pants. They were hot pink. No one else had them, only me and I was the envy of the neighbourhood girls. I envy them because I couldn't wear high boots because I had muscular calves. Even at age 10yrs old my calves were rock solid and large. Still I was cool for the outfit. I also had pop tops, no one had a mother who would allow that and my mum made them for me. What can I say, I have a cool mum. LOL!!!



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Class of 1975, checking in here!
I grew up in urban L.A. and we were into the soul and funk music as well as Elton John, etc. So not much hard rock or country influence around.

Does anyone dare remember the hot pants outfits! OMG. In 1972 2 girls at my high school had the same hot pants outfit memorialized by wearing it in their senior picture in the yearbook! Imagine short shorts with a knee length matching jacket, along with knee high boots.

That fad was over quickly!

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LOL! Boy do I remember the clothes! I loved my platform shoes! I've always been short and this was one way I could be as tall as everyone else. Bell bottoms were the all the rage too. And remember Jordache jeans? And I think Sergio Valente were popular then too. I had those same rainbow socks too but could never be comfortable in them. And Dr. Scholl's hurt my feet. I couldn't believe so many were able to wear them. I actually remember my prom too. My date wore a blue ruffled tuxedo shirt! LOL!

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(is anyone else having issues with SP? boxes coming up as red X?)

Never heard of buffalo sandals, Chic or Pimento Jeans or split knee jeans. Up here it was either Wrangler or Levi jeans. And you wore either brand depending on your status. Plus guys tended to wear Levi while gals wore Wrangler.

Our area never got into the whole disco look. We banned it. *chuckle* We were too heavy influenced by rodeo or the other side, drugs - both which have their fashion statements - to get into disco. We had some disco play at school but mainly it was hard core rock and metal. We didn't let the country freaks play their music. LOL! And now here I am listening to country. Funny how that works. We used to laugh when we watched Saturday Night Fever to see them wearing those types of clothes. But the guys here just never got into that - thank goodness.



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Well the guys who wore them thought they were something!! LOL Isn't a hoot what becomes fashionable!


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A real trip down memory lane here. I do remember buffalo sandals..They stained my feet for days..I remember Chic jeans, Pimento jeans..Dr.Scholl sandals and earth shoes..My faves were a tan colour! I remember "split knee jeans" , the ones that had s different fabric starting about knee height?
How about some of those nylon , tight shirts the guys wore, hanging open with their "gold chains"..And the colour combinations, weren't they something?

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It definitely is! My sister had those rainbow socks too! LOL

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I tried Dr. Scholl's, but they just gave my toes blisters. I always wore these sandals called buffalo sandals. Something about you had to get them wet right after you bought them and they molded to your feet. I also wore platform sandals with the rainbow socks that showed your individual toes. I seen gloves like them now. Boy, is that a blast from my past. LOL

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Tame by todays standards for sure! We have a dress code at my school as do most these days and t-shirts with beer, racist or other inappropriate slogans or logos are not allowed!
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You all styled way different than me! We only did bobby sox and sandle shoes on 50s day. Never heard of granny shoes. We never wore knee highs to high school, only in elementary. You either wore cowboy boots, runners or for the girls, those tall boots that I couldn't wear as I always had muscular calves (so couldn't fit into them). But yeah I agree, we all thought we dressed cool regardless what the style was. *grin*

Does anyone remember when slogan tshirts came out? It was a huge uproar in our school. Teachers and principals were outraged at the slogans. I remember principal told girl one grade ahead of me, gr12, to "take that shirt off" and she did. Right there in the hall standing there in her bra. He was freaked. She said "you told me to take it off, so I did." LMHO!!! Now those shirts would be considered tame. But back then, they were very offensive and anti-social.



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You thought you were cool and in style! Just like the rest of us when we wore some of the ridiculous things we did! I distinctly remember feeling very 'hip' in my suede (patch) granny shoes!! Multi coloured too!!
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I really thought I was something in my platform velvet shoes with glitter flowers on them! I bought them that way! What was I thinking?

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That is a hoot!

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Saddle shoes & bobby sox made a comeback when I was a senior...

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I'm sure they make knee high socks BUT NO one in my school wears them! LOL

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Everyone wore knee high socks to school! Do they still make those?

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*laughing* Yeah I wonder if its a local term. I haven't heard of that outside of this area.

Cowboy boots have the pointed toe, snoot boots have a flat toe. Cowboy boots tend to be narrow and snoot boots are wide. Both have the heel that helps when you are in saddle, so your foot doesn't go through the stirrup and hang you up.

I preferred snoot boots because I had a wide foot and found I couldn't fit well into a cowboy boot - unless I saved forever and got custom boots.

I haven't seen snoot boots for a very long time, so am thinking they were probably also specific to the decade. Not sure.



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Snoot boots? Nah, never! hehehe

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Yeah I tended to be barefoot all the time and it was always a worry for our parents. We'd run all over the different farms with bare feet and the one farm had loose boards everywhere (they weren't the neatest folks) with nails. I cannot tell you how many times we had spikes up the bottom of our feet. *ouch* Worse was that tetanus (lockjaw) was prevalent in that area, so even though we were vaccinated, it was still a worry. When we moved up north and had a quarter section with hay our feet really became tough. After all, we ran on the stubble of the mowed hay without a flinch. *chuckle* And we usually went barefoot as it was simpler - boots were hot, sneakers took time to put on, sandals fell off especially ones like Dr Scholl's. So barefoot it was - unless you were riding, then it was snoot boots or cowboy boots. Does anyone remember snoot boots or was that a local thing?



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I wasn't allowed to wear anything without a heel strap, which was okay b/c my friends thought Dr. Scholl's were weird. Mostly, we went barefoot unless we had to be somewhere!

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Tough skins!! I had pink ones.

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That's a long time to have worn those sandals. They definitely took time to get used to, that's for sure.



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Yeah, it definitely took me a while to get used to them when I first ever wore them but now its like second nature to me. I've been wearing them every summer since 1977!



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I didn't like Dr. Scholl's. I always felt like I had to crimp my toes to hold them on! LOL
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Wow, that is a huge jump in cost. Guess wood is more precious today than in the past(?) I've haven't seen them around forever. They definitely last a long time, that's for sure.



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Yep, thats what I'm talking about. They are harder to find now and cost about 45 bucks a pair. So thats a LOT more than they used to cost, but they last forever. I have a pair that is almost 10 years old now! And come summer, I wear them almost every day.



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I remember Dr Scholl's, was the exercise sandals the wooden ones with the bump under the big toe? If that's it, I used to have them too.



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I always wanted a pair of Earth Shoes but my mom wouldn't buy them for me.

I did wear Scholl's exercise sandals, they were around five bucks at the drug store. They cost a lot more now but I still wear them!



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Navy blue earth shoes were my favourite. Funny on the story about the girl who came back from visits with her Dad, having something cool. Reminds me of my friend who moved up here when we were in gr8, then her mother left her s/father at the end of the school year, moved to Vancouver. She returned back to the man by the end of the summer and when Debbie came walking up the drive, I thought she was a fashion model. *laughing* She was wearing a faux leather jacket with faux fur, high boots and the coolest jeans. We all oo'd and awww'd over her. No one up here had such cool clothes. Now I think, what the heck was she wearing all that in the fall? It was stinkin' hot still! LOL!! Had to show off the new threads. ;)



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I remember the first girl who got earth shoes. Her parents divorced and everytime her father took them she came back with something spiffy!! My first pair of earthshoes were navy blue and I loved them!!
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LOL! Yeah they probably are the Birkenstocks. They were definitely the rage and I remember being ticked that I couldn't afford both the Earth shoes and the Cougars. And for me, Cougars always won out.

Well.....in my crowd the marriages/pregnancies started early, first friend at 14yrs old. First person I knew, she was 13yrs old - she didn't marry though. I knew many good Mennonite girls that had no clue either, guess I was with a little bit on the wild side crowd. ;)



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I remember the earth shoes, I think they call them Birkenstocks now!! They were the rage when I was in grade 7.
Being a good Catholic girl I wouldn't know about the bra doing up in front thingy! (dead serious!)
Thanks for sharing your memories!
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I never heard of half the fashions that you are all mentioning. Maybe it was because I lived in small town no-where, so we tended to be years behind everyone else. *chuckle* I remember high waisted jeans, elephant pants and flare jeans in high school. Peasant tops and dresses were the rage when I was a teen. The mini dress was more from the sixties for me. I remember sewing a "pop top" - basically a shortened halter top, in sewing class in grade 8. I do remember how the halter top was quite the rage. Does anyone remember Earth Shoes? The heel part was much lower than the toe part, as it was supposed to mimic true walking better than ordinary shoes. They were bulky shoes, velveteen exterior (I think, if not it was like velveteen). I also remember when front-closure bras became the rage because of my friend. We were in grade 11/12. She came on the bus wearing overalls (remember how that was the rage, at least up here all the cools ones wore overalls), flannel shirt and underneath, the first front-closure bra any of us had ever seen. She was so excited *chuckle* but I'm sure our parents weren't as excited if they knew the reason. *wink* After all, as we said "snap, snap, snap and she's ready for her boyfriend." LMHO!!! Bad teens.

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OMG -- some of these made me remember more. Did anyone wear Dittos pants circa 1976? They were big in the San Francisco area. In 1974-5 my friend and I tried to crochet bikinis. The tops came out OK, but I don't think we ever got the bottoms! My mom used to make me dresses -- I wouldn't wear any that she didn't make (didn't like wearing dresses much overall), until I got a Gunne Sax dress for my 8th grade graduation in 1979. I remember sewing simple halter tops around 1974-5. In 1976, my brother bought me a pair of high platform sandals, and my mom made me take them back. I couldn't really walk in them. LOL! I still don't like wearing heels.

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