The other day I was messing around on Facebook and saw the single greatest thing ever witnessed by my rods and cones; someone reposted this Tumblr called "Hipsters that dress like Jackie from Roseanne." It was so spot-on and perfect! For the last year or so, I have seen every early-mid 90's trend swing back into relevence. [Tangent: Even the horribly unsavory ones. I was at a show last week and a girl in front of me was moving and grooving in a white sunflower emblazoned babydoll dress. OMG! I HAD THAT DRESS IN 7th GRADE! (only I had the courtesy to have matching scrunchy, dammit!) Constantly, I am baffled and I am just waiting for Jnco jeans to make a resurgence. ] I have come to realize that today's hip young thing is basically dressing like Kimmie circa 1994 and that worries me...because good god, I was not a snazzy dresser back in the day.
Don't believe me? Oh, don't worry- I have photographic proof that I was ahead of the curve. On the left is me in my beloved stretch burgundy velour dress that I wore to my 7th grade dance, and on the right is a similar model I saw today in the Junior's department. [Tangent: OK, to be fair the dress was found at Kohl's, and I know that is not exactly the trendiest hot spot, but still! A burgundy stretch velvet dress in the summer is a burgundy stretch velvet dress in the summer. ]
[Tangent: I'm not entirely sure why my vag was basically hanging out in the picture above. I promise, although it was obviously a teench short, it was not that scandalous. Surely, my mom stopped me on my way out to the 7th grade dance and informed me that the control top on my soft black pantyhose were showing. #classact! Don't worry, I promise no boys were interested...I mean from the neck up, I was 80% braces.] I imagine this feeling of nostalgia is how my mom felt when I stole a pair of her shoes from the 70s, but I'm just in denial that I am old enough to see fashion become this cyclical. Obviously, I love fashions of the 50s and 60s because that's when fashion was classic and lovely, but some of the "comeback" fashions from the 90s just seem like errors in judgement. Courtney Love is no Jackie O.
Today, I would never ask circa 1995 Kimmie for tips on dressing because the results wouldn't be savory. What's something you've seen come back in style that you are shocked by? Surely I am not alone on this.