What's the strangest piece of clothing you've ever owned?

United States
June 2, 2008 8:56pm CST
During the 1980's, when I was a teen, they had tons of strange clothes on the market. One of the oddest styles I've ever seen was the cocoon style dress. It was basically a big sack for the top that narrowed down at the waist and got tight around the legs. At least that's how I remember it. And, the opposite was the equally hideous trapeze style dress. Those were sort of popular in the 1990's. I had two dresses in trapeze style. I liked them for awhile, until I realized how fat they made me look. Hated that! They always made me look pregnant, even though I was incredibly skinny. What are some of the strangest fashions or styles of clothing you've ever worn? Do you have pictures? Would you share those? Are there any styles of clothing like bell bottoms, that you wish would come back into style?
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• United States
3 Jun 08
Your description of the cocoon dress really made me laugh. I grew up in the 80s and I don't remember that. Probably blocked it out. I always thought leg warmers were strange. I loved them as a child though for some reason. Stirrup pants were also a favorite of mine.
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• United States
3 Jun 08
Yes! I remember those leg warmers. When I was a teen and they were the hottest fashion, I always believed in my heart that if I owned them, then I would be more popular with friends. Sadly, I was not! Tee hee. Fun memories! Thanks.
@mummymo (23709)
3 Jun 08
I have worn quite a few strange and trendy things in the past sweetheart but I think one of the worst had to be my time of puffball skirts in the 80's! They were all the rage at the time but when I see photos from that time I cannot believe how ridiculous they looked on me! lol xxx
• United States
5 Jun 08
I'm just happy most of my photos from those days got lost somewhere along the way. I shudder to think the fashion memories they would stir! LOL!
• Australia
3 Jun 08
In the 80's I wore alot of harem pants thinking they were the sexiest pants out! I also had fluro green and fluro yellow socks and I used to always wear one of each and also different coloured shoe laces. If I wore the socks and the shoelaces together I was very cool indeed! Also leg warmers were the thing and sweat bands around the forehead and wrists. What I find interesting is how fashion comes in and out again. I have seen so many leg warmers on the young girls around my area. Embarressingly enough, I think I still own some of my old pairs, should take them out for a walk one day.
• United States
5 Jun 08
I remember the leg warmers, well!
@jerzgirl (7805)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
3 Jun 08
I grew up in the 60s and early 70s with flower power and hippies, bell bottoms and beads. My wildest thing I had I think was my "elephant leg" bell bottoms. If you remember the MC Hammer parachute pants of the 80s, imagine that they also flared out at the bottom. Tight at the top, HUGE at the bottom. Of course, we also had the original platform shoes, crocheted vests (I loved mine!), beaded neckties for the girls to wear (made from beads - I also loved that). Then came the floor-length dress craze that shared space with the minis and micro-minis. But, I also had lime green sneaks for gym with bright orange on the inside and I would wear totally different colored socks with them. In fact, we NEVER wore white socks - EVER. All socks had to be color coordinated or at least black or brown. White was a huge no-no.
• United States
3 Jun 08
Lime green and orange! Get outta here! I love those colors. Course I'm a libra and we always like the extreme and outrageous colors like that. I do anyway. I would have fit in during that time if I'd been a teen. My teen years happened a number of years later though. Wouldn't mind a pair of platform shoes right now. Those things rock! I used to love watching KISS and their make up and platform shoes.
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
During those teenage days I am not so fashionable, and even now. But would you believe I have those bell bottoms slacks and the most blazing color of denims. It is still in my drawer. How I wish I did not wore it, but I did.