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To be so glad I'm not the youth of today!

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SamuelWestsMistress Sat 06-Apr-13 20:38:17

Especially with the young girls. The big hair extensions, full make up, fake tan, huge eyelashes, drawn on eyebrows look must be such high maintenance! It looks lovely, but I just can't imagine ever being arsed. I'd never have pulled! I'm so glad we never had Facebook or mobiles either. I was a teen in the early/mid 90s and thought that was traumatic enough with tie dye, dms and those heat changing tshirt things.

zwischenzug Sat 06-Apr-13 20:39:58

Have to say most young girls round here don't look like that. Do you live in Essex?

Sirzy Sat 06-Apr-13 20:42:06

I was a teen mid 90s and there were plenty of my peers who were using sunbeds and wearing thick make up and fancy hair styles.

UhOhChongo Sat 06-Apr-13 20:59:02

It seems to be paradoxically both more free but also more conformist. If that makes sense.

mrsjay Sat 06-Apr-13 21:02:22

I don't see may teen girls looking like you describe most of the DDs friends couldn't be arsed with all that although there is girls who are styled like that in dds school hey i was an 80s teenager was all spikey hair onto spral perms and shoulder pads and far too much make up by the time i was 15 it took me hours to get the hair right grin

Annunziata Sat 06-Apr-13 21:03:19

I hear you about facebook and BBM. I hate them.

But there was just as much pressure to look like Madonna a certain way in the 80s.

mrsjay Sat 06-Apr-13 21:05:58

I did not have any frilly hair ribbon and lacey gloves in the 80s no way would i wear such a thing grin

I agree with you about social media and BBMing (it must be exhausting to be a teenager now as you don't get much of a break from the scrutiny of your peers).

Jestrin Sat 06-Apr-13 21:08:43

YANBU I'm glad too as I would not fancy any of the lads with their trousers hanging down with last weeks washing on show....

usualsuspect Sat 06-Apr-13 21:09:57

We didn't clump about in 6 inch platforms with curly perms and bright blue eyeshadow, oh no.

hedgefund Sat 06-Apr-13 21:10:39

i wore yellow and purple lipstick the 80s and i was quite normal.

the 80s was very very high maintenance but also fun, think they girls now are just having fun with it too. i also would have loved facebook and mobiles!

TWinklyLittleStar Sat 06-Apr-13 21:12:13

Er zwischenzug I live in Essex and the girls round here are more likely to be in horsey gear or jeans or PJs

mrsjay Sat 06-Apr-13 21:13:35

the 80s is solely responsible for the hole in the ozone all that ELLNETT grin

usualsuspect Sat 06-Apr-13 21:13:40

I would have loved FB and a mobile too. Queuing for the phone box in the 70s was a bit crap TBH.

IntheFrame Sat 06-Apr-13 21:13:59

YANBU. As someone who has been to Uni twice (20's and 40's) I can say that they put a lot more time money and effort these days. The scruffy up bun thing is just about as low key as they are prepared to do hair but "proper" make up seems to be de rigueur.

Annunziata Sat 06-Apr-13 21:14:04

I was laughing at DD's disco pants until I realised I had an electric blue pair c. 1986/7. The shame! grin

HollyBerryBush Sat 06-Apr-13 21:14:25

But there was just as much pressure to look like Madonna a certain way in the 80s.

More like Princess Di round these parts.

noisytoys Sat 06-Apr-13 21:15:30

I was a teenager only 6 years ago and can honestly say I've never gone to all that effort and don't know many people who have

Uppermid Sat 06-Apr-13 21:15:32

But not all teens look like that. There have been stereotypes for every generation, just because that is what the media choose to show, doesn't mean they all dress I've that. Just like not all old ladies have helmet hair!

hedgefund Sat 06-Apr-13 21:16:10

i used to spend hours getting ready, took years to pile on that glittery eyeshadow from miss selfridge, not to mention gelling the hair so it stood on end.

yoof in the 90s was quite poor really, no effort at all from them

IntheFrame Sat 06-Apr-13 21:16:25

I do think they are nicer (less judgmental ?)these days however and boys are more open and honest.

mrsjay Sat 06-Apr-13 21:16:31

you had to queue for the phonebox in the early 80s too i wasn't allowed to use the house phone,confused 1 thing we could do was organise to meet friends I will get you at the park at 6 after my tea, now it is all text facebook and a just check and see text before they can go anywhere sigh

hedgefund Sat 06-Apr-13 21:17:10

ooh yes i had a lady blouse with stand up collar and used to wear it with a little velvet bow round the collar, teamed with copper knicker bockers though i was about 12 then grin

hedgefund Sat 06-Apr-13 21:17:27

lady di blouse

mrsjay Sat 06-Apr-13 21:17:40

my sister was a 90s yoof was all polo shirts and sports wear no imagination imo

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