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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.

mrsjay Sat 06-Apr-13 21:18:39

I was 10/11ish when I had my velvet peddle pushers and lady di blouse oh and good gawd the hair blush

kim147 Sat 06-Apr-13 21:18:45

I wish I was a teenager now. Not 30 years ago. Life would be a little different.

But life was simpler 30 years ago. I'd have been crap at revising with all the distractions. Is there a teenage version of MN grin

hedgefund Sat 06-Apr-13 21:20:47

ooh look! lady di in that blouse!

Annunziata Sat 06-Apr-13 21:22:09

My mum tried to make me dress like Lady Di, urgh!

I'm actually glad I was born in the 70s. My hair does the 80s perm naturally blush

mrsjay Sat 06-Apr-13 21:23:26

I am sure the shops sold the blouses for the street parties for the wedding thats when i wore mine,

hedgefund Sat 06-Apr-13 21:29:54

i never had an 80 perm though i did have a 'demi' wave grin

Annunziata Sat 06-Apr-13 21:32:12

My hair is was like this

grin

MamaMary Sat 06-Apr-13 21:38:35

Aaaah, I miss the 90s with its oversize checked shirts, T shirts and DMs.

I miss casual wear because I am lazy it suited me. It annoys me that women are expected to dress up so much more these days.

mrsjay Sat 06-Apr-13 21:41:38

I used to pay A LOT of money for that hair Anna

Annunziata Sat 06-Apr-13 22:29:38

<effortless>

grin

jinsymaw Sat 06-Apr-13 22:31:38

Ah the 90s, the music, swing out sister, crowded house, Danny Wilson etc. the list is endless! Might have to have a tipsy night of singing old favourites with headphones on. Sorry, back to topic, I am feeling my little 12 year old is growing up too quickly asking me to bleach the hairs on her legs and plucking of eyebrows. Then there is instagram where they have the same pose of pursed lips and provocative stance. I have decided to take her iPod away because of this.

BackforGood Sat 06-Apr-13 22:38:22

I know dozens and dozens of teens, and not one of them looks like how you describe. Not sure where you live, or where you are looking hmm

UhOhChongo Sat 06-Apr-13 22:38:59

Can't bear that pandering to men's sexual fantasy images being touted as empowerment clap trap.

jinsymaw Sat 06-Apr-13 22:54:32

Back, "Or where you are looking". Kinda taking offence at that remark. I get a nasty insinuation from that comment. Live in glasgow and I would say that half of her friends post photos on instagram. I know this as I like to know she is communicating with.

Annunziata Sat 06-Apr-13 23:06:21

My DDs look 'like that'. There's nothing wrong with it. Make up and clothes don't make you stupid, evil or slutty.

BackforGood Sat 06-Apr-13 23:06:57

nasty insinuation ? confused
Sorry, don't know what you mean.
I'm just saying that - among all the teens my ds mixes with, my dd mixes with, my nieces mix with, and all their groups of friends that post on FB etc., and the teens I volunteer with, I've never seen anyone looking like what you describe. Didn't know if you were watching one of those daft programmes that portray somewhat unusual characters as if they were what all teens were like.

SamuelWestsMistress Sun 07-Apr-13 10:34:08

I just see it all around! Perhaps I live in a better looking part of the country than some grin I'm not sure how some seem to be taking offence to my observations. I've already said I think the look is lovely, but it just must be so high maintenance! Especially the spray tanning. I've tried it a few times and its such a faff. I'm holding out for the pale blotchy look to come into fashion!

BackforGood This is what most of the young teens are like in my area too - like the OP.

I'm in Liverpool, and ALL teenage girls look like that round my way. (And also see a lot of hair in rollers, full make-up and pyjamas hmm). My DSD used to look like that when she was a teen, we used to call her an Oompa Loompa. She's toned in down a lot now now she's 20, but still wears hair extensions to work (why confused) etc.

I'm also in Liverpool and it is the case here that most teen girls you see have the look that the OP describes. I sometimes do myself when I'm going out.
I was very orange between 2001-2007!

I sometimes look at the local teenage girls and think I will try something they're wearing, then remember I am twice their age and size not a teenager anymore and shiny red skintight trousers wouldn't suit my post-baby muffin top.
Also the thought of making that effort every day makes me want to go to sleep.

Fillyjonk75 Sun 07-Apr-13 13:17:27

I would never want to be any other age than I am now. I think teens now generally look a lot more stylish and together than I did! I think people of my age were lucky that grunge was the fashion in my late teens when I wasn't confident with my body. Lots of baggy clothes.

ComposHat Sun 07-Apr-13 13:22:36

I was a teenager in the 1990s during the grunge and britpop era so I get where you are coming from.

The outfits were fairly androgynous (Doc Martens/Converse and flannel shirts for grunge and then Fred Perrys, retro addidas trainers and tracksuit tops) I think that it encouraged us to see young women as mates and interesting people rather than sex objects.

Theicingontop Sun 07-Apr-13 13:26:54

Tbh they were the same when I was in school, which was less than ten years ago. I didn't bother and thought (still do) that they all looked like morons.

What's with this eyebrow craze at the moment? I'm seeing girls walking around looking like this guy.

BaresarkBunny Sun 07-Apr-13 13:33:03

Its like that here too. I was a teenager in the 90s and am glad the fashion wasn't like that then. Going out clothes seem really tiny now, I would be a virgin forever if I was a teenager now.

HoHoHoNoYouDont Sun 07-Apr-13 13:37:21

I'm glad we didn't have laptops and gadgets because I would never have afforded them. Dress down day was stressful enough for me as I didn't have any fashionable clothes.

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