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To wonder why creosote tans, blinding white teeth, false eyelashes and BIG hair....

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lazyhound444 Fri 28-Feb-14 14:57:14

became the norm? I appreciate that not all young ladies adopt this look (my own DD being one of them) but I couldn't help feeling a bit confused skiffing through my DS's Instagram last night at the endless duck face pout selfies of young ladies he goes to school with who all look exactly the same because of this current "uniform". It just made me feel a bit depressed. I'm 48 but when I was young we had a bit more diversity and of course we were au naturel. AIBU?

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Feb-14 14:59:13

I want to know why you have to have long hair now. All the teen girls on DS1's FB seem to have manes of hair.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 28-Feb-14 15:00:34

This is exactly what I think when I was at school girls at least tried to be individual, not now though bloody sheep all of them. All of them have the birds nest hair and pouty vacant expression.

DomesticDisgrace Fri 28-Feb-14 15:01:19

It's just like anything, it's a "current trend"

sisterofmine Fri 28-Feb-14 15:03:24

i think the superbright tooth veneers a la Britney/Jordan will date very soon. they look so plastic. plus what will they look like when they are wrinkly with teeth like that!!!

bibliomania Fri 28-Feb-14 15:03:57

A bit younger than you, OP, but I remember the bubble perms of my youth.

I agree that the tyranny of a certain look is probably worse now than it was, but I think you'll always have it to a certain extent. Adolescence is a time when you're so unsure of yourself, of course you want to align yourself with a certain accepted look. Probably stating the obvious, but it doesn't mean it's not true.

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Feb-14 15:04:55

Why do the do the duck face pout and the 'Peace sign' sideways? What does that mean?

Mintyy Fri 28-Feb-14 15:05:34

It depends on where you live. I see almost none of that round here.

FoxesRevenge Fri 28-Feb-14 15:07:19

I call it the 'porn' look. It's bloody awful.

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Feb-14 15:07:48

At DS1's school all the girls out of school you seen fully dressed in jeans and sweatshirts virtually make up free. His school is 12 miles away.

Locally, they tend to be quite made up. V strange.

WorraLiberty Fri 28-Feb-14 15:08:07

Every generation of teenagers think they look the dog's bollocks and the generation above will mostly disagree.

That's life.

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Feb-14 15:09:14

I hate to channel my Mum but I am sure 14 year old girls didn't look 25 in my day.

sonlypuppyfat Fri 28-Feb-14 15:09:30

My DD has got long hair but hers is just natural and straight,absolutly bloody beautiful it is too all different shades of blonde.

WowserBowser Fri 28-Feb-14 15:10:58

It's such a boring look. No individuality.

Bunbaker Fri 28-Feb-14 15:13:17

"At DS1's school all the girls out of school you seen fully dressed in jeans and sweatshirts virtually make up free. His school is 12 miles away."

DD is in year 9. Virtually none of the girls in her year would go round looking like that. Most of them wear far too much make up, have the just got out of bed tousled hair look and all their FB photos feature duck pouts.

At lunchtime most of the girls sit with their make up bags and plaster even more make up on their over made up faces.

lazyhound444 Fri 28-Feb-14 15:14:28

Agree that the veneers are probably the biggest problem I have with this current look. They're so false and weird looking.

CaptainHindsight Fri 28-Feb-14 15:15:33

Teenage fashion is always a source of hilarity/despair for grown ups.

When I was a teen we were all emo/scene kids with side fringes and turquoise highlights moaning the the uk didn't have Hot Topic.

I like white teeth though. Nice to see good dental hygiene in yoof.

lazyhound444 Fri 28-Feb-14 15:16:19

Sparklingbrook the peace sign sideways does my head in too. No idea what it means but it looks bloody stupid.

Laquitar Fri 28-Feb-14 15:16:24

The perm wasn't very individual either. Or the blue mascara.

summertimeandthelivingiseasy Fri 28-Feb-14 15:18:23

The painted-on eyebrow look leaves me puzzled confused

lazyhound444 Fri 28-Feb-14 15:18:31

Laquitar. Agreed. I recall this look vividly. Enough to know that nobody suits a bubble perm and electric blue mascara. Thank God there was no social network sites to capture the evidence in those days!

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Feb-14 15:19:46

I wondered if it was the 'scissors' sign lazy? confused

I have boy children, so can look at all this with attached bemusement. Until one of these long haired, perma tanned, wow browed lovelies comes to call......

I am hoping more for a jeans and sweatshirt/no make up type for DS1.

DustyBaubles Fri 28-Feb-14 15:21:50

Someone turned up where I work the other day with her hair in one of those weird giant buns, like one of the two drug smugglers a while ago.

Now that is a style I can't figure out at all.

FoxesRevenge Fri 28-Feb-14 15:25:06

Tina from Corrie is a perfect example of this.

Sparklingbrook Fri 28-Feb-14 15:26:31

I saw them do one of those on the telly Dusty. Under the hair is some sort of spongy mesh thing. confused

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