Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

Confess your old style disasters here

(27 Posts)
MamaG Mon 26-Feb-07 13:27:34

1. I had a pair of orange "ski pants" which I wore with an orange sweatshirt. I was about 8 so will forgive myself that one.

2. I went through a phase aged 17-20 of wearing those floaty cotton skirts with fringes and bits of mirror sewn onto them the shame the shame - oh, wore them with DMs

kittypants Mon 26-Feb-07 13:29:13

i had a flying jacket and paisley shirt that i adorded.oh and victorian style boots that i never took off!this was all before age of ten though.

Gingerbear Mon 26-Feb-07 13:30:27

Far too many to mention.

MamaG Mon 26-Feb-07 13:34:07

oh come ON ginge

Gingerbear Mon 26-Feb-07 13:41:16

lilac hotpants and matching tunic??
Striped dungarees (two pairs - one red, one green) No idea why they used to call me Andy Pandy.
MC Hammer style baggy pants and doc martens.
multicoloured leggings.
canary yellow dirndl skirt (made by my mum, thought I looked the business - I looked like a colour blind morris dancer)

there are loads more.

MamaG Mon 26-Feb-07 13:41:41


BLWisbest Mon 26-Feb-07 13:43:43

dungarees with one of those Global Hypercolour tshirts.


MamaG Mon 26-Feb-07 14:06:27

blw are you nbqyellowfeathers

If so i want a word with you <frown>

Tutter Mon 26-Feb-07 14:07:38

skintight pinstriped jeans

worn with yellow legwarmersa nd pixie boots

and denim waistcoat

southeastastra Mon 26-Feb-07 14:08:30

all in one black catsuit that i wore with platformy high heels to work (in my early 20s)

BLWisbest Mon 26-Feb-07 14:08:58

yes tis I!

Not about the Richard Arnold thing is it lol!

MamaG Mon 26-Feb-07 14:51:50

yes it flippin' well is about the Richard Arnold thing

I saw him on tv yesterday and sniggered

I've stalked you on another thread!

nailpolish Mon 26-Feb-07 14:54:05


long green a line skirt with buttons all the way up, victorian style high neck lacy blouse and long purple nails

worn to a nightclub, about 14 yrs ago

ScottishThistle Mon 26-Feb-07 14:55:48

Orange jeans (oh what was I thinking!)

Lemon tights worn to school with lemon dolly shoes (worn only once after being called banana legs!)

MamaG Mon 26-Feb-07 14:56:33

st you've got a fruity theme going on here!

naily - lol

ledodgyDave Mon 26-Feb-07 14:56:45

I went throuhg a turquoise and what I called Zingy pink stage and yes I wore them together. I had a pair of turquiose ski pants and a baggy 'zingy' pink jumper. I was only 9 though. Oh yeah i wore them with black socks with zingy pink spots on too! That was the same time I lived in my 3/4 herring bone coat and my turquoise Snood.

IntergalacticWalrus Mon 26-Feb-07 14:59:15

I had a luminous ski jacket that made me look like Harry Enfield when he does Loadsamoney

I succumbed to the shell suit too

And I had a mullet

MamaG Mon 26-Feb-07 15:00:08



happystory Mon 26-Feb-07 15:03:22

Pink jumpsuit with white epaulettes, too short in he body so forever up my a**e

MamaG Mon 26-Feb-07 15:05:30

lolol thought you were happydaddy until i double checked

swedishmum Mon 26-Feb-07 15:05:46

I used to theme myself - eg blue boiler suit, blue shoes, blue sobranie cocktail cigarette and blue curacao and lemonade.... never smoked the cigarettes just thought they looked cool (cringe)

Once bought the same shoes in magenta and bright green so I could wear one of each (only did it once though) and wore them with bright pink and green outfit.

Actually just off to change - scoop neck top and jeans far too boring for school run. There must be a dodgy taffeta frock knocking about in the back of the wardrobe.

detoxdiva Mon 26-Feb-07 15:07:00

I had a perm...went lovely with my dungarees

swedishmum Mon 26-Feb-07 15:07:07

Then there was the Andy Pandy suit from Laura Ashley I was very attached to

ScottishThistle Mon 26-Feb-07 15:07:27

Well spotted MamaG...I'm sure I also had a lime sweatshirt!

None of which are good colours on someone with extra pale skin!

Gingerbear Mon 26-Feb-07 17:32:49

Are all these 80's disasters BTW?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: