The 1980s came and went and I can honestly say, the fashions of the time did not appeal to me greatly. I had the jelly bracelets, the scrunchies, and the T-shit holders….splatter painted everything, and neon-always neon. Early 80s to late 80s were the beginning and end to several fashion crazes. I entered into the 80s as a little girl and left as an angsty teenager, ready for all things grunge. But, it is the early 80s that come to mind for me now. A time of Gunne Sax dresses and my favorite pair of purple cords.
My purple cords were a daily wear. The were mulberry in color-a bit of a cross between a purple and a red. The cords were a tight, small pattern and they were soft…oh so soft. I typically didn’t like anything without elastic, but these somehow seemed to lay on my high hips with just the right amount of pressure. I called them my knickers (not to be confused with British knickers). They fell in a loose cuff just below the knee and had a band that connected with a sewn on brass button.
I don’t remember what happened to my purple knickers, but I still feel as sense of longing and loss that they are no longer with me.
**Not mine, but they looked so similar to these