Well, unless you want to blame the media for hyping all the things we ended up buying, sharing, quoting, storing, flaunting and raving about a decade (or more) ago.
I was having lunch the other day with Danielle Scherman, founder and president of Social Wahines — about a more serious subject, of course — when the topic of bodysuits came up.
Oh, you remember those. They were such the thing back in the ’90s, when we were all sporting high-waisted pants that required tucked-in shirts.
Well, someone — some genius, to be honest — invented the bodysuit, a form-fitting garment similar to leotards except there were snaps or hooks at the crotch. Meaning, easy bathroom breaks.
The beauty of the body suit was that it didn’t ever get un-tucked or look disheveled. It was awesome — back then. Now, I don’t think anyone would be admit to owning one.
While we had a good laugh about this brief fashion trend, it did make me think of all the bad, bad choices we’ve made in our youth, from perming our hair at home to buying Milli Vanilli’s album.
Then, it didn’t seem so bad. Everyone else was doing it, so how bad could it be?
But in hindsight — and you know how clear that can be — these look like bad choices.
Made me think about the choices I’m making right now — and how bad they’ll seem later. Like spending more hours than I’d like to admit watching marathons of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” or wolfing acai bowls because they’re supposed to be healthy.
I remember when eggs were good, then bad, then good for you. I remember when jelly sandals were all the rage. I remember parachute pants and crop tops (which are making a comeback, by the way).
Anyone got a faux pax you’d like to admit?