So, on with the gallery of couples from the 70s and 80s. Prepare to mock!
This next picture just exudes eighties.... and not in a good way. I remember well those shiny silver suits with the sleeves rolled up. Somehow, they looked good on Robert Downey, Jr. and Andrew McCarthy - but the look was not for everyone... especially if you look like the dude in the picture below. Although, the shiny silver does go perfectly with his date's gold Wonder Woman belt.
Any textbook on the 70s should contain this next picture. Better yet, this should be the cover for any textbook on the 70s. Indeed, if your child asks you, "Mommy, daddy... what were the seventies like?", I want you to just show this picture and walk away.
It's really a travesty that Roxette's "The Look" doesn't start playing the minute you set eyes on this next picture. Well, hum it to yourself, maybe. It needs to be heard right now.... this picture demands it.
Say what you want about the seventies sense of style, but at least the shorts actually lived up their name. In all honesty, I'm getting a little tired of the long shorts look - maybe going back to the shorty shorts wouldn't be such a bad thing.
A quick message to all those who’ve left comments wondering why I’m being harsh on 70s fashions and décor. “Where’s the love?” you’ve asked. “Why am I bringing the hate?”
Here’s the deal: I love the 1970s – I write about it every single day, and have done so for over two full years. But that doesn’t mean that I put it on a pedestal or beyond reproach. In fact, I quite often laugh at the styles – but it’s not done out of mean spiritedness. Quite the contrary.
To those commentors, I say lighten up. You can still love the 70s and make fun of it at the same time. Give it a try – you’ll probably learn to love the 70s even more.
I can tell you I had this exact shirt, and I can about guarantee I wore similar pants with it. One thing I didn't have back then, however, was a hot little Rollergirl hanging all over me.
All my life I have wondered who is the coolest, smoothest, most badass man to have ever walked the planet earth. I wonder no longer....
Polyester - the official fabric of the seventies.
I've never been a big fan of the sweater tied over the shoulders look. It always sort of seemed a bit pretentious and fruity. However, I must say, the godawful decor in this room completely overshadows his attire. Let's see, there's a strange poster that reads "all dressed up and nowhere to go", hideous wallpaper that is an exact match to the pillows, accented by a couple black bulbous objects (what the hell are they?). I could go on.