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Old 05-11-2006, 06:49 PM
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The 80s: Fashion Disasters

Hi, I thought it would be funny to open a thread about the 80's fashion, which was incredibly awful, the worst years for fashion to date and how it affected our beloved royals who always have to be on the top of everything

I'll start with Infanta Cristina:


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I love her but this has no excuses
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Old 05-11-2006, 06:58 PM
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Princess Astrid had some awful outfits in the 80s
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:16 PM
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Normally I love Princess Diana, but the 80s were not kind to her at all...











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Old 05-11-2006, 10:28 PM
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Her dress in pic number 3 was the definition of AWFUL!
you would think she got lazy that day and just put pantyhose and heels under her robe just after she got up from bed!
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I love the 80's! Bad fashion, hair and all. Nothing can top it in my book.
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:14 PM
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I don't mean to sound stupid, but why don't you like the tan suit that Diana is wearing? I know some people did not like the big hair, etc. but I thought this outfit was pretty elegant!
I do NOT like the blue dress that ended at her knees. The top is really pretty but then something bad happened! And the gloves are a disaster too!
I love Princess Di, but when she got it wrong, she usually went ALL out and got everything wrong!
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Ahhh the 80s- Big Shoulder Pads, Crimped hair, Large hair, heavy makeup, etc.
Don't forget that the 80s spilled over to a few years of the early 90s.

The tan outfit Diana is wearing isn't too bad (except the shoulder pads ).
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I just really don't like the white front to the outfit...that combined with the shoulder pads just made me shudder. But its definitely one of the more mild of Di's 80s offenses!
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Some of Diana's polka-dot outfits from the 80's are, um, interesting.
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Her dress in pic number 3 was the definition of AWFUL!
you would think she got lazy that day and just put pantyhose and heels under her robe just after she got up from bed!
She should have saved it for the 90's to throw over the John Galliano nightgown / slipdress!
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The irony of that awful robe is that Diana actually wore it to a London Fashion Week reception.
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Old 05-12-2006, 02:11 AM
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The irony of that awful robe is that Diana actually wore it to a London Fashion Week reception.
Let's hope she was trying to make an statement with that "thing"
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:12 AM
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It is important to remember that these pictures were taken in the 80s, were fashion sense was totally different from nowdays. There are many of these dresses or hairdos that were in during that time. So judging them based on our tastes that is influenced on today's fashion styles is not possible. We can read magazines of those times and see what they thought it was a disaster or not, so we can compare.
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So true Ariel!

I had a red outfit similiar to the one Diana is wearing in pic #2. The 80s were about dressing in fads. Does anyone have a pic of any royals sporting legwarmers?
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:41 AM
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Hahaha, this thread is hilarious! The 80's were terrible. I'm going to look for some Beatrix pics. She really was a walking disaster back then...
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Okay, four pics from ANP. Just pay attention to the last one (sorry, wasn't able to find a close up...): those sleeves. I can't get over them. And the make-up in the first one. Aaaargh...

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Gosh that blue make up is awfull !!!!!!!!!
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Thank god this era is gone …
When I think of all the tacky shades and shoulder bads ..eeeeeeeeeeeek
i tore most of my pics in that time ..teh hair styles are awful
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