Like most people, the childhood family album of my Sister and I is full of fashion mishaps and disasters that makes us all laugh out loud when flicking through. Dungarees and velvet dresses anyone?
I am sure at the time my parents were well-meaning, plus, if I was anything like Lottie (my 4 year old daughter) then my Mum wasn’t allowed ANY say in what I wore either. It’s just not worth the huge tantrum is it?!
But…yesterday’s fashion faux pas can often be today’s daring trendsetter. Perhaps us kids of the 70’s & 80’s had something going on?
So here are 3 of my childhood looks as I try to recreate them for modern-day kids with Kids clothing by George at Asda. And by the look of all this below, hey, maybe I was uber cool and and a trend setter after all?!
LOOK ONE: Long socks
Here I am (about 3 years old) with my first pet, my rabbit snowy! Do you like my hair too? Having a bob is now super trendy…look how thick and gorgeous my hair was! The cardigan is a staple in any little girls wardrobe and I love them for Lottie too. I’m actually not looking too embarrassing here!
LOOK TWO: All-in-one dungarees
Here I am as a toddler and looking very happy with myself indeed! Up to mischief perhaps? Dungarees were THE thing of the 70’s/80’s child – no cool kid was seen without them! Here I am in mine with my white roll top sweater underneath and some red shoes. Obvs.
LOOK THREE: Relaxed lounge-wear
Here I am a little older…6 perhaps…going for comfort over style now. I’m also getting more moody…where has that cheeky laugh gone? These days, at 37 years old, I still like to throw on sweat pants and a hoody when the twins are in bed and tie my hair back after a log day (and also maybe have some ice cream). Nothing much has changed. Happy days!
So what do you think? Was I a walking catwalk or a complete fashion disaster? I’ll let you decide.
There are more fantastic outfits and trends from what other people wore in their childhood here on the George at Asda website. Go and see some funny photos!
Love, Jess x
Post written in collaboration.