I wore what now?

I wore what now? Fashion from the 80's

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!

I wore what now - childhood fashion

Cardigan / Pack of two skirts / Socks 

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.

I wore what now - childhood favourites

Clog sandals / White jumper / Dungarees

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!

I wore what now - kids classic clothes from the 80's

Hoody / Leggings / High top trainers

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.



  1. July 14, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Oh what a cutie! I had some serious style in my toddlerhood. Two-year-old me would have been a heck of a fashion blogger.

    • Jess
      July 14, 2016 / 7:47 pm

      Ha – not sure I was that cute!! I would have loved to see two year old you!! 🙂 xx #stylish

  2. July 15, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I’m particularly enjoying the dungaree and clog combination! I would rock that myself if I didn’t risk being mistaken for Tinky Winky. My kids are all mightily relieved that George hasn’t asked me to do this, especially considering my mum is a gifted seamstress AND a raging hippy.

    • Jess
      July 15, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      HA! I did pick the best photos although my fashion sense gets much worse as I get older! Shell suit anyone?? 😉 xx

  3. Custardcream78
    July 16, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Lottie really is a mini you! That last photo could be her!

    • Jess
      July 16, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      I know!!!! xx

  4. July 22, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    This is so funny Jess, and YES I had a shellsuit in a nice purple and black colour. Lord help us if they ever come back into fashion lol. I also had a ‘who shot JR’ top from Dallas….. all of the cringe x

    • Jess
      July 23, 2016 / 2:10 pm

      HA indeed – indeed!! xx

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