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Horrific Fashion Trends of the 1980s

Updated on September 21, 2011

Why Mesh Shirts and Tank Tops Were Never Really Cool?

First of all; let's consider; mesh equals see through; see through equals chest hair, flab and basically anything else most people prefer to hide. Honestly; there is absolutely nothing glamourous, cool or even sexy about mesh shirts. What is mesh? Mesh is a stringy, plasticy looking pattern left open (very similar to fish know...something you would catch fish in). I suppose it was made popular by rockstars of the 80's who liked to show a little skin. I personally am not attracted to this nor do I listen to 80's music anymore. Pretty much everything in the 80's has died...get the picture?

Tank tops? Similar implications; tank tops can create the impulse to be repulsed. I always wondered why men would allow to have their pit hairs exposed in such an utterly dispicable way. Simply blowing in the breeze as though they were adorned with a fragrant garden bouquet. Of course the reality is there is no such thing as a fragrant armpit. So why wear this? How can we explain to these poor, lost souls the diservice they are doing to not only themselves but just about anyone around them within visual or odiferous range. Now, if you are a female, I suppose less judgement could be placed. After all there are more females who look good in tank tops than males in my opinion. This is only true however if you have neatly shaved arm pits, little to no tummy pudge and please...please my friends...if you have those horrific rolls under your arms; refrain from the tank top AND the mesh shirt. We do not need to see this. If you have to work acrobatic magic to displace the folds beneath your arms in order to shave....don't wear them! It is not attractive and it is NOT COOL!

I suppose the mesh shirts and tank tops are a graduation from the hippies of the 60's who rallied for clothing optional. Regardless, I think cool is something that while yes, it is defined on an individual level...there is something to be said about the cliche's. Have you ever noticed anyone in Hollywood (no I am not speaking of those white trash comedians) wearing these things? Not that Hollywood has the final say but well...they create the trends which ultimately decide who is "Cool" and who is not. I promise you would be voted off the Island first if you exposed yourself so cruelly to others; even IF you had the most amazing personality. At the end of the day you are defined by not simply physicality but general hygene. It is simply not cool to promote your arm pits. It's not.


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    • dagny roth profile imageAUTHOR

      dagny roth 

      7 years ago from Neverland

      No doubt the nylon pants will be back! Thanks Rob!

    • Rob Jundt profile image

      Rob Jundt 

      7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Not to mention the greatest fashion to leave the 80s, nylon pants. Good grief...what were we thinking? Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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      8 years ago

      Gotta love the tank top. I still see this fashion sometimes.

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      8 years ago

      Gotta love the tank top. I still see this fashion sometimes.

    • Ryan Clinton profile image

      Ryan Clinton 

      9 years ago from

      Oh I've got to say tank tops are right up there with bell bottoms to me. So many hot sexy fashions I hope we can pass these two by. Thaks for the hub


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