|Midriff and bell-bottoms|
|bell-bottoms made from jeans|
|Hot Pants and white boots.|
I forgot about the white boots!
Before 1970, we all wore dresses and skirts to school, and the boys wore collared shirts and ties with nice slacks. I remember there were loops on the backs of the boys shirts and it was a “trend” for girls to pull on them and rip them off (don’t ask me why, but it was a sort of coup).
|Ali MacGraw as Jennifer Cavalleri|
wearing the famous 1970 cloche
|I probably had a mini-skirt like this.|
When we sat down, we were really
sitting on our butts. True story!
Maxis and Midis--all good hippies wore these
By my senior year, in 1972, girls broke through the mini wall and came to school wearing maxi-skirts, then midi-skirts. Finally, it didn't matter what length your skirt was—maxi, midi, mini—it was all groovy. And it didn't matter if your hair was straight or curly—in fact a new trend was born—the Afro, worn by black and white alike.
|Doesn't this just scream sprained ankle?!?|
I ran through an airport once in platform shoes.
It was like running on stilts. . .
|My mom ironed my hair just one time,|
but I'm pretty sure I didn't have a smile on my face.
After that, it was beer can rollers. Ugh!
I think this is a photo straight out of 1970.
My rollers were just like this. They were a gold color.
I slept on these "beer can rollers." How did I put up with that?
See why I vowed never to straighten my hair again?