Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Fashion Styles and Trends > High School Style ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
High School Style
Oh my...
aliann1
aliann1  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CO USA
Member since 12/8/07
Posts: 276
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 3 members like this.
Date: 10/26/12 11:23 PM

I accidentally drove by a high school today. I was trying to find a new sewing lounge.

It was around the lunch hour, so some of the kids were walking around the campus. It was interesting to see what they were wearing.

In one small group of girls, one girl was wearing harem pants with a very low crotch (down around her calves) like these. Another girl in the same group was wearing shiny pants like these.. I thought it was a fluke, but then I saw another girl wearing the same type of shiny pants in yellow.

They were wearing Ugg or Ugg-like boots.

Oh my...I must be getting old, because all I could do was shake my head.
-- Edited on 10/26/12 11:24 PM --

PattyE
starstar
PattyE  Friend of PR
Intermediate
MI
Member since 9/7/10
Posts: 1324
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 10/27/12 0:14 AM

I can't imagine those shiny pants being within any high school dress code, but I'm old too so who knows. Maybe there was a Halloween thing going on today.

Sewnla
star
Sewnla  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
CA USA
Member since 2/11/06
Posts: 56
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 10/27/12 0:16 AM

You're not the only one shaking her head, I'm shaking mine along with you!

GwenH
GwenH
Advanced Beginner
CA USA
Member since 8/26/09
Posts: 662
Login to reply to this post

Date: 10/27/12 0:37 AM

Neither would have been allowed when I was in HS, but I can see the Harem pants as harmless if goofy looking fun. The shiny skin-tight pants seem too overtly sexual to me for an educational environment, but maybe ok if under a dress or longer tunic. Just my opinion.
-- Edited on 10/28/12 0:10 AM --

tigergirl
star
tigergirl
Advanced Beginner
AUSTRALIA
Member since 11/30/09
Posts: 231
Login to reply to this post

Date: 10/27/12 0:40 AM

I saw quite a few of those shiny pants being worn in England & Iceland recently - made me feel like I was back in the roller disco years.

------
Brother BM-2600
Janome 693
Lumina Overlocker (Serger)
http://tigergirladventures.blogspot.com/

aliann1
aliann1  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CO USA
Member since 12/8/07
Posts: 276
Login to reply to this post

In reply to tigergirl <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 10/27/12 0:49 AM

Oh my gosh, now that I think about it, they did look like roller disco pants.

NhiHuynh
starstarstar
NhiHuynh
Advanced
CA USA
Member since 1/4/11
Posts: 711
Login to reply to this post

Date: 10/27/12 0:50 AM

I don't know about the harem pants but I just bought McCall 6173 recently. My high school days are many, many years ago yet I was thinking the sequin/glittery version was going to be cute for a dressy occasion.

------
I finally have a blog. www.detectivehoundstooth.com :)

Changma
star
Changma  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
NY USA
Member since 2/20/12
Posts: 683
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 2 members like this.
Date: 10/27/12 1:11 AM

Having a 16 y/o (and having BEEN 16-have you forgotten?) nothing makes me shake my head about what teens choose to wear...more often I shake my head about what they are allowed to wear! That being said, I still remember the micro-minis, or rolling up the parochial school skirt, so, while I may now think these choices are ugly, I don't necessarily think they are out of control.
And, I wish I could still fit into those shiny pants, even if I wouldn't wear them

Pam~Off The Cuff~
star
Pam~Off The Cuff~  Friend of PR
Expert/Couture
NY USA
Member since 4/18/05
Posts: 118
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Changma <<
thumbsup 5 members like this.


Date: 10/27/12 8:32 AM

I remember the 70's...when I had to sneak out out of the house before my father saw the purple velvet "Hot Pants" I was wearing. !
(For the younger ones here-- Hot Pants were very very short shorts, worn with pantyhose back then).

...and every time I roll my eyes at low-cut jeans, I force myself to remember when I wore low "hip-hugger" jeans...with a halter top and no bra back in the 70's! ( I was small busted, not all the girls were).

...and I was a "good girl", but a rather boring teen by some 70's "standards"...very good grades (National Merit Scholarship), didn't smoke, didn't drink, didn't get high, no wild parties, etc.

------
~Pam

Pamela Erny
OFF THE CUFF ~Style~
www.Off-The-Cuff-Style.blogspot.com
and My Store...
www.FashionSewingSupply.com !

Gilraen Surion

Gilraen Surion
Intermediate
NETHERLANDS
Member since 6/6/04
Posts: 1010
Login to reply to this post

Date: 10/27/12 8:44 AM

The Harem pants were the in thing when I was in highschool too. Never had them but those that did wore them with knee high boots or ballerinas. Nothing in between was possible.
The roller disco ones I remember as well but from the grown up girls (I was in primary) The disco era!

Gilraen

------
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Fashion Styles and Trends >> High School Style

Merchants on PR
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
Fee: $49.00
(Regular $49.00)
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Online Sewing Classes
Altering Pants
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Pants

Butterick 5267 Tote Bags
photo
Review by genericear... on 9/21/09
Read Review

New Look 6433 Pattern
New Look 6433 Pattern

Details
Price: $4.49
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 9497 Pattern ( Size 3-4-5-6 )
Simplicity 9497 Pattern ( Size 3-4-5-6 )

Details
Price: $10.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

New Look 6057
photo
Review by Jaloma on 2/8/13
Read Review

Cake Patterns Bonny Knit Sailor Top Digital Pattern
Cake Patterns Bonny Knit Sailor Top Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $8.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Blank Slate Prepster Pullover Digital Pattern
Blank Slate Prepster Pullover Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewn Square One Triple Play Top Pattern
Sewn Square One Triple Play Top Pattern

Details
Price: $12.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Petite Plus 651 Pattern
Petite Plus 651 Pattern

Details
Price: $21.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN