Monday, November 30, 2009

Late 80's/Early 90's Bandage Dress

I hate the fashion of the mid 90's, but lately I have realized I love some of the early 90's fashion- the tight, stretchy fits and bondage-y details of these trashy bandage dresses truly are the best. I like the boldness, the obsession with bright colors and the huge gold jewelery. Check out Rhythm Nation-era Janet Jackson- so bold, so militant, so butch! Really the last gasp of 80's excess before everyone embraced saggy oatmeal sweaters, clunky loafers, and faded floral prints.

PS: Ohmygod, look at this thugged out photo of Janet here! This very 90's look deserves a post of its own. It reminds me of the coordinated photos girls would take at Sears in the 90's with tons of lipliner on. Anyway, I'll do some research on this 4 sure. If anyone has any photos like that, I want copies.


  1. This dress makes me think of Cassandra from Wayne's World, who was actually a pretty good female character, and also a mega-babe.

  2. that's totally janet in the movie "poetic justice"... she starred opposite tupac.

    i am loving your new blog!! yay!