Seeing Dots

July 24th, 2009

Seeing Dots - Christmas

“Sure, we’d love to try them on.”

(submitted by Amanda)

150 Responses to “Seeing Dots”

  1. Miranda says:

    I’m just pissed that the youngest didn’t get a cool pair of shoes.

  2. Richard Davies says:

    A publicity shot for a proposed remake of Mermaids set in the 1980s.

  3. Joanne says:

    This picture screams out early 1990s! Wait is that a coffee mug warmer I see under the tree? Are they related to the boy who got Mr. Coffee for Christmas?

  4. josie says:

    This almost pains me, because I had clothes like that and my hair syle was like that too…. School was rough…. Was is it that I looked so lame and the other kids didn’t…… or maybe they did?

  5. emm says:

    this was actually a dropped episode of ‘project runway’ where they were given a bunch of material and a scissors, and their project was to clothe a family…

  6. Lori says:

    i think i just had a seizure lol

  7. colleen says:

    I also amused by the foregoing of the traditional angel or star on top of the tree, in favour of…whatever that is

  8. Baron's Life says:

    Marvellous and united at Units

  9. RanD says:

    Hey I had those roller skates…

  10. MST says:

    As a side note… nothing says Christmas like a Kaiser Wilhelm ornament upon the tree and a Bloody Mary mixer as a gift.

  11. Jennifer says:

    Multiples!!!! omg!!!

  12. LilyBear says:

    I think I have a migraine now.

  13. Michelle says:

    Ouch ! 80’s flashback…..

    I love how the words “Totally” and “Awesome” just flow naturally in the comments for this photo.

  14. Awkward Turtle says:

    She’s taller than the tree

  15. Crossbow Hannah says:

    i bet they’re wishing someone gave them a crossbow instead. Huh? Huh? Am i funny or am i funny?

  16. Amy says:

    that little girls sleeves would be 8 feet long if they weren’t scrunched up.

  17. Laura says:

    I totally rock that popcorn maker every night! It was my grandfathers and I got it after he passed away( came with the house). He made the best popcorn in it. You can’t buy it any more.

  18. wvufan says:

    Must. have. treetopper.

  19. Jenany says:

    even the tree topper looks like “dots” …

  20. Kate says:

    My mom used to sew me Units knock-offs. I had a particularly horrifying red tunic-y thing with an unfortunate drawstring about 3 inches from the bottom. Not a good look on a pudgy 11 year old. I miss those days…

  21. Maya B says:

    The hair and outfits are definitely ’80s, but the Christmas tree topper looks to date from the early ’60s. What, nothing from the ’70s to bridge the gap?

  22. Killer Kate says:

    Those were some seriously stylin kid outfits back in ’89!

  23. Natalie says:

    I LOVE how the oldest insisted on going with the french rolled pants.

  24. Leah says:

    The middle girl has a really grown up hair style.

    I would have given my right arm for a matchy matchy outfit like that. I was alllll about Units and Multiples.

  25. Frank says:

    Their dog’s a dalmation.

  26. teo says:

    Wow, more kitchen appliance Christmas gifts. Something tells me the girl in the pink and the kid from a few days ago who got the Mr. Coffee would make a great couple – just don’t buy them a toaster for a wedding gift if you know what’s good for you.

  27. amyville in az says:

    9.9/10 score for the oldest…check out her matching hot pink assessories, and well executed pegging of the pants (as they were probably a little short to start with) and the big hair.
    Well done.

  28. Jenny says:

    Wait…I thought this was just an American Apparel ad?

  29. lucy says:

    I love big hair. That was my favorite part of the eighties. Melissa… honey… you just go ahead and work that friz! It’s alright. Be big. Be proud!

  30. Kieran says:

    They look bloody amazing.
    jealous much?

  31. Kallie says:

    mooOOOoooommmmm! why can’t i have a bunch of spots like chrissy?!

    because honey. you have to wait until your older like you sisters. you’ll get them on day, sweetie. don’t you worry.

  32. Sarah says:

    They must be distant relatives of the plaid sheep……………….

  33. dina says:

    sad thing is…I still have one of my Units from the ’80s…black & white horizontal stripes. Not attractive at all.

    • Cinder63 says:

      i practically lived in a black Units jumpsuit (tight at the ankles, of course) for most of the 1987 – 1990, lol! i was a size 4 and could’ve worn anything, but nooooo……

  34. Nataly says:

    MULTIPLES! The belts could be shirts AND skirts AND belts! Fantastic!!

    • StrictTime says:

      The belts could also be headbands and cowls and scarves. It was all-in-one dressing! So MODERN!

      • Melly says:

        You could even wear the big tunic thing as “hammer pants” (legs through the arm holes)… or if you put your waist through the neck, as a long skirt with an attached belt (the sleeves). The rep would show my friend (who managed the shop) all these wacky ways to wear the stuff. My favorite was the tube “belt” as a mini, though. I still have some of the pants that I wear when I paint – I am years older and have had triplets since then, but I could STILL fit a whole other person in those pants with me.

        • GW says:

          How did I miss these clothes in the 80’s? Where I lived tight jeans worn with a bandana tied around the leg were all the rage with the partying crowd. That and big shirts with a wide belt worn loosely so it pointed down toward your hip. I was in a college town, so the preppy clothes were big with kids, too — Izods, button-down shirts, purses with wooden handles and interchangeable covers. *sigh* I wasn’t preppy. LOL I did wear a pastel shirt with a plaid necktie…And several gold chains worn over top. Wish I had pictures of some of THOSE outfits.

    • Blaze says:

      Yes! We sold them at the kids’ clothes store where I worked, and I thought them so awesome I went and got some adult-sized pieces for myself. In the first photo my husband ever saw of me (pre-blind date), I was wearing a stylin’ blue & orange Multiples ensemble, complete with mall bangs. He married me anyway.

    • Killer Kate says:

      Hell yeah! Multiples were awesome in high school!

  35. Evan says:

    I think this is one of those magic eye pictures, because I stared at this for a few moments and the word “AWESOME” emerged.

  36. msumissa says:

    I love that they got the little girl’s top big so, ‘she can grow into it’ Look how long those sleeves are!!!

  37. Melissa says:

    This photo is eightiestastic!! Why is it that so much of the 80s fashion staples are back in style right now, and yet the big hair is not? It’s like we selected the ugliest part of the era but forgot about the hair. My point is, my life would be so much easier if I could have big hair – it frizzes and poofs all by itself!

  38. Andreas says:

    I just love the matching socks … awesome!

  39. Amanda says:

    I totally would have worn this back in the day. Totally.

  40. grimey says:

    Aw, how cute! …and the youngest one is named Lil’ Dot

  41. Lisa says:

    The older they get, the smaller the dots.

  42. tillman says:

    This hurts my eyes.

  43. Lisa says:

    The girl on the right looks like she’s about to hurl…or perhaps she already did.

    These clothes remind me of the “Multiples” line from Daytons department store.

    • Melly says:

      One of my friends managed the “Multiples” shop in a Dillard’s in Houston. (I managed costume jewelry) I had several pieces in red, black, turquoise and pink…so sad. Unflattering on everyone. They just need some matching Swatch watches with the contrasting Swatch guards to complete the look – I sold a ton of those.

  44. JulieG says:

    Ahhh….the 80’s!

  45. Candice says:

    Do the spots multiply as you get older?

  46. Cherriej says:

    Oh Lordy….. just one of the many looks of the 80’s that best forgotten…. I’m sure everyone involved in this pic just looks at it and wonders ‘We thought that was fashion??!!!!”

  47. Eddie says:

    They should call this one ‘age spots’. The older you are the smaller and more numerous they become…

  48. smitty says:

    and here I thought it was funny cause they are totally blocking the tree. hey kids go stand infront of the tree. hahahaha

    • marisa says:

      This comment made me laugh so hard I CRIED! I did a double take and yes, they are totally blocking the tree. How hilarous. Hahahaha…

    • Lulus Mom says:

      I laughed out loud! I like the way the dots get bigger as you go down in size.

  49. dc says:

    These outfits are definitely from Units. Anybody remember that store?

  50. TinTX says:

    LOL!! Anyone remember that store called “units?”

    • Lizard says:

      OMG – that is exactly what I was going to post! They definitely shopped at Units!

      • Melissa says:

        UNITS, my thought exactly. Did they have kids clothes?

      • Cinder63 says:

        Yes! First thought that crossed my mind! Remember how those sashes/cummerbunds could be used all over the body to scrunch the pieces into myriad snazzy ’80s ensembles?

    • Jenni says:

      Ha ha! As soon as I saw that photo, I thought, “UNITS!”

      I had quite the “Units” collection in the 80s. Good times, good times! 🙂

      • Lacey says:

        OMG!!! The same thing here!
        They had the weirdest fitting room ever… just one giant room for women to all try on clothes in… no stalls, no privacy… just “here… try this on in front of everyone”…. AWKWARD!!!

        • Moffat says:

          That’s why I never shopped there. Just creeped me out. All of my friends thought stores and clothes were great. At least that’s one bad 80’s style I opted out of.

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    • Amy says:

      Life was so much easier with Units. I kind of miss the hassle-free-matching experience.

    • Lisa says:

      totally remember that store!!!! loved that store!!!! many an outfit came from that store…. plus I had a job that required me to wear those clothes!!!!

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