“Sure, we’d love to try them on.”
(submitted by Amanda)
I’m just pissed that the youngest didn’t get a cool pair of shoes.
A publicity shot for a proposed remake of Mermaids set in the 1980s.
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?
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?
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…
i think i just had a seizure lol
I also amused by the foregoing of the traditional angel or star on top of the tree, in favour of…whatever that is
Marvellous and united at Units
Hey I had those roller skates…
As a side note… nothing says Christmas like a Kaiser Wilhelm ornament upon the tree and a Bloody Mary mixer as a gift.
I think I have a migraine now.
Ouch ! 80′s flashback…..
I love how the words “Totally” and “Awesome” just flow naturally in the comments for this photo.
She’s taller than the tree
i bet they’re wishing someone gave them a crossbow instead. Huh? Huh? Am i funny or am i funny?
Crossbows and even compound bows are sooooo last year.
Not at all.
You missed being funny because it is a compound bow, not a crossbow…
oh, really, perhaps somebody shouldv’e mentioned that in an earlier thread.
that little girls sleeves would be 8 feet long if they weren’t scrunched up.
Yea, looks like a space suit
The funniest part of this photo is they’re all wearing the same size clothes.
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.
Must. have. treetopper.
imagine how much a vintage tree topper like that would be worth at an antiques store
even the tree topper looks like “dots” …
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…
LOL, my mom made mine too.
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?
Looks like there’s a container of Tinker Toys under the tree. Are those 1970′s?
Those were some seriously stylin kid outfits back in ’89!
I LOVE how the oldest insisted on going with the french rolled pants.
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.
Their dog’s a dalmation.
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.
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.
Wait…I thought this was just an American Apparel ad?
Did you see they’re trying to bring back the scrunchie?
I hate that store.
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!
They look bloody amazing.
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.
They must be distant relatives of the plaid sheep……………….
sad thing is…I still have one of my Units from the ’80s…black & white horizontal stripes. Not attractive at all.
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……
MULTIPLES! The belts could be shirts AND skirts AND belts! Fantastic!!
The belts could also be headbands and cowls and scarves. It was all-in-one dressing! So MODERN!
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.
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.
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.
Hell yeah! Multiples were awesome in high school!
I think this is one of those magic eye pictures, because I stared at this for a few moments and the word “AWESOME” emerged.
LOL…I think I saw it, too
lol, you win the internet with that comment.
OMG, I saw it, too! Evan, you’re bitchin’!
I love that they got the little girl’s top big so, ‘she can grow into it’ Look how long those sleeves are!!!
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!
EXACTLY!!!! Maybe we should just start the trend ourselves!
I’m with you guys on the hair! My hair refuses to believe the 80′s are over.
I just love the matching socks … awesome!
I totally would have worn this back in the day. Totally.
Fer Sure, fer sure
i think some people still do!
Aw, how cute! …and the youngest one is named Lil’ Dot
The older they get, the smaller the dots.
This hurts my eyes.
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.
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.
Do the spots multiply as you get older?
Just one of the priveleges about growing up…
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??!!!!”
They should call this one ‘age spots’. The older you are the smaller and more numerous they become…
Well put, Eddie!
Totally the first thing I noticed too. Spots are earned with age…
And the little one must need a diaper change! Look at the middle one’s face!
and here I thought it was funny cause they are totally blocking the tree. hey kids go stand infront of the tree. hahahaha
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…
I laughed out loud! I like the way the dots get bigger as you go down in size.
These outfits are definitely from Units. Anybody remember that store?
LOL!! Anyone remember that store called “units?”
OMG – that is exactly what I was going to post! They definitely shopped at Units!
UNITS, my thought exactly. Did they have kids clothes?
Thank you for the store name! I remember it from the 80′s and couldn’t think of the name. How did we even think this was cool?
Its the UNITS that are wearing the clothes…
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?
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!
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!!!
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.
Life was so much easier with Units. I kind of miss the hassle-free-matching experience.
I totally wore Units all through the 80;s and even wore them all the way through being pregnant with TWINS! LOL!
UNITS!!!! So many memories! Cheers to them for sending in their photo.
So Units were like Garanamils for older girls?
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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