|Could I sweatshirts BE any bigger?|
The first thing I noticed (aside from the fact that in, about 90% of the pics, we were drinking...sorry mom, that's what I really learned in college)? All the plaid. Sometimes tucked in, often untucked, every color of the rainbow. There is hardly a picture without a peek of plaid (sometimes the shirt was tied around the waist, but it was there). And...those shirts were severely oversized. I don't think I was that much bigger in college, but my tops were at least an XL (adjusting for "vanity" sizing, I should have been about a medium back then), and this seemed to be the case for almost everyone...
|Count the instances of plaid|
I definitely miss some of these fashions. I've always been grateful that our styles were baggy when I was in high school, as I was chubby and there is no way I would have been able to wear the more revealing styles popular in the early 00s & now. But, I have a few items of clothing still left from that time, and I always ask my mom, "Was I this big or did I just buy everything huge? And why did you allow me to?" The answer is usually, no, and it wasn't worth fighting over.
|Floral Dress, oversized tops|
It was fun looking through these...I told a younger friend about finding these albums and he said, "oh, I have no printed pics from college." I told him we couldn't have even imagined digital cameras in those days, but I love having these printed pieces of history.
Oh, how I miss the waist-high, camel-toeing jeans and clogs.