Oh, Hells No.

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This cannot be happening. Is the fashion industry trying to bring back the SCRUNCHIE??? When my girlfriend sent this link to me I almost has a friggin’ stroke right here at my desk. What’s next, banana clips? Should I dust off my slap bracelets and Color Me Badd tapes? I know a lot of hideous trends have resurfaced this year: shoulder pads and hammer pants being the worst offenders, but scrunchies? Don’t these celebrity stylists recall the SATC episode where Carrie mercilessly taunts Berger for having his stylish book heroine wearing a scrunchie in modern day Manhattan? If Carrie, one of the the most adventurously wardrobed characters on TV, thinks scrunchies are still a big, fat, screaming NO- then I have to agree.

Please– as it is with “tights as pants” I beg of you not to participate. :)

74 Responses to “Oh, Hells No.”

  1. modGIRL says:

    eeeek, i sure hope this is a fluke. i mean that’s just W-R-O-N-G!!!

  2. joan v says:

    I cannot believe we ‘totally’ disagree on this one. I do like (not love, but like) scrunchies.

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  4. No…No…No…No…No…No…No…

  5. No way! Catherine?! Seriously? A scrunchie! It kills me. That’s the worst of the 80s.

  6. Style & Grace says:

    Hells YES! Didn’t you see coverage of Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 show? It’s all about scrunchies and the phanny pack!

  7. Christie St. Clair says:

    Ladies…get a grip!

  8. Averill says:

    Grown women should not be allowed out of the house in a scrunchie. Next thing you know, we’ll be using them to tie up our puffy-painted tshirts.

    This is a slippery slope right back into the 80s.

  9. Brianne says:

    My daughters (3 and 5) just picked out slap bracelets last time we were at the mall…

  10. irenita says:

    OMG!!! I was in Milan yesterday, in a very famous restaurant and there was this beautiful girl, she was young and very fashion, then she turn around and she was wearing a scrunchie!!! I was as shocked as you!!…I don’t know where are we going…:P

  11. Bree says:

    HOLY SHIZZLE! What the F*&$ are they thinking?! If this comes back I swear I will get out of the fashion industry, throw in the towel and put on my hypercolor shirt and “tight roll” my jeans and cry.

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  13. LD says:

    Noooooo! Bad memories, I had a friend i n high school that wore scrunchies daily on her wrist, in her hair…on her ankle! AGH!Scrunchies are the worst trend ever!

  14. Lauren says:

    is this a joke?! as much as I loved making my own scrunchies back in the day, NO THANKS.

  15. Jaimie says:

    Is it wrong that I sort of like it?

  16. Weren’t leg warmers enough? I saw a girl the other day and I just wanted to pull her aside and tell her “This didn’t look good in 1986. It STILL doesn’t!”

  17. Carol says:

    omg. you can’t be serious. scrunchies should only appear in the bad 80s and 90s movies where they belong. not on our hair! this only proves to me how fashion is running out of ideas and how trends should not be followed. shoulder pads anyone?

  18. Barbara says:

    Yes, I have scrunchies…..NO, I don’t wear them in public. Strictly use them to pull my hair back when washing my face and to go to bed at night. I hate having long hair all over the place when trying to sleep. The scrunchy keeps it pulled back, but doesn’t cause hair breakage. Those black elastic bands have been known to wreak havoc on my hair!

  19. Penney says:

    I agree about the scrunchies being a nono but your mention about tights. I’m sorry but I’m a major offender. I love all the beautiful short dresses that keep coming out and yet I fail to see the need to show my hienie to the world. So I rock the dresses as shirts with tights. I’m very cozy and happy and hope I can find them in the stores forever. Layering options + me = uber happy.

    Ps. I also love love wearing leg warmers under my boots and letting them peek out ala’ wellie warmer. so kill me. ;)

  20. nicki says:

    hahaha – hell no mr scrunchie!! be banished like you should be!! i’m with you on this one, its a big fat NO from me too. love that SATC episode about the scrunchie – classic! x

  21. Laurie says:

    I definitely will NOT be participating if this “trend” resurfaces!

  22. Diva Style says:

    LMAO. Hilarity. Say it ain’t so. I don’t even use scrunchies when working out or to pull my hair back when washing my face. What a hot mess. Ugh.

  23. michelle says:

    no way! that is absurd!