They try. They really do.
But I don’t know how you can have a show based on 1980s fashion without the following TOP 5 1980s Fashion Accessories.
HELLO, CARRIE DIARIES PRODUCERS — PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!
Stylish girls from teens to 20s in the early 1980s wore bright blusher.
There was nothing subtle about 1980s make-up!
Teenagers showed the world the bands they loved (at least the cool ones did) by wearing buttons, or “badges” as they said in England, all over their shirts, jackets (especially leather jackets) and even on their bags (or pocket books).
This trend carried out until the 1990s and some people are still doing it. Hell, I am!
Everyone — male and female — had these hideous shoes,
but I’m sure Austin Butler (Sebastian Kydd) could rock them, along with a skinny tie.
Carrie’s younger sister, Dorrit, totally needs to get these shoes. This is what new wavers wore before they discovered goth.They have Dorrit trying to look goth, but honestly, that look wasn’t popular until 1986, especially not in the suburbs. When Carrie’s boyfriend insinuated Dorrit was a “cliche” he couldn’t have been more retro wrong.
Goths weren’t called “cliches” until after the fact. They were just plain “weird” for at least five years.
THEN it was cool to make fun of them.
My favorite “make-fun-of-the-goths” saying was, “Why do you look so sad? Is Bella Lugosi dead?”
Leg warmers were all the rage in the early 1980s. They were not only popular in Jazzercise classes, but a cute accessory for a night on the town wearing a mini skirt.
Why does Carrie not know this?
I loved leg warmers because my young, thin calves seriously needed some muscle tone,
and leg warmers were great for hiding my skinny flaws!