What (Not) to Wear


If television sitcoms of the 1980s and 1990s are to be believed, every parent in America argued with a teenager who wanted to wear ripped jeans and ill-fitting shirts to school. These shows also implied that the youth of America ran around speaking like Valley Girls and using slang no one over 17 understood.

I thought these fashion battles were dramatized TV nonsense and never happened in real households.

I was wrong.