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is she wear­ing? In her hair? The scrunchie, once de­scribed by the New York Times’ Alex Kuczyn­ski as a “gaudy rub­ber band cov­ered in puck­ered fab­ric”, is back.

We all know scrunchies looked great with our ’80s aer­o­bics gear and didn’t snag in our hair like rub­ber bands or the bits of me­tal in hair elas­tics of the era. But hair elas­tics have come along in leaps and bounds thanks to Dale Dorn­ing’s hair bungee, which is sim­ply hooked on to the hair, and sna­g­less ones.

With such tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances, scrunchies should only be seen on pri­mary-school aged girls – pro­vid­ing they match their uni­forms. That said, Amer­i­can Ap­parel has Cal­i­for­nia Se­lect scrunchies made from re­cy­cled vin­tage fab­ric scraps, and Aus­tralian ac­ces­sories la­bel Mimco has a cute Mega Scrunchie avail­able in black and white polka dots. Both would be great for an up­style while bathing or do­ing your make-up, but make them the one thing you take off be­fore you go out.

There is one ’80s-re­vival ac­ces­sory you will def­i­nitely want to get your hands on: the fin­ger­less glove, which can only be a good thing for those who wore them the first time around – see­ing as a woman’s hands show her age.

Madonna, who wore the lace va­ri­ety on the cover of 1984’s Like a Vir­gin, is wear­ing leather fin­ger­less gloves on high ro­ta­tion, above. You can pick up a nice-price pair from a chain store, or take ad­van­tage of the fact that this is a leap year – when, ac­cord­ing to tra­di­tion, women can pop the ques­tion (let’s not be strict about the Fe­bru­ary 29 thing).

Did you know it is also tra­di­tion for men who refuse a girl’s pro­posal to let her down gen­tly with a gift of gloves? Pop a pair of Chanel’s lamb­skin fin­ger­less gloves em­bel­lished with glass stones on hold, ask away and cross your fin­gers that he says no. [email protected]­ver­

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