FORGET THE SCRUNCHIE, ALL YOU NEED IS GLOVE TO BE A HIT IN THIS ’80S REVIVAL
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]vertiser.com.au