The 80s were an amazing time to grow up! Every girl growing up in the 80s had those must have things that she just couldn’t do without! Were any of these on your essentials list? Great memories
1. Jelly Bag
Jelly bags/shoes or jellies are made of PVC plastic. Jelly shoes come in a large variety of brands and colors and the material is frequently infused with glitter. Its name refers to the semi-transparent materials with a jelly-like sheen. The shoes became a fad in the early 1980s, when a pair could frequently be purchased for less than one US dollar. Like many other fashion trends from the 1980s, jellies have been revived a number of times since the late 1990s. Although considered a populist shoe in the 1980s, the jelly shoe has been reinterpreted by a number of high-end fashion designers in the early twenty-first century.
The exact origins of the jelly shoes are unclear. A frequently offered explanation is that they were designed by a shoe maker in France after World War II, when there was a leather shortage in Europe. Another possibility is that the shoes were created somewhere in the late 1950s or early 1960s, when plastic became a commonplace material, and fashion designers began to experiment with it. Black and brown t-bar jellies sandals were popular school wear for boys and girls in Australia during the 50s and 60s. The Brazil-based shoe company Grendene Shoes claims to have introduced the jelly shoes to the US market in 1982, though a New York Times article published on June 1, 1980 also mentions them.
2. Diary (With A Lock)
Every 80s Girl had to have a lockable diary to keep all of her secrets!
3. Tinkerbell Make UP
This really made the average 80s girl feel grown up – to your Dad it looked like a toy but to you it was real makeup! You could get away with wearing ‘toy’ makeup!