scrunch·ie also scrunch·y (The American Heritage Dictionary)
noun. pl. scrunchies
An elasticized fabric ring used chiefly by women and girls to gather or fasten the hair.
Remember when scrunchies were the coolest accessory you could have? And when you weren't using them to hold back big, permed hair, a scrunchie could add a little pizazz to your outfit by sporting it on the wrist. Yes, 1990 was a good year for the scrunchie.
So what has me thinking about this retro hair accessory in 2009? Well, I happened to spot a number of scrunchies recently and it made me cringe. I have an aversion to the scrunchie. Yes, I admit it. It's one of the fashion trends of yesteryear that bothers me. For some it may be leg warmers, others may be anti-skinny jeans. For me, it's the scrunchie. I saw a woman wearing one on her wrist yesterday while I was at Walmart. Of course, judgement ensued. After my Walmart trip, I was at a meeting with some students. I told them about my scrunchie aversion. We all had a good laugh about fashion trends of the past. I suggested that they have a scrunchie theme party (like an ugly sweater party).
Some of the students thought they were funny today and left this on my office door.
Hilarious, girls. Hilarious.
What are your fashion/accessory pet peeves?
(This is not intended to offend any scrunchie advocates out there. It's all in fun, I swear.)