25 Fashion Trends Your Mom Rocked at School (But You Can't)

Going to school is such a hassle nowadays for a number of reasons, but mostly because of the (many) restrictions on what girls can and cannot wear. Some of the rules are absolutely ridiculous, especially if you’re taller. Anyone else remember the rule that your skirt or shorts have to be longer than your fingertips? Talk about restrictive. We may as well wear pants to gym. It’s no surprise we see news stories all the time about girls breaking the rules by wearing what most people would consider normal.

Remember the “good old days” when gas was cheap, candy bars cost a nickel, and school dress codes weren't so dang strict? The good old days also had some awesome benefits that we don’t have today: girls could wear what they wanted. Within reason of course, but the restrictions weren’t nearly as bad as they are today.

Back in the day, you could wear what you wanted to without being embarrassed or humiliated in front of the entire class—or sent home altogether. These are 25 items kids these days can’t even think about sporting, but you could rock whenever you walked through the school hallways. Hopefully, the good times will return. 

How many of these vintage outfits did you wear to school?

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