Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1983

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Preppies Mill exist, and Steve Smith prove it is Mill quite fashionable too. Wearing red and gold to pep assemblies is not only popular to do. but it is also considered — fashionable to do so. and to be seen there. These Rocky students make sure they are seen there. 16 Student Life

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 Michelle Brjud »nd her dace. Dee Robinson prose they ha»e definite taste and style ai ihe Homecoming dance. From minis to the prairie Fashions of the time "Minis, gag me with a spoon!” cried one fashion conscience female, commenting on the latest trend in fashion. Yet, there was no need to fret and. actually, reason to rejoice! Thanks to easygoing, flexible clothing standards, students wore just about anything, ranging from army fatigues to dressy pants, from sweatshirts to handknit wool sweaters. Students took advantage of the liberal dress codes: the key-dressing for comfort, regardless of style. Shorts and t-shirts (OP being very popular) prevailed during the final dog days of summer, as well as the last few weeks of school. Declared one student. "I'm going to sweat enough worrying about exams, why wear jeans?" The preppy look changed with the autumn leaves; with the sportier "New Wave” look collars defied gravity and stayed up while lies hid between the buttons of dress-shirts. The mini skirt, once a typification of the turbulant early 70's, returned, teamed with white bobby socks and pointy tennis shoes to create a peppy cheerleader look. Another flash from the past, ruffles and romantic lace-a throw-back to the turn of the century era-provided a staple in girls' wardrobes. Said senior Mary Edwards. "I found tons of clothes in my grandmother's attic and most of them are in style now." Boys found the dress suit-complete with thin lapels, pin-stripes and narrow tics-crcated a Humphrey Bogart look, popular once before in the 1940V 1950’s. For every day. however. most males relied on the timeless jeans and sweatshirt, football jersey, or polo shirt. Fashion took slices of culture, mostly American but some otherwise. from past to present, some Victorian lace and splashes of psychedelic color, mixed and matched to create a unique blend, the balance between style and individuality with freedom and versatility for all. Modem Lite I ’

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