Between 2007 & 2017, Here Is What Both Years Have In Common

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I am yet to come to terms with the fact that it has already been ten (well, nine plus) years since I left secondary school. This time in 2007, I was preparing to resume my last term. I eventually graduated in July, away from uniforms and the regimented life, into the ‘real world’.

Despite the sleepless nights in preparation for JAMB, WAEC and NECO, 2007 was a good year. Unfortunately, looking back, I cannot say it was a good year in fashion (but that’s my opinion).

Here is a look at some of the trends you won’t believe you rocked in 2007!

Waist Coats

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These were a hit! They could be worn on skirts or denim trousers. I remember spending hours in Yaba trying to find one sometime in 2009. I eventually got a black one for about 2,500 Naira which created a big hole in my pocket. I also had one made of denim. My tales of medical school are incomplete without those waist coats. In fact, I only recently gave the black one out.

Denim Miniskirt and Leggings

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If you wore this combination, you were a certified hot girl!

Low-rise Jeans

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I am so happy these days are over! I can’t count how many butt cracks and underwear I saw  that period. Especially on commercial buses!

Popped Collars

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This was the highest form of ‘effizy’ especially for guys!

Wet Lips

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Hay God! I wonder how much the manufacturers of Absolute and all the other lip glosses made that year. You could kiss 5 people, eat a mango and still have enough lip gloss on your lips to last a week. Matte lipsticks were still in the works.

Wide Waist Belts

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These were popularly known as abortion belts. Almost every girl had one or two!

So far, 2017 has had nothing in common with 2007 (fashion-wise), with the way fashion trends are recycled, I hope it remains so!

Would you like to see any trend from 2007 make a comeback?

 

 

Image Credit: Cosmopolitan.com, popsugar.com

 

 


Owgee (Oghogho Omorotionmwan) holds a Bachelors degree in Geology and is a self-acclaimed Masters holder in Pidgin English. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. Omg I remember it too well, the Jean skirt and leggings. The waist coat and ‘bolero’ days , the low waist jeans ,I also popped collar as per tomboy that I was But wait I finished secondary school 8 years ago! Damn daniel, time flies

  2. I never could buy any of those partly because I had no money but at least I could afford absolute loved the one with glitters too

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