Time-traveling Richard Grieco is here to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day, 1991-style!
Even for Seventeen, this is an issue almost completely devoid of content. Possibly because the editors seared their eyeballs into oblivion looking at the featured fashion spread (click all to enlarge):
In contrast, you could go the classy route and pretend to be a french film star from the 1940s:
Well, you could if you could actually find these clothes in order to purchase them, which you could not. At least not at Rave or G + G, where some of us were doing all of our budget-conscious shopping of the era.
On the other hand…
…Marshall’s always had an abundant supply of sunflower-print overstocks.
This shirt here? In my actual 1991 wardrobe:
…Only it was pants.
Everyone knows that Seventeen puts out their big prom issue in March, but LORALIE gets a jump on the competition, showing the latest in lamé Scarlett O’Hara gowns, lacy shower curtains, and vaguely south-of-the-boarder inspired creations:
And now for some 1991-flashbacks:
Arm-lacerating slap bracelets!
Tiny, tiny Jason Bateman!
(Yeah, that pretty much makes me feel about 100 years old…)
And who am I kidding, I still have a drawer full of these: