Did anyone have any really stupid trends which you felt compelled to follow for fear of being labelled as a 'loser?'. I was thinking about how stupid these were, and how horrible we all looked! These were our 'fashion rules' 1. Ties: MUST be worn with the thick bit worn as short as possible (a few inches max). The long, dangly bit was to be worn tucked inside the shirt... generally resulting in a bulge in the shirt. 2. Jumpers were for losers. No matter how cold it is... shirts only. 3. PE kit HAD to be carried in a clothes shop bag... A limited choice in my home town. You would demonstrate your social status by travelling to a cooler town and buying from a cooler shop. Only a loser would use a Tesco/ASDA bag. 4, Skirts- as short as possible. Rolled up to make even shorter- cue attractive bulge around waist. I was desparate to fit in (though I never quite did) so tried to follow all of these trends. My mum never quite understood why I refused to carry my PE kit in an ASDA carrier bag. What rules did you obey?