16 Debs Styles We All Used to Swear By

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Ahhh, the Debs.

The days of big hair, bigger dresses and stretch Hummers, all kitted out with Playboy bunny stickers. A true turning point for all young adults, and a masterclass in how to sneak in naggins. 

Have a gander below, to see if you, too, were you a victim of Debs culture.

(Hint: the answer is yes. Yes you were.)

1. Shawls

So. Many. Shawls. 

Or stoles, if you're fancy.

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2. Corsets

Because why would you stick to modern styles when you can go medieval on the world and not breathe for up to eight hours?

Looking to take a trip down memory lane? Buy it here.

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3. Kitten heels

A bad time for feet everywhere.

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4. Debs hair

Going into your local hairdressers and telling them you were going to your debs meant one thing and one thing only: you were going to leave crying.

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5. Shrugs

Yep, those teeny tiny cardigans that looked like half a jumper and made everyone question their existence.

A good time to have shoulders.

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6. Tiaras

Perfect for the modern-day baby bride.

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7. Patchy, patchy tan

Back in the day, before fake tan tutorials and spray tans were invented, young debutantes tried their hands at applying the dark liquid mess to their pale skin, using the back of a sock.

This ended poorly.

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8. Matching ties to dresses

Because, was there really any other way?

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9. Communion-esque bags

Drawstring or no. 

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10. Guys used up a bottle of gel every two hours

Or even worse, wax. 

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11. French manicured nails

Be there and be square!

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12. Hair jewels

Because there's no such thing as too much diamanté.

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13. Diamond chokers as big as your neck could carry

Go hard or go home.

And cry. 

Over your bruised neck.

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14. The Holy Bible

Let us go now in peace, and Sally Hansen our legs accordingly. 

Amen.

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15. Gloves

Because who doesn't want to look like they're dusting for prints?

#theglamour

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16. And finally: shiny shiny satin

In all the colours of the rainbow.

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Written By

Kate Demolder

Kate is a contributing writer here at Lovin Dublin. You are as likely to see her indulging in some of Dublin’s finer establishments, as well as panic-exercising the day after.

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