Hillary Clinton Commits Unforgivable '80s Fashion Faux Pas


hillary clinton scrunchieHillary Clinton has long been ridiculed for her sense of style -- her infamous pantsuits in particular. Personally, I've never been one to poke fun at the Secretary of State -- I'm more of a Michele Bachmann/French manicure kind of gal -- but the former First Lady's latest fashion faux simply cannot go untalked about.

You guys: Hillary Clinton wore a scrunchie. In 2011.

To be completely forthcoming, this isn't Hillary's first scrunchie offense. She donned one earlier this year -- a white one, to be exact -- while in Madrid, Spain. I chalked that up to it merely being humid and her having nothing else on hand to throw her hair back with. But that theory was laid to rest when Clinton addressed the press a few days ago alongside Peruvian Prime Minister Salomon Lerner in a black scrunchie.

Now, I don't have anything against scrunchies in general. In fact, I sort of miss them and how gentle they were on our hair. I just have something against people -- particularly political figures -- wearing them in public. They're so poofy, so '80s, so ... not cute. The first thing that always comes to mind when I see or hear about a scrunchie, which actually is more often than you'd think, is that Sex and the City episode where Carrie's only note for Berger's book is: "You can't let your main character wear a scrunchie." And, although I didn't necessary agree with everything Carrie said in the show, I totally back that: You can't let your main character wear a scrunchie! And Hillary Clinton is a main character of the United States!

I guess, whatever, though. She has more important things to think about than the thing that's holding back her hair (although doesn't she have a hairstylist who doesn't?). And, to be honest, I always feel a little bad poking fun at female politicians' style choices -- even though it's totally PC to yuck it up about John Boehner's Mystic Tan. So, Hillary, if you want to wear a scrunchie, go for it. Just maybe ... keep it in the privacy of your own home, baby girl.

Do you wear scrunchies? Would you like to see them make a comeback?


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Littl... LittleFrogsMA

Seriously... you have nothing else to say about our Secretary of State except that she had the audacity to wear a scrunchy?


What is wrong with you?  Are you seriously that ignorant, that uninformed, that airheaded?

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I'd rather see a woman wearing a black scrunchie than a a brightly colored elastic, a grown woman wearing a bright pink elastic is way tackier. I only ever wear them at home or when I'm swimming (getting an elastic out of wet hair is hellacious) but I still think a neat scrunchie looks better than a plain elastic. I guess a plain elastic still looks naked and unfinished to me, my ponytail taste is stuck in 1987.

nonmember avatar Gertie

Hmmm... I think its a little too... fluffy looking. I don't mind the pulled back hair but maybe with a plain black simple hair tie? Surely her aids can come up with something.

Heart... HeartCharmMama

I got rid of my scrunchies ages ago and I don't think I'd like to see them again. Hillary probably has fondness for them? LOL, I have no idea...

bills... billsfan1104

wow. just wow. Always have to make fun of a woman and her appearance. This is why women cannot break the glass ceiling, because we have women like you that have to nitpick trivial things. Will you please stop. Just stop for both sides. I dont Hillary and her politics, but she seems to being a great job as Secretary of state, and you seem to want to slam her for a stupid fricking scrunchie. really??

Bertha21 Bertha21

I don't mind them, I prefer elastic bands though because I can never get scrunchies tight enough. She looks good in them in my opinion.

LikeA... LikeAVirgin

Hillary is the secretary of state for crying out loud! She can wear a scrunchie if that's what she is comfortable in. As long as she is doing her job to the best of her ability then I don't care what she wears. I have actually seen a few girls wearing scrunchies lately. Maybe they are coming back?

tinyp... tinypossum

Hilary always does her own thing, from the matronly pantsuits to the way-back scrunchie. I admire her for her brains and not her fashion sense, though. I imagine she has more hip staffers who cringe at some of her choices, but who would have the balls to say something to her?

I don't agree that some political figures are picked on for their appearance anymore than men,though. What about Boehners tan, Chritsties weight, Romney's hair, or Obama's ears?

MMbales MMbales

Wow. This could be such a girl power article how Mrs. Clinton keeps her hair how she wants it critics be d*mned.  After all, both links had polls that showed people supported the scrunchy more than they disliked it. Please quit being so snobbish! 

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