How to Dress and Act Like a Ghetto Prep

If you don’t like ghetto, and you don’t like prep, you might like the two mixed together. Urban dictionary defines ghetto prep as a style of attire rather than attitude. It’s true that you really can’t act like a ghetto person and a prep at the same time, but you can dress like one. It almost seems conflicting as preps and ghetto people sometimes seem like complete opposites, but if you match the clothes right, you can look cool without being accused of being ghetto or prep. Mixing these two together is actually a lot easier than it might sound, you just have to know where to start. Just follow these steps and you can dress like a ghetto prep.

1. When you pick out clothes, make sure you they’re always basic colored. If your clothes are to colorful you might be mistaken for scene or emo. When buying name brands, you should definitely consider Hollister, Baby Phat, Southpole, and Ambercrombie and Fitch.

2. Girls should stick to wearing mostly skinny jeans. Guys, wear loose jeans and jean shorts that sit a little bit below your waist. If you start waddling like a penguin that’s a pretty good sign that you’re wearing them to low. Guys and girls both can wear plaid shorts, these are more preppy for guys and ghetto tom boy for girls.

3. For shoes, you should definitely invest in buying some Jordans or Nike dunks. These work whether you’re a guy or a girl.

4. Girls should wear their hair in a ponytail or have it straightened. Guys need to keep a short, clean cut. Keep your facing looking fresh by shaving off any facial hair and make sure your eyebrows aren’t bushy.

5. Guys should try to get their hands on a gold chain, or at least counterfeit gold. Girls have a lot of option when it comes to jewelry; hoop earrings, monroe piercing, and large intruding necklaces. Just try experimenting with jewelry until you have the right look, what looks good on some people doesn’t on others.

6. If you really want to look like a ghetto prep, then you need to have a ghetto prep attitude. Ghetto preps have the qualities of both preps and ghetto people. Some traits might be; nice, assertive, and just out there. You have to be a good person but be able to stick up for yourself when necessary. You have to be able to have fun all time and be fun to be around. You should also consider joining basketball, track, or football. If you join more preppy sports like golf or tennis you’re pretty much guaranteeing that your image will be ruined as a ghetto prep.

80s Fancy Dress – Robert Palmer Girls, Smokin’ Hot From the 80s Smash Hit, "Simply Irrisistable"!

You and your girlfriends could make a very sexy entrance with this look from a cool video from the 80s era. The Robert Palmer Girls were infamous thanks to two of Robert Palmer’s hit singles, “Addicted to Love” and “Simply Irresistible”. Notably, the makeup is quite stark, and it would also make an interesting costume idea for Halloween.

So the actual Palmer Girls costume itself is very easy, and you could wear it as a singular person, or as a group of girls.

All you need is:

– Slinky, black, mini dress

– Orange satin sash fitted around the waist as a belt (Or just an orange belt)

– Black stockings

– Black heals / pumps

For the hair, comb through a gel type of product, and fix in a bun, low, at the nape of the neck. Ensure you comb your fringe back into your bun.

Now, we need to work on the make up. You will need:

– Smokey coloured eye shadow – rubbed back from the eye lid out. Use on the lower lid, and leave close to the eye with the lighter colours. Otherwise, the dark shadow will make your eyes look like they’re too close together.

– Light coloured eye shadow with white tones for the eye brow ridge, and inside eye

– Smokey / Black eye liner, to be rubbed under the eye lid, and applied as a thick line on the top lid

– Eye brow pencil or tinted eye brows, groomed

– Glossy red lipstick

– Pink blush broadly used along cheek bone and up to eye.

To see photo’s for ideas, check out this page on my 80s Fashion Fancy Dress website.

Bonus Points

Bonus points if you have a smokin’ hot attitude!

Double Bonus Points for getting a a hot guy to rock up to the party as Robert Palmer, in smart suit.

Be a real hit, and cue the Robert Palmer music on entrance, and do the in sync dance movements!

The Robert Palmer Girls image was also portrayed in Ally McBeal, with the character Billy, hiring his own crew of “Palmer Girls” to impress a client on one episode.

Shania Twain parodied the Palmer Girls, by having men become the sexy background to her 1999 hit single, “Man, I Feel Like a Woman!”

RIP Robert Palmer.

Top 10 Ways to Reuse a Flower Girl Dress

A flower girl always wears a fashionable, beautiful dress. The dress, however, can be found in various styles. A girl can wear an Easter dress, a holiday gown, or even a sundress for a casual summer wedding. Similarly, a dress can be worn for other special occasions. Indeed, there are numerous ways to reuse a flower girl dress.

Top 10 Tips

1. Keep It For The Future

Wedding dresses and christening gowns are often preserved to become heirloom dresses. Not as many flower girl dresses are preserved in this manner. Yet these gowns can be kept for future generations. Many preservation companies who work with wedding dresses will also take care of these dresses. Preservation kits can also be purchased for preparing the dress at home.

2. Attend A Special Occasion

These lovely dresses can be used at future special occasions such as birthdays and holidays. Rich velvet dresses are perfect for Christmas celebrations. Soft pastel dresses look elegant at Easter. Dresses with removable sashes or flowers can always get a special new look.

3. Go To A Tea Party

Every day can be a special occasion. Little girls love tea parties. Turn a summer afternoon into craft/tea party time. Children can decorate wide brim straw hats with flowers and ribbons. The afternoon ends with a tea party where every little girl wants to look their best. 

4. Wear Wonderful White

White is the most popular color for these dresses. The mini-bride dress is always a beautiful white. White dresses can be used for any upcoming religious celebrations – First Communion, Confirmation, later-life Baptism, or other church presentations. Adding appropriate accessories (jackets, boleros, headpieces, veils) creates a new look. Remove a colored sash from a white dress and the result can be an elegant communion dress.

5. Make It Green

Modern weddings are often eco-friendly weddings. Previously loved dresses are ideal for green weddings. Pass a dress on to a green bridal party.

6. Work For Charity

Certain charitable organizations accept gently worn formal attire. They resell the clothing to raise funds for worthwhile projects. Other retailers sell recycled dresses and then donate a percentage of their profits to charities. Donating a flower girl dress can make a dream come true for another child. Check out the charities in your local area.

7. Play Dress-Up

When you’re a little girl, you don’t need a special occasion or even a tea party to have fun. Children are only limited by their imagination and every child loves to play dress-up. Flower girl dresses turn little girls into little princesses. Wearing ballet slippers with a flowing dress transforms a young lady into a beautiful ballerina. Capture these special moments in photos. Dress-up allows children to have fun while expressing their creativity.

8. Go To A Play

When acting out a play at home, it helps to have a lovely dress for the leading lady. Special dresses come in handy for school concerts or drama club performances. Budding actresses shine in divine dresses.

9. Share The Beauty

This beautiful dress can bring a touch of beauty to many lives. Its fine fabrics can be turned into sachets, memory pillows, or even table skirts. Pieces of the dress can also be used to make a recycled dress. This fabric can be passed on to a seamstress or anyone with a talent for sewing can use the material at home. A seamstress can use a bodice from one dress and match it with sleeves from another dress. Exquisite details such as lace and beading can be added to make an unique dress.

10. Have A Creative Halloween

The dress can also be part of a Halloween costume. The possibilities are endless for a creative Halloween outfit. White dresses can help little ones turn into lovely princesses or even scary ghosts. Any dress with a deep, rich, autumn color, such as dark brown, can match the Halloween spirit. Black dresses add a look of mystery and magic to Halloween. Black dresses are very trendy, especially with the increasing number of black and white weddings.

Regardless of color, these lovely dresses can have a life beyond the weddings. They can be enjoyed in the present or in the future. A beautiful dress, however, shouldn’t just hang around without a purpose. Unless it is being preserved as a heirloom, the dress should be at the center of a little girl’s life. The flower girl dress can continue to be part of fun, laughter, and happiness.