A Quick 1980s’ Fashion Lesson: How to wear Stirrup Pants

In this public access segment from 1986, Mary Heath with the help of some props illustrate who can pull off stirrup pants. It’s a simple and fun little video that uses Barbie to make a point about what sort of body type you need to wear these type of pants.

As a centaur, I have always been confused about why I have not been able to look good wearing stirrups, if only Mary Heath had set me straight in the 1980s, I could have saved a lot of return trips to the GAP.


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