Talk:Rah-rah skirt

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Popular skirts of the 1980ies[edit]

Was there any other popular skirts in th 80's apart from the Rah-rah skirt?

Please reply :)

Photo & Nena[edit]

What this article really lacks is at least a single image of an authentic 1980ies rah-rah skirt.

And incidentally, Nena's not a prime example for the rah-rah skirt. She may have once worn one on one of her record covers, but without an image I don't see how that helps to define the item. The flounced mini, unlike e. g. leggings and neon headbands, wasn't really characteristic for her style, and inicidentally those skirts weren't called rah-rahs in German. Maikel (talk) 14:38, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

New picture[edit]

Can someone find a new pic for this article? All I see in the picture is that the girl's legs all look like tree trunks.--99.177.250.140 (talk) 23:34, 12 April 2010 (UTC)


Yeah they all look like fucking MOOSES

try checking google images for ra-ra skirts (some one else wrote this) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.222.33.76 (talk) 16:16, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Added an image of a rah-rah skirt and deleted the inaccurate ones. It's not from the 80's, but this is fashion, not history, and it was the only image I could find under the proper license. I'm no expert on rah-rah skirts, but her skirt looks like the other google image results.Boomboompsh (talk) 17:19, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Teenage girls wore ra-ras in the 1960s[edit]

"The rah-rah (or ra-ra) skirt...became popular among teenage girls in the early 1980s."

It was also popular among teenage girls in the 1960s. It is mentioned in the lyrics of the 1967 hit song "Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" by John Fred & His Playboy Band: "Keep a'wearin' your bracelet/And your new ra-ra." There is no indication in the song that the female in question is a cheerleader. The lyrics paint a picture of a young woman with rather loose morals, shall we say ("A chimney sweep sparrow with guys" - a black bird flitting from guy to guy.) That's just my interpretation. YMMV. Sd31263 (talk) 18:02, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Is anything in this article accurate?[edit]

I wore a lot of ra-ra skirts in the eighties and I don't really recognise the description. To my way of thinking a cheerleader skirt like the ones in the photo aren't ra-ra skirts they are cheerleader skirts or just pleated mini-skirts with nothing ra-ra about them. As far as I'm concerned a ra-ra skirt was a skirt with layers such that each layer was shorter than the one beneath so it gave an effect that was a bit like wearing one skirt over another at least once and maybe 3 or 4 or more times. I'd dispute the idea that they were always mini-skirts too, a lot of mine were knee-length or longer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.40.18.79 (talk) 09:06, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

Quite. It has the usual Wikipedia stamp of "this may be a largely UK topic, but we're dang well going to write it from a UScentric POV regardless, because "!voting" majoritarianism". Hence the ORish spelling (citing a US source for a different idiom), and the wildly inaccurate photo. Anyone confused on the topic, look up "flounce" or just do an image search for "ra-ra skirt". (Yes, we won't actually be able to use these -- due to that other WP article of faith, that it's better to use an off-topic image with bombproof CC licencing, than to rely on fair use of one that actually corresponds to the subject at hand -- but I think we're still allowed to look.) 79.97.71.180 (talk) 17:26, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Either layers of varying length, or more usually equal-length flounces arranged vertically, so that their lower edges are staggered vertically. Neither of the two images here are accurate. Andy Dingley (talk) 15:46, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
Sorry, I thought the image of the Castelbajac model looked ra-ra as it seemed to be ruffled and layered. Tough subject matter to find a free-use image for.... 21:06, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

1982 was the apex year of the Rah-rah skirt in the UK[edit]

They were everywhere that year,especially in the summer going into the autumn and then they seemed to go out of style again during 1983. They almost all seemed to be short and some very short,and there seemed to be a lot of green ones (!) and even pink ones (!!!) But the mini skirt comeback happened the previous year,in 1981,before which tight jeans had been favoured for two or three years and there was also a thing for those skirts with a split up the side for a year or so. By the spring and summer of 1981 lots of girls were wearing minis and well-above-the-knee skirts again,though,and for two decades plus after that they never really went away. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.28.138.41 (talk) 00:26, 3 January 2017 (UTC)