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Did you have to wear a gymsuit in junior high/high school?

SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
What did it look like?

Ugh. Mine was one piece, designed to look like separates, for some odd reason. Navy blue on the bottom, sky blue on the top. Horrible. Horrible.

(of course, kids barely have gym now)
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  • rileybrileyb Posts: 1,975Registered Users
    Mine was navy blue sweatpants, a royal blue polo shirt and a navy blue sweatshirt. We looked like crayons.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Mine was also one piece. Think romper suit. Navy on the bottom and navy/white striped up top. FUGLY!!

    And the neck got all stretched out putting it on as no zipper or buttons. Why? Why???


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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    We could always buy the school t-shirt/sweatshirt/shorts/sweatpants and wear those to gym. But we also had the option of wearing any type of other athletic type clothing for gym.

    I visted my high school recently and the school garb they sell is pretty fly! I wish they would have had stuff like that available when I was enrolled there as a student. People now ask me to buy certain pieces for them when I go home. Nice.

    Back when, it was pretty basic.

    But no, we never had any kind of romper or "suit." Come on, it was NYC. LOL

  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,498Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    xcptnl wrote: »
    Mine was also one piece. Think romper suit.

    *shudder*

    yes, as above but all one colour - medium blue.

    yuck!
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    We could always buy the school t-shirt/sweatshirt/shorts/sweatpants and wear those to gym. But we also had the option of wearing any type of other athletic type clothing for gym.

    I visted my high school recently and the school garb they sell is pretty fly! I wish they would have had stuff like that available when I was enrolled there as a student. People now ask me to buy certain pieces for them when I go home. Nice.

    Back when, it was pretty basic.

    But no, we never had any kind of romper or "suit." Come on, it was NYC. LOL

    Lucky! I just read a hilarious quote about NYC. Something like "We won't judge your lifestyle but we will judge your shoes."
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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    Middle school- Red two piece short set. With the school name and mascot (ram) and our names on it. it doubled as team sports uniforms for anyone in sports.

    High school- none.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    THIS:

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    It was polyester, so it didn't breathe, and therefore created lots of sweat, which showed as lovely rings in the armpits.

    They came in "shorts" variety, but ours were bloomers. Yeah! Lucky us! The worst part...we had no school uniforms, so when we went to other schools for basketball and field hockey games, we wore the bloomers. The other schools laughed at us. :(

    We wore the bloomers from 4th through 8th grade. Girls only. Boys could wear normal shorts.

    I was so happy to go to high school and leave the bloomers behind. We had no specific uniform in high school, other than having to wear something "athletic".
  • wonderdiana - shopaholic takes a napwonderdiana - shopaholic takes a nap Posts: 1,728Registered Users
    Middle school was blue cotton shorts and a blue cotton t-shirt with our school's name. You could also just wear plain blue shorts and t-shirt, but I didn't already own those and the school's seperates were only $10 a piece. We couldn't wear sweatshirts or anything over the uniform, which sucked when they made us play field hockey in November.

    In high school we could wear whatever shorts, t-shirts, sweatpants or sweatshirts we wanted as long as they didn't have any logos or designs (other than the school logo, but barely anyone bought the school t-shirts or sweatshirts).
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    It was the same type of unisex outfit for both middle school and high school: a school T-shirt with dark sweat shorts. You could use dark sweatpants instead, and you could also wear a dark long-sleeved shirt under the T-shirt. Any religiously required garments were also permitted.

    Of course you had boys trying to sag with their sweat shorts, and girls rolling up their waistbands to make booty shorts and cutting their T-shirts into tanks.
  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    THIS:

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    My mom also had to wear this for gym, complete with bloomers. This was during the '70s, so it's pretty weird that they hadn't updated the girls' uniform yet.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    THIS:

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    My mom also had to wear this for gym, complete with bloomers. This was during the '70s, so it's pretty weird that they hadn't updated the girls' uniform yet.


    I graduated 8th grade in 1976...and my school used the bloomers well into the early 1980's.
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  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    Nope. Like, Spidey said, a gymsuit wasn't required in NYC. We did have to bring in sweatpants, sneakers and T-shirts from home, though. We weren't that lucky.
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Apparently, I had the same hellish one piece as springcurl. It was also my first experience with a lock and locker, and oh, was it horrible. To this day, I still hate combination locks.

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  • B-wavyB-wavy Posts: 1,733Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    THIS:

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    It was polyester, so it didn't breathe, and therefore created lots of sweat, which showed as lovely rings in the armpits.

    They came in "shorts" variety, but ours were bloomers. Yeah! Lucky us! The worst part...we had no school uniforms, so when we went to other schools for basketball and field hockey games, we wore the bloomers. The other schools laughed at us. :(

    We wore the bloomers from 4th through 8th grade. Girls only. Boys could wear normal shorts.

    I was so happy to go to high school and leave the bloomers behind. We had no specific uniform in high school, other than having to wear something "athletic".

    Ack! The horror! Ours were light yellow. Yellow! *shudder*
    claudine19 wrote: »
    Apparently, I had the same hellish one piece as springcurl. It was also my first experience with a lock and locker, and oh, was it horrible. To this day, I still hate combination locks.

    We had to climb ropes. I could not climb a rope.

    I couldn't climb the rope either. I think I was the only one who couldn't. :oops:
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    The boys could, but the girls struggled.

    I can't believe I can't find a picture of the type of suit we wore.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,238Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    rouquinne wrote: »
    xcptnl wrote: »
    Mine was also one piece. Think romper suit.

    *shudder*

    yes, as above but all one colour - medium blue.

    yuck!

    Yep, ours were a greenish blue cotton and they wrinkled like mad. This was in the early 70's and it was quite possibly the ugliest thing I've ever worn (and believe me, I wore some ugly stuff in the 80's). And we had to wear blinding white sneakers and whiten them with shoe polish every week.
    It was all just downright hideous. Add that to the fact I was short, skinny, totally unathletic and you have someone who absolutely detested gym class through and through.
    Thank goodness in Senior high we could choose from a wide variety of classes and wear whatever we wanted. Probably the only reason I graduated.
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  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    We had to wear a powder blue one piece romper that was solid blue on the bottom and blue and white striped on top. REALLY awful.

    By the time I got to sophomore year, they'd done away with the rompers in favor of those horrid coach's shorts with a school tee-shirt. Our colors were orange and black. We had to wear orange shorts. The top could be orange, black, or white but had to be the official school-sanctioned tee-shirt.

    I look at our yearbook pics and say, "WTF?"
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  • KurlyKaeKurlyKae Posts: 3,413Registered Users
    Just freshman year of high school. After that, they let us wear any sweatpants or athletic type shorts with a tee shirt or sweatshirt. What we had that one year was polyester black shorts with gold/yellow trim, and a reversible shirt, gold in one side, black on the other. That was so that we could dress as teams during class, which never happened.

    My daughter' schools use gym uniforms now (imagine my surprise, DD1 did not have that in NJ.). Shorts and t-shirts sold through the school. There is a place on each to write their names, and a picture of the mascot. If you don't want to buy through the school, you can get plain but similarly colored items elsewhere.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    claudine19 wrote: »
    The boys could, but the girls struggled.

    I can't believe I can't find a picture of the type of suit we wore.

    I cannot find mine either. I gave up. Ours sound similar.

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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    claudine19 wrote: »
    The boys could, but the girls struggled.

    I can't believe I can't find a picture of the type of suit we wore.

    Add me to the list of non rope climbers. I hated gym. Ádd having to wear glaasses and I stink at all sports.

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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    LadyV69 wrote: »
    Nope. Like, Spidey said, a gymsuit wasn't required in NYC. We did have to bring in sweatpants, sneakers and T-shirts from home, though. We weren't that lucky.

    Yep, we could wear anything we wanted as long as it wasn't obscene.
  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    In junior high we wore a school T-shirt and blue drawstring basketball shorts. I think I only took one semester of gym in junior high and switched to dance and had to wear a leotard. And I did JROTC in early high school so I had to wear an Air Force uniform. Later in high school, in a different state, I took a wildlife course instead of gym.
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Wow! A wildlife course instead of gym? That sounds terrific.

    In high school, one of our gym teachers was an alcoholic who always wore dark glasses. One day when we were practicing archery, she got confused and had some of us retrieve our arrows while others were still shooting. Hjinks ensued.

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  • HropkeyHropkey Posts: 572Registered Users
    Middle school: red mesh shorts and this awful, thick reversible shirt. Everything was bought from the school and had the school logo. They replaced the shirts with plain t-shirts with the school logo. We could wear any sweatshirt or sweatpants with it when the weather was cold, and anything other than athletic shoes was a dress cut.

    High school was the same (PE is only required in California for the first 2 years) save for a mesh shirt and everything in the school colors, blue and white. I mean, it was all really ugly but not awful, and I kept the shorts to work out in.
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  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    What if you have a really long torso? The one-piece romper deal seems super uncomfortable. Especially during the gymnastics unit. How do you do a back bend in a polyester romper???? Frontal wedgie anyone??
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    ^^i did not have to worry about that. I was trying to not get hit by flying objects. Gym was not my best class.

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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Po wrote: »
    What if you have a really long torso? The one-piece romper deal seems super uncomfortable. Especially during the gymnastics unit. How do you do a back bend in a polyester romper???? Frontal wedgie anyone??



    Oh, not to worry...there was PLENTY of extra fabric built into the bloomer bottoms to do any sort of athletic maneuver you could imagine. VERY roomy in the tushy.
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Yeah, ours were wicked stretchy. And you stepped in through the neck. How crazy is that?
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