One of my favorite fashion accessories growing up as a kid was the fun slap bracelets. I had quite a few of these slap happy bracelets. They were one of those fads that were popular in the early 1990s with kids and teenagers.
If you weren’t around for this particular fad in fashion or don’t remember it, these bracelets were made out of flexible stainless steel with bistable spring bands sealed within a fabric cover. They could be straightened out and then slapped onto the wrist or wherever you wanted to put them. It was fun.
Parents and teachers mostly didn’t like them because they were annoying when kids slapped each other with them constantly. They began to be banned from schools because some of these bracelets were defective and caused injuries due to improper use.
You can still buy these fun little bracelets on average of 99 cents each. Just do a search for “Slap Bracelets” or check them out at partypalooza where I got this image from.
Questions For You:
1. Do you remember back when the slap bracelets were really popular?
2. What did you think of them?
3. Did you own any of these bracelets?
4. Do you think they will ever come back in style?