My dad claims it was "in style" back then; my mom says they were pretty hideous. But overall, my parents looked kind of stylish... I guess. If you're living in the 70's. This is one of the best pictures of my parents that I've ever seen - captures the happiness of a recently engaged couple perfectly, and it's just... nice! Interestingly, my dad still laughs anytime there's a camera pointed at him instead of smiling, and my mom still smiles the very same way. My sister and her entire family are ridiculously photogenic, and SIL has what her family calls a "Hilton" smile (after their dentist). I, however, cannot smile for a camera for the life of me - which is why I love taking pictures. You can't be in them when you're looking through the lens - or at the screen, whatever.
Just for comparison's sake, here's a picture of Serach & I [stolen from here... read some posts for entertainment*] from right after we were engaged in the freezing rain of Central Park. On video. With a fake homeless guy playing saxophone. But that's another story... for another time. Maybe I'll put up the video one day! Or, (more likely) maybe not.
* Sadly, many comments were deleted by OnlySimchas. My friends were quite funny, but OS didn't take too kindly to people pretending to work for them claiming that the post had exceeded capacity and was to be deleted... so they saved the space by deleting the commenters - including all their other comments - instead. Ah well. Can't blame them, only thank them for hosting such a wonderful service in the first place.