Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Awful 80s Fashion #4

It's time for a bit of levity around here. Today, I bring you another in my series about Awful 80s Fashion. Please don't dress like this, OK?.............Please?

The way to a man's heart is not by putting a bulls-eye on your chest.

Is she stashing extra sandwiches for lunch under there? Just in case you were wondering, this is not a maternity outfit!

If our previous model was hiding sandwiches, just think what this one could stash under her shirt! An entire buffet dinner, perhaps?

OK, if you want to be taken seriously at the office, don't wear a sweater vest with piggies on it.

Stirrup pants were a crime against humanity. But stirrup pants in paisley? Even worse. And you know there was some woman somewhere who wore the paisley shirt with the paisley stirrup pants and thought she was somethin'.

Yeah, kinda like this gal in her paisley sweatsuit.

What the heck is that braided thing across her chest??????

Finally, in our men's department, no one should have to look at this shirt. I don't care if it is Izod. Adding the matching belt just makes it worse.

UPDATE: Come on over to Couture Allure's Facebook page. I'll be posting more awful 80s fashion throughout the day!


The Brown Pigeon said...

Number 4 is my favorite. I was really hoping it was a full length knitted dress though, not just a sweater dress. *tear* :)

puddin said...

Agreed-- but vintage Izod with the alligator decal, brings "rapture" to a collector's heart. I guess for some reason the old ones are considered collectible.

Peter said...

Laugh not -- these will come back!

Sal said...

I'd forgotten how figure-hiding the styles in the 80s could be!

Deja Pseu said...

LOL! Those are truly crimes against fashion!

Christa Weil said...

Holy Crow, is that Stephanie Seymour in the piggies???!

If so that pic is worth some kind of blackmail money lol!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Wow, it might be, Christa. The image came from a 1985 Sakowitz catalog.

The Novelist said...

I was a teenager in the 80's an sported a lot of these looks! I was laughing this morning thank you!

Ms. B @ Millie Deel said...

Well I happen to think you posted at least one good look from the 80s, I really like what the girl in the yellow Izod sweater is wearing!

lori said...

Is number 3 a Laise Adzer (sp) outfit? I haven't seen that line in years. Even though I'm only5'3" and have no shoulders, salespeople in the eighties were always trying to drap that stuff all over me.

And number 4, what do those earrings have to do with that outfit? Weird.

I have a lot of my Ralph Lauren stuff from the eighties packed a way and a lot of it is still very nice. I did fairly high end interior design in the 80s ( a ghastly time for that activity as well) and I had companies get upset that I wasn't dressing in a more contemporary fashion but I just couldn't do it. I think Anne Klein was about as far out there as I got. Ugly time.

annasoc said...

How long does it take for fashions past to look classic or charming? I am even liking the 1970's harvest gold and avocado green and brown color palette, but the clothes of the 1980s still make me shudder. Do we need forty years? I don't believe I will ever love those clothes.

redhedgingerbread said...

I am in Portland, OR and odd as it may seem.... the 80's are in FULL effect here. I blame it on all the American Apparel stores and eager hipsters; maybe the water? We definitely get a lot of young 20-somethings asking for dayglo and stirrup pants at the shop!

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