Thursday, April 22, 2010

Awful 80s Fashion #6

Today, the 6th in our series of public service announcements about how not to dress. I bring you Awful 80s Fashion!

Do I really need to say anything?

Do my ankles look fat? Hell, yes!

Why do designers think we want to look like little kids? I don't know if you can tell in the insert picture, but the back of the sweater has the backs of the bunnies with real pom-pom tails. And Saks had the audacity to charge $180 for this sweater in 1985!

Take one sweater, add another sweater to each sleeve and you've got three sweaters in one!

Honey, I lost my underarms.

Add 10 pounds to your hips instantly with this amazing dress!

Even better, add 20 pounds!

I'm big, I'm bad, I'm plaid.

I actually like this cape-coat. But the photo cracks me up. Did someone call Zorro?

5 comments:

Christa Weil said...

oh man I remember when every working girl in Manhattan wore white hose, black patent shoes and pink coat dresses. Good n' Plenty, anyone?

I'm a sucker for those Spanish riding hats. I like the cape too. Too bad it could fit an entire cub scout campout inside.

Hope you have lots more, this all makes me laugh . . .

Mieze said...

That bunny pullover is pretty much the most awful thing I've ever seen! The rest... well, it was totally cool back then, right? I wasn't born then but when I look at what I wore during the 90s, it scares me alot.

Susannah said...

I love how the bunny sweater woman is still doing the Sexy Model Pout. And the woman in the first photo looks like a one-woman incarnation of Sesame Street!

Serendipity Handmade said...

Those are just awful. Awful! Great post!

Stitchy Witch said...

Ha! Even better, I have a knitting magazine from the 80s with a pattern for the bunny sweater on the cover! I always thought it was insane, but now I know... it's a fabulous designer knock off!

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