Posts Tagged: 80s

Knit a Vintage 80s Fluffy Angora Sweater

Angora sweaters made a comeback in the 1980s big time. So soft, fluffy, furry and feminine! This beautiful knitting pattern is from the Fall 1980 edition of McCall’s Needlework & Crafts magazine. The gorgeous sweater is knit in stockinette, ribbed gently at cuffs. Elastic shapes the waist, gossamer ruffling trim throat, cuffs and off-center banding…. Read more »

Laura Ashley Vintage 1984 Spring Dress Collection

Fashion in the 1980s was not only the New Wave, neon-colored, spandexed, Flashdance attire that we always think defines the style of that decade. There was definitely a more classic side, with the Sloane Ranger (Princess Diana) and Preppy look. There was also a more romantic, traditional look in dresses, with the popularity of Laura… Read more »

Vintage 1980s Yves Saint Laurent~Rive Gauche Fashions

From the September 1985 issue of Vogue magazine, this is a fabulous advertising spread of Yves Saint Laurent ~ Rive Gauche fashions and footwear. Photographed by the iconic Helmut Newton, these bold and striking YSL designs are incredibly ’80s. Enjoy! ~Marilyn

The Rockettes and L’eggs Colors Pantyhose, 1985

Wearing pantyhose – or any type of leg covering – was practically a requirement in the 1980s. No woman went bare-legged ever (well maybe in the heat of summer, but it was questionable). I just remember buying masses of pantyhose to wear to work in my 1980s banking days. The most popular nylons of the… Read more »

The “It” Perfumes of 1985

I’ve been a huge perfume fan my whole life. So perusing through the September 1985 issue of Vogue magazine,  I was reminded of the many scents that I wore and were popular that year. But the scent that captures the essence of the ’80s to me was the ubiquitous Giorgio of Beverly Hill perfume. Seemingly… Read more »