The oversized shirt with a belt or vest was the quintessential 80s outfit for women. Who else wore stirrup pants? I had at least two pairs and found the elastic on the bottom of my feet to be kind of irritating. They were also fleece lined and got static cling constantly. The handprint sweater is just plain hideous.
I was wondering why the fuschia and black sweater above looked familiar to me--it's because I owned one, or one very similar to it! 1985 was also apparently the year of the hair bow--so far three of the photos above feature a model with a bow or lace in her hair. The gigantic sweater with the hand paint prints all over it is hideous.
Teddy bears were another common them for women's sweaters; I don't know why--it certainly doesn't make the unflattering shape any sexier.
There's something about the fur jackets, hair, and makeup that make these models look like working girls...in the traditional sense of the word.
1985 called, and would like its hair gel ba--oh, wait. It IS 1985!
Mary Lou, think of the children, and cover that crotch up with a pair of parachute pants!
Admit it, what boy didn't have a pair of He-Man underoos during this decade?
I believe the dude on the left is sporting what was known as the "poor man's Miami Vice look."
It's nice to see that the matching "his and her clothing" trend so prevalent during the 70s hung in there for a few more years. Unfortunately, matching his and hers banana hair clips weren't available.
Looking for some gift ideas? How about a tanning lamp, exercise bike, walkman, boom box or big ass stereo?
Gotta love the 80s!