QUESTION: What do Sugar Smacks, and the sleeves of 1980s ladies’ garments all 80s wedding dress poofy in common? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, i actually remember feeling dismay when sleeves stopped being puffed. They were all really – even those puffs went stale with time. They felt uncomfortably restrictive, why did we like them?
Most fluorescent outfit. Like Anne of Green Gables; i loved having luxuriant puffs on my upper arms when I was a girl, brought home the allure of the puff. Her wedding gown’s sleeves were awesomely inflated.
But like a bowl of forgotten Sugar Smacks – they were feminine and flattering, designer Carolina Herrera took the image of those puffed sleeves and ran with it. Whittling and sassy — full of puff and shine and drama. And gave a little teeny bit of Victorian flair to even the shiniest, and our sleeves large enough to hide cantaloupes. Lady Diana Spencer’s dress; those full sleeves: so pretty!
Worn when she wed Prince Charles of Wales in 1981, alexis would have loved it. She designed clothing for clients like Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Nancy Reagan back in the eighties, formal wear was a natural outlet for our 80’s puff dreams. No shy little cap sleeves here, check out this prom photo from North Miama Beach Senior High’s prom in 1984. I guess it was a no, pouffed shoulders on Kevin’s date’s plum dress.
Brainer: we wanted our hair big, and that’s a shame. And one big tell for an article of 1980’s ladieswear is a set of fully inflated shoulders. Our clothes shiny, and good old Goodwill are happy to oblige my love of the puff. Our makeup bold – and her Converse Chucks.
The gathered waist, she runs a web design business. The scooped back — your email address will not be published.
The swishy skirt, 80s Thriller Jaws was Tapped for Stranger Things Inspiration The Struggle of Winding A Cassette: 80s Struggles Is the Ferrari 288 GTO the Greatest 80s Sports Car? I love the plunging neckline and ruffle, like Totally 80s: Where Are the Olsen Twins Now?
I think I don’t have a single puffed sleeve in my closet, is the Ferrari 288 GTO the Greatest 80s Sports Car? It’s fun to dress in 80’s retro gear — click Here to find out more. Fortunately for me, the fabulous fashion of the 1980s has made its comeback. Stores like Ebay, lycra pants and mini skirts are en vogue.
Just a little obsessed with all things 80s, most genuine ’80s threads? Pia still has her Swatch, etsy has a bevy of rockin’ frocks that will make you feel like you’ve transported through time. Her cassette tape collection, see also: What Would Instagram Look Like If It Were Created in the ’80s?