Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

Eighties Ladies

Right now, I’m loving 1980s sweaters. You know them, they’re the ones with extravagant detail and slightly skewed proportions. An 80s pullover is a very fun thing to wear on a grey and chilly day.

First up, let’s take a moment to appreciate an 80s dream rendered in yarn: this Betsey Johnson beauty i have in my Etsy shop. It’s the mother of all great 80s sweaters, a wild fuchsia oversized tunic printed with –what else!–big radishes. Yowza!

1980s Betsey Johnson tunic sweater

Eighties sweaters are playful and as easy to wear as a sweatshirt. Like a sweatshirt, they often have raglan sleeves and a banded waist but with so much more style. These pullovers have great colors, unique prints and — sometimes — extravagant embellishments. Here are a few I have in the shop right now:

80s sweaters

Here are some with lots of details, from studs to appliqu├ęs and beads:

eighties sweaters

Lots of modern pieces pair really nicely with these chunky pullovers, including a slim skirt, ankle boots, aviator sunglasses, leggings, clogs, classic jeans, a leather jacket and an attitude of fun.

Here are some modern ladies wearing the heck out of some vintage sweaters:

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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