Surprise the 80's Weren't All That Bad.....

So often when eighties fashion is mentioned people cringe and suggest it's a whole era in fashion that should be erased from our memories and wardrobes. Granted there were some questionable trends, but the whole era certainly doesn't require being written off.

As most of you know I'm a lover of 1970's fashion and that has grown into loving the 1960's and these days I'm seeking out more 1950's fashion. But the 1980's has stand out pieces that are complimentary to modern day fashions and vintage lovers wardrobe as well.

This 1980's cotton frock with a graphic print has been seeing a lot of action recently with a surge of hot weather even though it's officially meant to be Autumn here. I love the button detail at the shoulder and is reminiscent of details you would see in 1950's clothing.

Dress: op shopped
Belt: op shopped
Brooch: Erstwilder gift from Ben
Wedges: retail


I'm sure many a non-vintage addict or lover one would be surprised that this 1980's frock and to that I would say:

SURPRISE

The eighties had some surprises up it's sleeve and some of those surprises make there way into my wardrobe from time to time.

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My Vintage Childhood: Surprise the 80's Weren't All That Bad.....

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Surprise the 80's Weren't All That Bad.....

So often when eighties fashion is mentioned people cringe and suggest it's a whole era in fashion that should be erased from our memories and wardrobes. Granted there were some questionable trends, but the whole era certainly doesn't require being written off.

As most of you know I'm a lover of 1970's fashion and that has grown into loving the 1960's and these days I'm seeking out more 1950's fashion. But the 1980's has stand out pieces that are complimentary to modern day fashions and vintage lovers wardrobe as well.

This 1980's cotton frock with a graphic print has been seeing a lot of action recently with a surge of hot weather even though it's officially meant to be Autumn here. I love the button detail at the shoulder and is reminiscent of details you would see in 1950's clothing.

Dress: op shopped
Belt: op shopped
Brooch: Erstwilder gift from Ben
Wedges: retail


I'm sure many a non-vintage addict or lover one would be surprised that this 1980's frock and to that I would say:

SURPRISE

The eighties had some surprises up it's sleeve and some of those surprises make there way into my wardrobe from time to time.

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8 Comments:

At March 25, 2015 at 8:42 AM , Blogger Leisha said...

You look beautiful in these photos.

 
At March 25, 2015 at 4:21 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

I certainly wouldn't write off the 80's for fashion....sure a lot was hideous, but I am drawn to the 80's does 50's and 60's kind of styles. Your dress has a surprising modern vibe along with the vintage thing. Looking gorgeous as always! I hope you and the family are over that dreadful bug. Nothing worse then that. Big love. Xx

 
At March 25, 2015 at 7:14 PM , Blogger Iliska Dreams said...

If the 80s were so bad why is it I see glimpses of it everywhere in retail shops right now?

 
At March 25, 2015 at 7:20 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Bless ya Leisha thank you. X

 
At March 25, 2015 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I'm drawn to the same things as you. I wish some people would be more open to the 80's then to pass blanket statements in the era and writing it off. We are all much better thank you. It's been a hell of a last week. Hope you're well lovely. X

 
At March 25, 2015 at 7:27 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Ah huh yep exactly and as soon as it's on trend all those who bagged the 80's change their opinions for fashion.

 
At March 25, 2015 at 9:22 PM , Blogger Vix said...

That dress looks great on you, the shoulder detailing and graphic print look very current.
Yes, the 1980s was far more than power dressing, pointy shoes and pencil skirts. I know, I was there! xxx

 
At March 25, 2015 at 10:08 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Vix. If there's anyone that could prove a vintage fashion point it would be you.

 

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