Clothes of the Eighties, Sweatshirt Dresses
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Dress
When it was popular: circa 1985
Description: A dress made of & in replica of a large sweatshirt. Typically in colors like black, hot pink, deep purple, and red. It would have a tight band (like that on the bottom of a sweatshirt) on the bottom of the skirt that would usually fall about mid thigh. Pockets were optional.

When folks wore the black dress it would also a few skinny neon colored belts around the waist.

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shoefly_pie - May 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes. A Christmas green one.
Kitschywoman - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Had one of these, too. In purple. Made it in Home Ec in Junior High. It was easy to do because I could make it huge and not worry about the sizing. XD
Dean - July 05, 2010 - Report this comment
At the very end of the 70s and the earliest 80s, girls who wanted to look "new wave" would wear an oversized red sweatshirt, thigh-length, over opaque tights and pointy pumps from the 1950s. Norma Kamali also made flouncy minidresses in the early 80s out of grey sweatshirt fabric. Those were really popular. To see an exactly early 80s-style sweatshirt dress, check out the 2005 British parody of early 80s suspense shows, "Garth Marenghi's Dark Place," the episode called "Hell Hath Fury." The character Liz Asher wears one with a wide 80s belt and looks period-perfect.

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