Clothes of the Eighties, Shaker Knit Sweaters
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: Loose Knit Sweater
When it was popular: 1984-90
Description: These were loose woven sweaters that both male and females wore. Some had a "marble effect" . The main color of the sweater would be woven with black or white threads thus giving a marbled appearance. These sweaters had a tendency to get stretched out easily due to the weave ( especially the sleeves) Some came in v-necks which girls at my school would turn backwards and wear a racer back tank top underneath so it would show. The loose weave did provide some "air-conditioning so these were a good top for transitioning from Fall to Winter.
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Angela - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
These were great, very comfy and like the describer mentioned they were perfect for transitioning in and out of seasons. I think everyone (female especially) wore these from middle school girls all the way to adult. My favorite was teal with silver threads here and there, haha. I wore it with a black tank top and black leggings and my Doc Martens.
sdianah - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
We used to layer them with racer back tanks too. The most popular colors were the "brights" near neon, like fuschia, cobalt, yellow, green and orange. They came in crew necks and vests in addition to the popular v-neck. Some had the v in the front and the back, but most girls my age had parents who would not them wear that kind! Thank goodness...
Millie Cooney - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember the "shaker sweaters" from the 60's!they were white,green,burgandy,black.

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