Clothes of the Eighties, Knickers
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Sex: Both (women/girls only in N. America
Type of clothing: Pants
When it was popular: 1981-1983
Description: Pants which ended at mid-calf or just below the knee, cuffed (frequently with either snaps or elastic) to stay in place. Best worn with panty hose or bare legs and feet. First seen (for 80s purposes) as part of Princess Leia's outfit on planet Bespin for _The Empire Strikes Back_, they were also popularized by Lady Diana Spencer during her courtship and engagement.
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Cindy - July 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I had about 3 pairs of knickers that I wore with either my frilly blouses or with my monagramed sweaters. And you had to wear the knickers with colored stockings and penny loafers. And I think we also wore them with a headband around our heads.
Heather - December 20, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow! I remember these! I had a navy blue pair w/ little, white anchor shaped buttons on the sides, at the bottom.
Jessika316 - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I Have two pairs. one with big back pockets.
Suzie76 - January 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I love Them. I have alot of them. I wear them to work.
Chaya - February 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I wear theses in the apring
janey - February 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved my knickers!!! I vividly remember wearing my brown pair with argil socks on the first day of school, 7th grade. LOVE,LOVE,LOVED
JEWS HATE JESUS! - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
elaine - November 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I love wearing knickers. Got several pair in corduroy and tweed too. I pair them with an oxford shirt and flats.
Dean - December 21, 2010 - Report this comment
The big fad in my high school in fall of '81, when they were worn in dark corduroys and wools with dark, opaque tights and flat pumps called skimmers, often in metallic bronze. Worn with high-buttoned, ruffle-yoked "prairie blouses" and sweaters.
DeeAnn - February 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Definitely worn with argyle (or textured) socks and penny loafers in the fall of '81 and ballet flats (Candie's) in the spring of '82.
blossomdearie - February 12, 2015 - Report this comment
I had two pair. One baby blue corduroy, shared with my sister were loved. The other, a birthday gift from my aunt which came with a hoodie were horrible and got me teased mercilessly at school. Being less than adept at putting outfits together I thought the double gray relaxed fit looked good but it missed the mark.

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