Clothes of the Eighties, Outback Red / Forenza
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Clothing
When it was popular: 198?
Description: The clothing line of the Limited. You could tell if a girl wore OBR because they had the logo of the 3 letters sort of on top of one another. They had t-shirts with a notch in the scoop neck and the logo under it, polo shirts with the logo on the chest, and turtlenecks with the logo centered on the top of the back. OBR also had a distinctive sweater pattern, like the cables in the sweater were flat and straight until 1/3 of the way down and then they kind of braided together.
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Linaka - April 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I was given an off-white OutbackRed turtleneck size Medium a few years ago by a friend who had "outgrown" it, but it has seen better days and is about to be donated to charity...the collar notched in front and the shoulder pads are very flattering. I wish someone made a similar product today.
Carrie - December 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember those! I had a seafoam/teal one and a pink one!
Suzy - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG Thanks for the memories! I loved these brands in junior high & high school, along with Guess, Jag, & Esprit. And Carrie's comment is too funny. Sea Foam and Teal were such hot colors back then!
Crista - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED Outback Red and Forenza clothing, I wish The Limited still carried those brands!
KK - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Us guys in the "New Wave" set, would buy forenza pants in xx women's sizes. They actually made better NW baggies then any of the men's brands. The prefect dance pants.
KLH - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
LOVED my Outback Red baggie pants. One size too big and tight rolled at the bottom, of course. 1987-88
kate - January 11, 2009 - Report this comment
does anyone know where to find Women's Forenza long-sleeved cotton mock turtle neck tops???
Angela - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom and all of my teachers in late elementary through middle school wore Outback Red and Forenza clothes.
Andra - February 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I love both brands. I remember everyone wearing lots of argyle and pins over the top of the shirt, like a broach. I actually bought a shirt at a garage sale that is to small, but it was an outback red, khaki and I had to get it
Christie - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED OBR. I miss them. They were simple and stylish. Every once in awhile I will find a store that had a similar line. But alas, often they are not in women's sizes. I found a store in Big Bear CA that had really beautiful stuff, but not women's sizes.
Patti - July 11, 2009 - Report this comment
OBR. My fave clothing line. Very feminine. I still have a beautiful mock turtle i bought in the 80's. Has the red OBR tag sewn on the outside on the back of the collar. Heavy sigh.
Jen - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
The Limited is bringing back Outback Red this Fall!
Nancy - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I bought all my clothes from The Limited in the 80's (Outback Red). Then they veered away from that look and it was all over for me. Still wish they made those baggy pants and safari shirts. Why stop a great thing?
alicia - October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
i would love to find my linen sailor OBR again or one similar!!!
Jean - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know anywhere a person might could find classic fit 14 reg forenza jeans for women?
Lynne - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Jean: try Goodwill. I found a pair of authentic Forenza black cargo pants there.
Kendra - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved The Limited and OBR back then! They were the coolest thing in our little mall!
Alison - March 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I just bought a cream colored Forenza wool coat today at Salvation Army for $1.00. It's beautiful and in "mint" condition. I feel real lucky:-)
Michele - May 29, 2010 - Report this comment
Just went to The Limited outlet store. Almost everything they carried was OBR!! Of course the styles have changed since they were sold in The Limited stores years ago, but the quality and the trendiness was right on mark!
Alisa - November 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I bought a black and purple Forenza sweater from the limited in about 1985 and I still wear it today. I paid $24 for it and I still get compliments on it. My daughter has even worn it. It's still my favorite sweater.
Lisa Koffler - January 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I saw these everywhere I looked!
Chrissy - February 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I am wearing an OBR 100% wool scarf today!!!
Stephanie - March 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I am cleaning out a closet and I just found a Forenza skirt, black with muted tribal lizard designs. I lived this skirt soooo much, I could't throw it away! I was planning on making a pillow cover or something, but it still fits me. The length seems so long now--in my memory I though it was knee lenght, but it is closer to mid-calf.
cheryl hall - October 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a shirt that i wore in ninth grade! I still wear it to this day and get compliments. People dont believe its 26 years old. I will submit a picture so all can see how great this shirt is
Paula - October 30, 2011 - Report this comment
I have 4 Forenza tank tops that are now, sadly, used only for painting. I'd give ANYTHING to get them new today!!!
webster cougar - November 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Is it weird that my brother, who was a body builder at the time, alway wore my Forenza sweat shirts w/ his MC Hammer weight lifting pants?
Jill - November 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Absolutely loved the Outback Red line at The Limited. My mother and I would go there all the time. My favorite was a pink floral henley top under a coca brown henley sweater with rolled hems. It had the best shoulder pads too!
Cheryl - January 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I have 2 Limited skirts, one Forenza and one Hunter's Ridge, both size 2 and both adorable, listed on eBay right now. Both in excellent condition! User cm62.
Penny S - April 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I have one red forenza shirt, from the 80's and 2 sweatshirts, black and torquoise, and..another black mock sweatshirt..with a pull tie. Will never give these ups and still look great!!
gina - December 03, 2013 - Report this comment
i still have (and use) my outback red leather wallet. it's huge, not convenient, and looks as old as it is. but i LOVE it. wish i could add a photo.
Virginia - December 03, 2014 - Report this comment
My daughter had a rosy red OBR long sleeved mock turtle neck top she handed down to me years ago. It is my favorite winter time shirt, still soft and pretty. I love the way it feels and looks
sandy - February 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved those outback reds, especially one particular skirt, mid-calf, dark khaki green, with a buckle detail near calf length, in the back. I am looking for this skirt, it doesn't matter the size, in hopeful good condition.
Pat - February 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I have a black turtleneck ,Florenza shirt that i still wear.. It has the logo on the lower left side of the shirt. Love it!!
Leann - October 07, 2016 - Report this comment
I've had an Outback Red long sleeve button down shirt for about 33 years. I've washed it on regular, cold with all colors probably over 200 times. It still looks new. I'm waring it today. So I was like, "this shirt is indestructable! What is it?" I looked and saw the tag said Outback Red so I looked that up. Wow! That is one good clothing company for durable and cute clothing!

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