Clothes of the Eighties, Petticoats
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Skirt
When it was popular: 1981-83, 1987-88
Description: Influenced from the fab 50s, these skirts were originally designed to be worn under an overskirt. Petticoats are often called can-cans or crinolines..they had yards and yards (sometimes as much as 80 to 100 yards) of fabric usually stiff netting or organdy. They made your skirt pouf WAY out and came in all colors and lengths. By 1987 and 88, they were being worn by themselves without an overskirt..usually with a wide belt and a bustier top or bodysuit or leotard..
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Todd - May 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Petticoats were soo fun in the 80s. If ya wanted to stand out in a crowd, petticoats would do it. You always noticed someone wearing one, either as a skirt or under a skirt. Plus they were fun at the clubs and parties to dance in! Spinning around like a maniac, your petticoat was eye candy out on the dance floor. Back in the androgynous 80s I would wear them often..all clubs and concerts and parties. And to this day Ill still wear them to 80s theme parties and shows. (Yes thats me in the picture!)
DaMoe - June 25, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank god someone put another pic up besides Todd's
JennBear - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Aww I like Todd's petticoat better than that black one!
DaMoe - June 26, 2009 - Report this comment
That's 'cause you retarded. You got owned, bee-yotch!!
JennBear - June 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Why dont you learn how to speak proper english DaMoe? Maybe then someone will actually care about what you say!
Emily - September 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a fab red petticoat that I wore out to clubs in the late 80s! It was soo fun! Friends would often borrow it from me.
Lisa Koffler - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow! I would only wear one as a Halloween outfit!
DeeAnn - February 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved petticoats (or the cheaper lace ruffle sewn just under the hem version), especially with ribbon woven through the eyelet. I think we were influenced by our fav girl program Little House on the Prairie with this trend. Ribbons in our french braided hair, too.

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