Clothes of the Eighties, Petticoats
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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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