Clothes of the Eighties, Puffball Skirts
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Clothes
When it was popular: !987-1989
Description: Mini skirts that had ben doubled over at the hem to give a puffball (from the fungus) appearance. First invented by LaCroix and worn during the Bros/Stock Aitken Waterman/late Banarama era in the UK.
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Todd - April 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a few of these skirts in the 80s and loved them all! I still own two of them. Here in the US we called them bubble skirts. My favorite is my mini-length black satin skirt that had netting inside the bubble to make it more puffy. Im so happy to see the bubble skirt/puffball skirt making a comeback today!
Diane - April 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring back sum memories of 1987, I use to wear mine at discos and dress just like Shirley and Pepsi, I wore a white one wiv pink braces, i still have my skirt tuck up in the loft..They were really good times in the eighties the big hair and jewellery.. I lol now and think were has the time gone!
Carla - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
That one in the photo is lovely. i want it!
Jeannine - December 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Christian LaCroix's design was a single puff, not the tiered look shown in the photo.
Dean - July 15, 2010 - Report this comment
It seemed like just about anything designers presented or London club kids wore, no matter how outlandish, could become mainstream popular in the 80s. The puffball, puff, or pouf skirt of 1986-87 was basically an abbreviated version of the knee-length puffball skirts of the late 1950s, which in turn were abbreviated versions of the calf-length bouffant pumpkin skirts of the early 1950s. I was amazed when Lacroix showed mini-puffball skirts in '86, just a little after Vivienne Westwood showed the "mini-crini," mini-length versions of 1860s hoop skirt crinolines, and I was even more amazed when they actually became popular. They weren't as well made as the ones in the 50s, often just stuffed with wads of tissue paper or cheap lining to make them puff out. I always wondered how girls sat down in them without crushing them.
Lisa Koffler - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Forget it!
Vicki Bliss - August 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Looks like the skirts from Japan's Fairy Kei Style.

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