Clothes of the Eighties, Layering
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Sex: Both
Type of clothing: Shirts
When it was popular: 1982-1987
Description: This was a critical element of the 80s look. The idea was to wear as many shirts as possible without looking like the Michelin Man. Start with a turtle neck (preferably with whale print/or pastel), add a polo shirt (coordinating of course) with collar up (only the back, the front was cleverly crimped to face out) then a button down shirt. If you were a total masochist...add a cableknit sweater. Apparently, the 80s were much colder than today. I remember sporting this look as early as September.
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Jt62786 - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I love to layer in the winter. I love to dress in layers.
well its not I-Stan - August 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just talking about this; the way he wore his shirts.
Angela - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember layering being so popular too! It seemed like a lot of pastels were worn, and white. I always liked to wear a red turtleneck dickey (LOL) under a navy sweater and then piled on a cream cardigan. I guess the dickey was my favorite because it was less bulky than actually layering 3 sweaters! I totally agree, it must have been a lot colder in the 80's. I remember wearing very wintry heavy sweaters back to school in early September in the Midwest and now it would be way too warm for that!
Lisa Koffler - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I was never comfortable with over-layering clothes.
DeeAnn - February 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember layering neon t-shirts in the late 80's and then rolling the sleeves up to show both colors. This was also done with socks as early as '86.

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