The warm weather may be coming, but maybe you like to keep your arms covered. Maybe you like a Victorian style of clothing, but you also like the 80’s? This is exactly what Gunne Sax has created for you, then: A spectacular fusion of late 1800’s Victorian dress meets seaside bathing costume, incorporated into romantic early 1980’s design, padded shoulders and all. Definitely distinctive and one-of-a-kind! Pair it with pumps or lace-up boots, it’s your call. Click here for more sizing and views.
Combining 1980’s love for asymmetry and royal blue, this deadstock gown by Alyce Designs is in a timeless empire cut with a sheer, diaphanous overlay of what could be called “raining roses”. The flower motif adds tons of visual interest and glitz for the gown’s intended purpose as formalwear. As with many of the “true” hues, royal blue looks good with several skin tones and hair colors. Most of all, this is a unique piece and has never been owned before! Click here for more views and sizing information.
Although this top is from the 1980’s, it has a very historical feel to it around the shoulder area. Made by Sauci, this bright red crop-length piece has unusual padded detailing to the shoulders, reminding historical costume fans of Renaissance design elements. The rest of the top is all eighties: Bright color, youthful cut, scoop neck. Contrasting black piping at the neck and for the whip-stitching on the shoulders gives it some extra oomph. Click here for more views and details!
Rich and shiny in copper and black, this diagonal-striped women’s blouse by Nicola has never been worn and is in deadstock condition. Accentuating the 1980’s silhouette circa 1983, the shoulders are padded and the wide wristband and waistband are stretchy with a smocked look. Click here for more views and details.
The early to mid 1980’s saw a huge popularity with these fitted, gathered parachute pants: The provenance of boomboxes and moonwalking and breakdancing. These parachute pants were made by Bugle Boy in a sheeny gray nylon with lots of gathers and zip-closure pockets for maximum style. Click here for sizing and more views!
This necklace is a fascinating combination of natural and geometric shapes in neutral colors. The more organic, irregular shapes play off the regular shapes of sphere, ring, and one gray cube as the focal point. Click here for sizing and other views!
Talk about striking! Diagonal radiant starbursts in black against a white leather background punctuate your structured look. More views here:
For that really fun-loving look from the mid-eighties, you can’t do much better than this purse. Made by “Desiree” in faux black leather and alligator-texture material, this purse combines a black background with several multicolored, highly asymmetrical shapes. Like so many other eighties purses, this features a very skinny strap so as not to pull the eye away from the party on this purse. Click here for more views and details!
This blouse comes from that period of the 80’s where ruffles were big, and yet it features the crisp blue and white stripes of a more conventional button-down top. The fabric is fairly lightweight, good for warm or moderate temperatures, and the colors are like ones you see in contemporary clothing. Click here for more information!
Another of those colors that’s making the rounds again right now is turquoise, and here it is on the always-popular early 80’s jacket. Click here for more views!