The Fabulous 80’s

We had a rip-roarin’ time at SnB on Tuesday night, thanks to my mother’s stack of knitting machine magazines from the mid 1980’s. The height of fashion. Who could forget those giant shoulder pads and dolman sleeves?

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Such color! Such style! Trust me, it’s good that this photo’s a bit blurry.

The Fabulous 80's

I’m definitely going to have to knit this for Christmas. Riiiiiight.

The Fabulous 80's

Ya gotta love the matching his-and-hers mesh shirts. Unfortunately, this photo isn’t quite clear enough for you to see the man boobs in the original photo:

The Fabulous 80's

And look, you too can wear a basket! I definitely need to put on those sunglasses when I look through these magazines.

The Fabulous 80's

This one was totally our favorite. It says “Fit for Royalty”. Would that be pseudo-Aztec-WASP royalty? And look – someone who isn’t afraid to show her face alongside these great fashions. Only because she didn’t have to wear them like the rest of us. OK, none of us wore stuff quite like these patterns. Really.

The Fabulous 80's

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12 Responses to The Fabulous 80’s

  1. Chris says:

    *shoulderpad flashback nightmare*

  2. margene says:

    We had a barrel of fun Tuesday night. I’ve never heard to much laughter and hooting! Thanks for making the night even more fun!

  3. Lani says:

    Wow! Just. Wow!

    (Very glad she never had to wear stuff like that – Especially the Reindeer Sweater)

  4. Stacey says:

    The flashbacks! ACK! I’m traumatized! Give me booze!

  5. Anne B. says:

    Ahhh, you guys are hilarious!

  6. Nora says:

    That is hilarious. More so because that stuff seemed NORMAL when we lived through it!

  7. Erin says:

    SO funny. I love Susan’s eyes in that picture. Very comical.

  8. Cookie says:


    I was in high school in the 80’s. I like to think it wasn’t that bad, but it sort of was. /sigh

  9. Carrie K says:

    OMG that deer! That’s worse than what they force Mark into in Bridget Jone’s Diary.

  10. It’s all about the shoulder pads, baby!

  11. Miss T says:

    Ack! I remember that stuff too well!

  12. I plead the 5th about having sweaters that resembled what you were laughing at. The man boobs–ugh!!

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