For your amusement, here is a photo of me in 1991 at a good friend's wedding, with The Costume Technician (who is now 27 years old and living in NYC). I wore that double-breasted, entirely synthetic dress to work all the time, and thought I looked darned good.
I didn't stop getting
I dug up this photo because I think it explains why I couldn't leave this vintage Kings Row dress behind when I found it in our local MegaThrift.
Vintage Kings Row dress ~ thrifted
Anne Klein pumps ~ I think the Costume Technician forgot them at our house several years ago
Mad Men pearls ~ Banana Republic on sale when the collection was available
It doesn't have padded sleeves, but the sleeves are definitely poufy because of large gathers. It's actually kind of a square dress in general, but I think the over-dress tied on the side is supposed to give it some shape.
I pro'bly should have had second thoughts about actually wearing it when my sister and The Costume Technician laughed their asses off when they saw it. Of course, these are the same women who called me "Smurfette" when they found my post with the bright blue tights from We Love Colors. (They were right, I actually learned a lot from that outfit post :P No matchy-matchy tights and sweaters.)
For my readers of a certain age, what do you miss most about 80s style - or least?