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Fashion Dresses from the 80s

Two examples From Each Of Our 1980s Fashion clothing Pages
Below is a selection which includes two examples from each year of women's dresses from each of our 1980 to 1989 years. There are 2 dresses shown for each year. As you go down the page you can see the styles change during the decade.
Two examples From 1980
From 1980 Multi Stripe Terry Dress
1980 Multi Stripe Terry Dress Price: $24.00
Description Pullover 1-piece style features horizontal striping with a diagonally striped insert on the front of the bodice. Three-button and loop closing on the shoulder with long sleeves. Has an elasticized waist with black patent-look buckled belt. Skirt has side slit.

From 1980 Sequin Bodice Gown
1980 Sequin Bodice Gown Price: $48.00
Description Shimmering sequins light up the elasticized camisole bodice. Spaghetti straps. Below, a sweeping, floor-length skirt with an alluring side slit. Dress pulls on. Ultra sheer cover-up with butterfly sleeves and string tie at neck is a glamorous finishing touch. Colors are ivory or royal blue.

Two examples From 1981
From 1981 Lace Taffeta Two Piece Dress
1981 Lace Taffeta Two Piece Dress Price: $36.00
Description White polyester lace top lined with woven white nylon; sheer lace sleeves. Black taffeta skirt made with woven polyester. The front closure is contrasted with black buttons. Top has a round neckline and a black grosgrain ribbon tie-belt, edged with picot trim.

From 1981 Lace Collar Dress
1981 Lace Collar Dress Price: $30.00
Description Mauve with cream-color lace. This pullover style dress has front tucks and a simulated pearl button closure. There is a lavish double tiered lace collar that is lightly ruffled all around. The slightly puffed sleeves are gathered into cuffs with button closings.

Two examples From 1982
From 1982 Pleated Skirt Dress
1982 Pleated Skirt Dress Price: $24.00
Description Dress with pleated skirt is made of soft and lustrous polyester knit. It has a back zipper closing and an elastic waist with a self sash belt. Colors are rose, aqua and black.

From 1982 Sailor Dress
1982 Sailor Dress Price: $28.00
Description Sailor dress has a middy collar with a detachable white tie. Dress has an elastic waist and knife pleating. There is white trim around the hem and collar and a narrow patent-vinyl belt cinches the waistline.

Two examples From 1983
From 1983 Gray Flannel Blazer and Skirt
1983 Gray Flannel Blazer and Skirt Price: $70.00
Description Celebrate in sophisticated style with gray flannel. Classic blazer has breast pocket and front welt pockets. Windowpane skirt has two front pleats at waist, back kick pleat, side seam pockets and side zip.

From 1983 Side Button Dress
1983 Side Button Dress Price: $24.00
Description Intriguing side-buttons let you be as daring as you wish! Dress has an elasticized peplum-waist and a vinyl-patent belt. Polyester knit in stand-out magenta with black print.

Two examples From 1984
From 1984 Colorblock Dress
1984 Colorblock Dress Price: $28.00
Description Bold geometrics brighten the festivities in an easy chemise with color-blocked front. Off-white, purple and black on camel. Keyhole back with button closure. Long sleeves.

From 1984 Double Flounced Drop Waist Dress
1984 Double Flounced Drop Waist Dress Price: $48.00
Description This dropped torso, double-flounced knit dress is reminiscent of the 1920s. Gold-color acetate and lurex metallic thread glimmers and glows as it catches the light. With flirty capelet sleeves and v-back.

Two examples From 1985
From 1985 Lace Blouson Dress
1985 Lace Blouson Dress Price: $60.00
Description Delectably elegant... the cream of the 20's revisited, in a lavish lace blouson with crochet and ribbon-trimmed overlay collar. Satin birthday-party sash accents the elasticized, dropped torso. Slipover polyester dress has keyhole button back and separate acetate slip.

From 1985 Rose Pattern Sweater and Skirt
1985 Rose Pattern Sweater and Skirt Price: $23.99 each
Description This cabbage rose patterned sweater represents the updated cardigan with an oversized, cropped body and flattering chelsea collar. You'll form a soft and lovely silhouette in this godet style skirt. The paperbag waist is accented with a bonded fiber leather belt.

Two examples From 1986
From 1986 Drape Front Dress
1986 Drape Front Dress Price: $44.99
Description Flirty hanky hem on this dress with dropped waist and draped front bodice. Attached pointed back drape hides back zip close. Spaghetti tie at neckline. Comes in blue or white.

From 1986 Peplum Bow Dress
1986 Peplum Bow Dress Price: $49.99
Description White bodice with inverted tucks of woven nylon whose peplum ends in a fishtail. Padded extended shoulders; self-fabric sash tied in a candy box bow. Back zipper close. Black slim skirt of woven nylon and acetate.

Two examples From 1987
From 1987 Two Piece Baggy Dress
1987 Two Piece Baggy Dress Price: $52.00
Description Special occasions call for an elegant two-piece dress. Pullover top with rhinestones trimming the front of the jewel neckline, the center tab on the bottom. Three-quarter length dolman sleeves and padded shoulders. Back keyhole closure. Full skirt has an elasticized waist. Of sheer polyester knitted crepe. Colors are periwinkle or black.

From 1987 Two Tone Peplum Dress
1987 Two Tone Peplum Dress Price: $85.00
Description Dazzle them in a dramatic two-tone peplum dress. Noteworthy styling details include: the emphatic asymmetrical neckline, the side-shirred waistline, the accent of a large double bow. Straight skirt with back walking slit. Back zipper with hook and eye closure. Color combinations include red with black or white with black.

Two examples From 1988
From 1988 Lace Sleeves Dress
Price: $75.00
Description Knee grazing dress has flower at hip for extra oomph! Acetate taffeta and polyester lace.

1988 Lace Sleeves Dress

From 1988 Two Piece Dramatic Dress
Price: $80.00
Description A dress that makes heads turn and hearts sigh. Two piece, cut-out sleeveless dress has softly draped and shirred turtleneck with top back slit and back button closure. Elastic waist, shirred self-covered cummerbund with back button closure. Soft, gathered skirt. Cocoon-style jacket has self-covered shoulder pads, button cuffs. Pale pink.

1988 Two Piece Dramatic Dress

Two examples From 1989
From 1989 Skirt Vest and Lace Top
1989 Skirt Vest and Lace Top Price: $20.00 - $28.00
Description Keep a savvy sense of style close to the vest ($24.00) this season in our cotton and polyester blend vest with a tapestry print on the front. Button-front styling and adjustable back tie. A wisp of lace at the neck adds a decidedly feminine flourish to this cotton and polyester broadcloth jabot shirt ($20.00). Front shoulder pleats and shirred cuffs. Edge-stitched collar and cuffs, bar tacked sleeve vents and straight bottom. Make a sweeping fashion statement for the holidays in this full-sweep skirt ($28.00) of polyester and rayon.

From 1989 Two Piece Tunic Dress
1989 Two Piece Tunic Dress Price: $75.00
Description Sophisticated details highlight this flattering two-piece dress. The long tunic top features a diagonal tucked bottom accentuated by a bow with a rhinestone-look clasp. The silhouette is completed by short sleeves with tuck detailing and shoulder pads. Back zipper closure. The skirt is straight cut with an elastic waist and back slit. Woven of machine washable polyester. Colors are iris blue or black.