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20 examples of 1980's Ladies Style Dresses with Pictures

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.

  • 1980 Multi Stripe Terry Dress

    From 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.

  • 1980 Sequin Bodice Gown

    From 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.

  • 1981 Lace Taffeta Two Piece Dress

    From 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.

  • 1981 Lace Collar Dress

    From 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.

  • 1982 Pleated Skirt Dress

    From 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.

  • 1982 Sailor Dress

    From 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.

  • 1983 Gray Flannel Blazer and Skirt

    From 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.

  • 1983 Side Button Dress

    From 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.

  • 1984 Colorblock Dress

    From 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.

  • 1984 Double Flounced Drop Waist Dress

    From 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.

  • 1985 Lace Blouson Dress

    From 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.

  • 1985 Rose Pattern Sweater and Skirt

    From 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.

  • 1986 Drape Front Dress

    From 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.

  • 1986 Peplum Bow Dress

    From 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.

  • 1987 Two Piece Baggy Dress

    From 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.

  • 1987 Two Tone Peplum Dress

    From 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.

  • 1988 Lace Sleeves Dress

    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 Two Piece Dramatic 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.

  • Two examples From Our 1958 Fashion Clothing Fashion Clothing Page which includes 20 other examples
  • 1989 Skirt Vest and Lace Top

    From 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.

  • 1989 Two Piece Tunic Dress

    From 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.

Self Build Home The 1920's

Self Build 7 Room Aladin Dutch Colonial Barn Style Home

Self Build 7 Room Aladdin Dutch Colonial Barn Style property

Price: $1,298
Description Dutch Colonial with full ceilings first and second floor with a large living room, large dining room, 3 bedrooms, Kitchen, Bathroom, Linen and a clothes closet

Home Appliances From The 1920's

General Electric Light Bulb Advert From the Late 20's explaining how a modern Light Bulb Worked

Electric Light Bulb

Price: Unknown

Electricity although used by more and more left many of it's mysteries unexplained, one of those was how a light bulb produced so much light, this advert by General Electric explained that a useless gas named Argon ( Coming from two Greek words meaning doesn't work ) discovered in 1894 was now pumped into the modern light bulb and provided a first class light.

Home Furnishings From The 1920's

Remember or Imagine you could go shopping for furniture in the 1920's

A Late Combination Gas Wood or Coal Burning Oven, Hob and Grill

Combination Gas Wood or Coal Burning Oven, Hob and Grill

Price: $99.95

A combination Gas, Wood or coal burning late Twenties Oven, Hob and Grill, with porcelain enamel ( choose your color from Light Blue, French Grey or light spring green to make for quick easy cleaning and always looking like new.

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