This is the last of the blouses that I picked up in Dublin, for two reasons. First is the New Wave design, which was a fun and rather avante garde style element of the early 1980’s, even in some mainstream clothing. Second is the brand name – Shapely. That company made some nice pieces in the 1980’s, so I often pick them up when I find them.
Otherwise, it’s not a remarkable garment, as most things made from that time on have not been. Tomorrow we’ll head back to the 1960’s, 1950’s and 1940’s again – much more interesting territory for a true vintage hunter . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY