This frock is a higher-quality garment with better fabric than the striped 1970’s version shown a few days ago. Although I’d hardly call 1980’s-era clothing classic true vintage yet, it’s still a characteristic genre that is worth noting and, sometimes, collecting. Doesn’t sound snooty to say this if you realize how much better-made clothing was before about 1970.
I like this one because of the pretty print and vibrant colors on a nice knit fabric, as well as thoughtful tailoring details. Although it’s hard to see, there are little black jewel-cut buttons above the side-seam pockets on both sides. Nice touch! The shoulders also have a bit of stiffening to add the stronger shoulder line of 1940’s styles – and the midi-length.
This one may not stay with me long, but I do appreciate it for what it is and lots of people love 1980’s designs so, here you are! More fun ones coming up, with additional kitch-value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY