The oversized sweatshirts came
with any print imaginable on them. Colleges even began adopting
the new styles, and put their logo on the oversized duds. When
the neon craze hit, sweatshirts were ready to adopt them too.
Fluorescent colors were often times seen over a black pair of
spandex or jeans.
The oversized shirts also moved
into button down styles. If sweatshirts could be made big enough
to fit over spandex, surely button down shirts could too! Shirts
weren’t made for tucking in anymore and they got longer. And
dressier, often elevated with some bodacious shoulder pads.
Silky shirts could now go over leggings and be worn to church.
It wasn’t unusual to see shirts hang down to the knees on a
woman. Break it up with a low slung, wide belt and you were 80s
to the max!
The oversized shirt rage was
popular with young and old. It covered skinny figures as well as
voluptuous ones all the same. They were comfortable to wear any
time of the day to go anyplace you wanted. Oversized sweatshirts
are still worn on occasion, but not with the gaudy prints or
- We at Like Totally 80s just re-viewed the really great video
for Head Over Heels by the Go-Gos (prompted by Belinda's
upcoming appearance on Dancing with the Stars). She is
sporting the all-time best 80s outfit in this video, including
an over-sized-off-the-shoulder gray sweatshirt. Also, her 80s
dance moves are perfect! Check it out >
Go-Gos Head Over Heels