Geneviéve: 1989

Unfortunately for me, I graduated in 1989, which made this month’s theme a real challenge. I was not a fashionable teenager and I hated current trends. If I drew the kinds of clothes I actually wore in 1989, they would not strike anyone as indicative of that particular year. And let’s face it, the 80s were bad for everyone!

So I picked a few things that were ubiquitous then. Bolero jackets, layered flouncy cocktail dresses with ruched mermaid bodices. Giant bows, skinny belts, and somewhat balloony capri pants.

If I hadn’t done this in such a quick heat toward completion, I could have made my senior dance dress. A good friend sewed it for me. Beautiful, wine-red velvet and lace–maybe almost even in style.

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  • RLC

    Love the dress! I remember those so well. They were so common in the 1980s.

    • thanks! the shinier the better! like wearing birthday foil ~ ha!

  • Julie Matthews

    It feels like a recurring theme that none of us were particularly fashionable….and yet we all draw fashion for fun! I love these — very 80s!

    • ha! when you look at real-life designers and how they dress, you wonder if the same holds true for them as well! : D