The styles changed throughout the years and the 80s were awesome for fashion. Except the early 80s, in my opinion.
I looked at my dress for one of the 'balls' the military school held. I was 12 or 13 and it was 1982 or 1983...I think. My mind is a black hole these days.
What I want to know is....Why were formal dresses styled either after a colonial nightgown or a plantation dress? That's all I can fathom... What's up with the all the lace and the high neck? And the line of ruffle 3/4 the way down the skirt?
It was a fad that swept the nation.
Also....there were a LOT of petticoats being worn. What the hell?
The closest I got was a petticoat minus the plastic hoops....it was just a complete tulle one.
This was my mom's 1950s prom dress that she had to let the back out
by adding lace because I had the boobies at 13 she didn't have at 18.