December 15, 2018 by luvyle
Women's Fashion Sweaters of the 1980s Compared With Now
Always, the first thought that comes to every person's mind when the word sweater is pronounced, is some type of a garment that is very good only when it comes to fighting against the cold in the winter season. Nevertheless, this does not have to be perpetually true and sweaters may be worn through other seasons also, it just demonstrates the extent of feelings that people have for this garment when they associate it with only the warmth and comfort it provides during the winters.
The most noticeable feature of women's sweaters in the 1980s was how BIG they were. In the main, sweaters and cheap cardigans were long and spacious, and 'sloppy'. There was plenty of room to move around in them, and hide inside them too if you felt you needed to! The 1980s were also the era of big, often padded shoulders, which contributed to the bulky look.
Mohair, as a yarn for women's sweaters, was very popular back then. It is not hard now, to see why it is no longer used as much, given mohair's tendency to shed fine hairs which are particularly noticeable on dark clothing.
The other feature of 1980’s women’s fashion sweaters and cardigans for women was the patterning. Geometric patterns were very popular especially bright and bold triangles. But not just triangles... there was also a mixture of broad, colourful stripes and diamond shapes intermingled and coming together to make a bold and confident statement. Dramatic picture knits were popular too, using mainly birds and flowers as motifs.
Nowadays, women’s sweaters are rather more subdued. Bold patterns are much less evident and plain colours are more the order of the day. There are plenty of classic styles to be seen such as long sleeve polo necks, round neck sweaters and v-necks. These are available in a wide range of plain colours, using wool, wool-mix yarns, or cashmere and machine knitted in stocking stitch.
The change of the sweaters throughout the years has made it possible for people to wear them with skirts, leggings, jeans and even formal trousers. Yes, sweaters for women have come a long way from the days when knitted varieties were available only in limited colours and it was generally the elderly folks who wore them.
Finally, today’s fashion sweaters are characterized by being closer fitting than twenty years ago and the cardigans have large buttons... sometimes just one. A style of knitting much in evidence at present is the use of cable stitches of different sizes and shapes and also ribbed knitting. Where sweaters are concerned, many examples of loose, cowl necklines can be seen and there are also a few hooded, knitted sweaters and cardigans available. Purchase this and more from Luvyle.com stores at a low price.
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