80’s Pants

Umbro Shorts

80's Pants Jun 30, 2022

Umbro shorts were a very popular fashion trend throughout the late 1980s and into the 1990s. Up until the mid-1980s, they were virtually unknown throughout the United States, simply because they could not be purchased at local department stores. However right around that time is when they exploded in popularity, and Umbro Shorts quickly became a staple of any athlete’s…

Cotton Sweats

80's Pants Jun 23, 2022

Although velour tracksuits were quickly becoming popular during the 1980s, almost everyone had at least one pair of cotton sweats in their closet. Throughout the 1970s and 80s, cotton sweats had become a college staple, transcending the gap from workout clothes to casual wear. Furthermore the cotton sweats fashion trend wasn’t just for adults, it was one of those 1980s…

Bubble Skirts

80's Pants Jun 16, 2022

One of the more popular fashion styles of the 1980s began as a futuristic trend in the 1960s. In 1985, the bubble skirt (sometimes referred to as the “puffball skirt”) was introduced to the fashion industry as a revolutionary new style for the younger generation, and its popularity coincided with the syndication of all things Hanna-Barbera’s “The Jetsons” cartoon. The…

Denim Overalls

80's Pants Jun 16, 2022

Before it became the garment we know today, denim overalls were originally known as the bib-and-brace. Invented in the 1800s by Grace Howard and Jacob Davis (the founders of the popular clothing company Levi’s), the earliest overalls had two parts: the trousers and the bib. The trousers are typically loose-fitting and the bib acted as a part that covered the…