While it is fun to admire the $230 floral-and-polka dot ensembles (with matching bolero!) on the pages of teen fashion magazines, real people actually just wore normal clothes from Sears.
Luxurious earth-tone velour perma-press clothes. What was waiting for teenagers under the tree in 1980? How about some really tall pants? (Click to enlarge)
Or a coat made out of extruded plastic?
This “Cuddle-Quilt Robe” conveniently immobilizes the wearer, making it ready-made for kidnappings and fraternity pranks!
You know you’re thinking it: How do you use the bathroom in that thing?
I can’t imagine any parent thinking this would be an appropriate purchase for their daughter:
Now, we can’t leave the teen-dudes out of the fun. This guy looks like he should be holding a lightsaber (“Only six months ’til Empire Strikes Back!”):
And then we’ve got these two. Hubba-hubba:
White People wear Western Shirts like this… but Black People wear western shirts like this….
“Western” was really big in 1980. You can even dress your toddler up like a tiny JR Ewing!
Of course, you could always skip the clothes and get a $1125 Betamax:
Look at this selection of over twenty movies you can choose from!
$75 is a small price to pay to be able to watch The Towering Inferno whenever you want!