These Awkward Sweaters from The 1980s Are So Bad They’re Good

Fashion trends come and go, which is why keeping “classic” pieces of clothing in your closet is so important: nice black pants, simple button ups, you get the idea.

When you look back at pictures of yourself 20 or 30 years from now, how embarrassed will you be seeing yourself in high-waisted shorts with a “YOLO” t-shirt on? Do you really think that fedora and and hipster beard will still be a style that you’re still proud of? Maybe, but also, don’t get too embarrassed. We all make fashion faux pauxs, no decade is an exception.

That’s why this series of sweaters from the 1980s is absolutely magical.

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The nice thing about fashion trends is that they are totally cyclical. High-waisted shorts were popular in the 1970s, the 1990s, and now again in the 2010s. These ridiculously rad knitted sweaters from the 80s? They are definitely cool again (at least we think so). From grown men wearing sweaters with teddy bears on them, to an electric strawberry, these are pretty bodacious sweaters.

IMAGE SOURCE: WIT KNITS
IMAGE SOURCE: WIT KNITS
IMAGE SOURCE: WIT KNITS
IMAGE SOURCE: WIT KNITS

Probably the best part about these photos is that they look like they all come from the same catalog or sweater company. We can’t really be sure if these sweaters are a serious fashion statements, or just for novelty purposes, but at least all the models in these photos look like they are having an absolute blast showing off their knitted duds!

IMAGE SOURCE: WIT KNITS
IMAGE SOURCE: WIT KNITS
IMAGE SOURCE: WIT KNITS
IMAGE SOURCE: WIT KNITS