CLOTHING from the 1980s is making a comeback with fashionistas expected to swoop on taffeta, ruffles and puffy sleeves at Newcastle’s Raid My Wardrobe event tomorrow from 10am to 1pm.
As young women head into their 30s, they are not just reminiscing about their childhoods but sporting looks similar to Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan.
Clare Adamson, of Twice Upon A Time recycled clothing at Islington, will attend her first Raid My Wardrobe event at Newcastle Basketball Stadium.
Ms Adamson has decided to focus her second-hand clothing business on vintage outfits from the 70s and 80s.
‘‘Eighties is really making a comeback and people have more confidence to wear the dresses now we are seeing a lot of them,’’ Ms Adamson said.
Ms Adamson said television shows such as The Carrie Diaries, which is based on Carrie Bradshaw during her junior year of high school in 1984 and is a prequel to Sex and the City, has helped the resurgence of 80s clothing.
Retro dresses from Twice Upon A Time are sourced from Melbourne and America and retail for about $70 each.
Ms Adamson said shoppers are buying the dresses for 30th birthday parties or sporting modern hair and jewellery with the frocks for a more updated look.
Raid My Wardrobe returns for its third year featuring vintage clothing as well as second-hand designer wear from Zimmermann, Metalicus, Cooper Street and Alannah Hill.