casual – la moda comoda inizia negli anni ’80

The great innovation of the mid  1980s – till 1990s – was casual wear
This trend included leggings (pantacollant) worn (indossati) with oversized sweaters and sweatshirts (maglioni larghissimi) in winter or oversized tee shirts in summer. 
Skirts (gonne) were usually plaid skirts (a quadretti) worn with slouch socks (calze che ricadono sulla gamba)  and sneakers (scarpe da ginnastica) – the Keds  – or with flats or Boat shoes (scarpe basse o da barca). 
In summer shorts under baby doll dresses were very trendy together with short dresses with sneakers. Girl students used to wear (erano solite portare) black leggings with white slouch socks, athletic sneakers or also Keds and oversized tee shirts like in a gym class. Children and teenagers liked wearing Soccer shorts (pantaloncini da calcio).