How to Cut the Neck on a Hoodless Sweatshirt to Make It Look 80s

By Nicolle Gunay

With just a pair of scissor, you can turn an oversized sweatshirt into a retro-chic '80s style sweatshirt. Cutting off the neckline takes just minutes and can completely alter the look of the shirt, changing it from a plain unflattering shirt into a sexy, alluring and more comfortable top. It is better, but not crucial, if the sweatshirt is a size or two larger than what you normally wear. Grab a sharp pair of scissors and start cutting.

Make an '80s style sweatshirt.

Step 1

Lay the sweatshirt flat in front of you.

Step 2

Cut, with the scissors, around the ribbed collar one inch from the seam line.

Step 3

Wash the shirt so that the cut edge will roll a little.

Step 4

Try the shirt on. If the opening is not large enough, remove the shirt and cut off another inch.

Step 5

Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the results.