80’s Style

Like any decade, the 1980’s was marked by many different fashion trends. Here are several I found on a website when searching for “80’s clothing.” Preppy: Argyle sweater vest, polo shirt with the collar turned up, Izod, Tretorns, boat shoes, khakis… Miami Vice look: Pastel or Bright shirt with a white jacket, sunglasses Fluorescent: Lime green, orange, yellow and pink shirts, jelly bracelets, make-up… Jeans: cuffed, acid washed, stonewashed, pinstripe
Popular Brands: Jordache, Sergio Valenti…(I’m sure there were more, but these are the ones I remember) “Flashdance” look: Off the shoulder sweatshirt, leg warmers Big sweater or sweatshirt with leggings or stir-up pants White button-down shirt with a wide belt OP (Ocean Pacific) surf wear…this was really popular when I was in junior high…bright colored “jams” and t-shirts Madonna look: lace, black/white tank tops, poofy skirt, lace spandex capri leggings “Punky Brewster” look: Bandana around leg, double-mismatched socks and shirts Sneaker styles: Kangaroos (had a pair in Elementary school), Hightops (Reebok Princess hightops were everywhere…I had so many pairs of these over the years in junior high and high school), LA Gear, Keds (made a comeback after Dirty Dancing came out, but still very uncomfortable shoes with no padding). Jelly this Jelly that: bracelets, rings, necklaces, shoes, purses…. Hair styles: Feathered, crimped, Ponytail on the side of the head, Ponytail on top of the head and teased. Big hair with the help of mouse, gel, hairspray and a comb for teasing. Make-up: Heavy make up, baby blue eyeshadow, pink eyeshadow, fluorescent colors Sunglasses: Raybans were cool, Wayfarers, cat-eye, and the ones Tom Cruise wore in Top Gun Miscellaneous: Parachute pants, Slouch socks, fringed leather, tube tops, thin ties worn by men and women, RELAX and CHOOSE LIFE t-shirts from Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Wham! music videos If that’s not enough, rent any of the following: Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Adventures in Babysitting, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Flashdance or Footloose to name a few. Or do a search online for “80’s Fashions or 80’s clothes”]]>

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