Best 80s Fashion Trends and Styles

The 80s fashion trends- a time filled with lots of neons, sequins, baggy everything, huge earrings, mini skirts and many more… It has given a wide range of styles and trends in the fashion world. Even today most of the 80s fashion trends influence our wardrobes.  Fashion industries are busy with making their comeback in this year. Let’s take a joy ride back to the ‘80s and find out what are the best 80s fashion trends that are suitable for 2018.

You may not familiar with this era style but I am sure you are familiar with underwear as outerwear,  big shoulders,  and oversized outfits.

01. Shoulder Pads

Big shoulders with pads are always reminding 80s fashion trends. This is also called as the structured shoulder. This is kinda best trend add to your 2018 wardrobe.  Shoulder pads with jackets, blazers, and coats will give you a strong and powerful look.

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02. Neon

If we talking about 80s fashion trends then there’s no stopping about neon colors. These colors are worn like everyone including the child to an older person.  Everything was neon. socks, wristbands, pants, tops, skirts, pencils, folders, you name it. Neon was huge in the 80s.

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03. Oversized Tops

Wearing oversized sweaters, t-shirts, blouses over a pair of legging or mini skirt was totally hotter. Those tops often used with belts and look was speechless.

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04. Sequins

Sequins got a big place in the 80s. And the glamour of sequins has returned in 2018.   While sequence dress is worn as evening and party dress for the 80s today, it can also make a daytime casual dress with pairing simple t-shirt or jacket with sequins skirt dress.

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05. Mini skirts

A real style that has come back. Mini skirts paired with leggings were famous for 80s fashion trends. Mini skirts made from denim and leather fabric were often used those days.

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06.Roll Neck

Another odd fashion in the 80s but coming back into style.

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07.Huge Earrings

When everything in 80s fashion became big why not earrings? Even earrings were so huge. Bauble earrings, bling earrings mostly were worn in those days. If earrings didn’t touch the shoulder, well they are not good enough. Women expressed an image of wealth and success through this kinda stuffs.

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08.One Shoulder

One shoulder dress might be common now but it was from 80s fashion trends.

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09.Animal Print

Name your favorite animal and pretty sure you can find it’s print dress from the 80s. Animal print materials and the dress were often worn by women and especially leopard, Snakeskin, zebra print mostly used.

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10.Rat Tails

Well, the 80s kids know this.

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11.Leggings

When every dress became oversized it didn’t happen to the jeans.  Jeans become skinny leggins because something should be too tight to show off at least one part of the body.

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12.Side Ponytails

You may have seen side ponytail in the 80s movies. Even though side ponytail were 80s fashion trends it wasn’t considered as hot hairstyle but today every girl love to wear a side ponytail. (I guess)

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13.parachute pants

Parachute pants were more like cargo pants made out of parachute material.

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14.Z. Cavaricci

If you are wondering what is Z.Cavaricci means it is high-waisted, pleated, and tapered trousers and person named Jim Cavaricci launched this Italian-themed lifestyle collection in the ’80s. And style is back!

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15.Cazals

Who loves to wear big-eyed eyeglasses and sunglasses? If so, the style came from the 80s and today you can try cazals too.

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16.Scrunchies

Not just a basic elastic band. Scrunchies not only kept side ponies but they doubled the wrist accessories.

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17.Acid Wash Jeans

Don’t worry the jeans doesn’t look as scary as its name.

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Patricia Barger

There are so many things you can fall in love with when it comes to sewing –like gorgeous fabrics, unique designs, fantasizing the next dress you are going to make, and that awesome feeling when you create something just by yourself. Sewing is my big fashion. I love sharing my sewing knowledge and inspire all the women out there.

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