This time we bring you the ten most memorable 80s fashion pictures which topic “10 Awesome 80s Fashion Pictures“. The 80s were very loved teen fashion not because such a good decade for fashion, but also some of the decade’s trends were ugly, others were hard on the eyes, most were awfully kitschy, yet somehow they managed to stick around in the collective subconscious.
And 30 years later here we are
1. Shoulder Pads
Shoulder pads are easily the most memorable of all 80s fashion trends, simply because they were unavoidable to look at. When used well, they will help you achieve a smaller-looking waist. But, if your shoulders are naturally on the broad side, careful about wearing anything with shoulder pads.
2. Mini Skirts
This is not necessarily one of the bad 80s fashion trends out there – they made the girls look and feel self-confident and the guys rejoice at the show of skin. However, careful, girls. Not all of you can pull them off. Also, petites should be very careful about wearing this style, since a very short skirt will usually hit a thick part of their thigh and make small girls appear wider than they actually are.
3. Leg Warmers
Leg warmers are supposedly fun, practical and appropriate. Allegedly. This is one of the 80s trends that made a huge comeback during the noughties. Yes, leg warmers are appropriate at the gym, out at a club or to actually warm your legs in winter. They are not as well-suited in more formal environments.
4. Huge Earrings
Why were big earrings such an iconic part of 80s fashion trend ? Sure, there was the growing Hispanic community in the United States. The 80s saw them gaining in clout, with their traditional trends slipping into the mainstream.
5. Fingerless Gloves
Michael Jackson and Madonna turned fingerless gloves into one of the most popular 80s trends, and they have stuck around ever since. They’re edgy, sort of rock and roll and work well with a punk-inspired outfit. They are, however, strictly for the young.
6. Parachute Pants
By far one of the most ridiculous of all 80s fashion trends, these pants started out skin-tight, but it didn’t take long before they were wide enough to fit two people inside one leg! They are still around in today’s fashion, either in cargo, denim or camouflage prints. They’re worn very low on the hips and usually let a bit of underwear show through. Hands down, they make for the funniest (and probably most shameful) 80s fashion pictures out there.
7. Members Only Jackets
These jackets were a love-item, a must-have and a sign of social standing when it comes to 80s fashion trends. Everyone had to have them, some thirty years ago, and those who didn’t were outcasts, nerds, geeks, dorks… definitely not a part of the cool kids’ club.
One of the 80s fashion trends that luckily did not survive the decade was that of units. Sold in UNITS boutiques in malls across the United States, the basic concept was that you could buy up to six different pieces in coordinating colors – knit shirts, shirts, belts and leggings and create a whole new wardrobe and a whole new you.
9. Stretch-Stirrup Pants
Stirrup pants have the awesome ‘advantage’ of not looking good on anyone, no matter how tall, slim or long-legged. They create a triangle-upside-down effect, that basically make anyone’s hips look too wide. Presumably, they were very comfortable, but surely they had nothing to do with fashion and style whatsoever.
10. Oversized Tops
This is one trend that made a comeback starting with the late 90s. Paired with a skinny or slim-fitted bottom, be it a mini-skirt or a pair of leggings, and accessorized with oversized necklaces or belts, these shirts look pretty good. They are best in their oversized print variety, although solids work as well. For a truly 80s look, go for a bright, bold neon color that will make your style pop and will bring everyone’s attention to you.
Source : 10awesome.com