Who said 80's Looks were left in the Past?
Even in the 00's, we are constantly seeing the makeup and fashion trends come back on the runway, high street and streets!
The 80's introduced us to some of the most timeless styles, colours and fabrics.
Here are some of the most popular 80's looks that are still going strong today!
Lets go down memory lane and take some inspiration away with us shall we?
With 80's make up and fashion, forget less is more! We totally think more is more! All thanks to Madonna, Milli Vanilli, Cher and David Bowie, along with so many others! With 80's makeup and fashion everything was colourful, big and bold! People experimented with everything and made it work.
Some makeup trends that were oh so trendy in the 80's include coloured mascara and exaggerated eyeshadow, tall hair and massive shoulder pads!
Our favourite thing about the 80's was that men and women could pretty much wear the same thing, from jackets and blazers to oversized jeans and parachute pants! Who needed the mall back then when you had your brothers closet?! hehe
The 80's made us fall in love with bold style and expression via colours! And the coolest gangs in high school made everyone wish they had members only jackets!
Some iconic movies and music videos from the 80's that introduced us to the best in style include:
Physical by Olivia Newton John
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Coming To America starring Eddie Murphy and
Other 80's looks that were very popular include;
- Parachute pants
- Shoulder Pads
- Converse chucks with dresses
- Gold Chains & accessories
- Ripped tights
- Leather and
- Oversized blazers
From 1980 to 1989, these looks were staples and some of them are still staples today! Some major style icons of the 80's include Janet Jackson, Brooke Shields, Princess Diana, David Bowie, Madonna, Vanessa Williams and Cher.
We always see 80's inspiration on the runways and high street even today! Popular 80's looks of today include;
- Animal prints
- Denim jackets
- Low cut - high slit gowns
- All white ensembles
- Glittery evening wear
- Metallic fabrics
- Off shoulder dresses and so much more!
Today, fashion house Balmain takes inspiration from the 80's in form of shoulder pads! These are incorporated in almost every blazer, jacket or dress.
Spanish fashion brand Manolo Blahnik has also taken a page out of the 80's look book! They have some of the most stylish white pumps. White pumps were all the rage in the 80's, along with boots too!
Oversized denim jackets are also rocked today.
Mirrored sunglasses are also back. You might know them now as aviators. You can spot aviator sunglasses at almost every turn on the high street!
Another casual 80's look worn today are the pegged or rolled up jeans. Find a pair today at any good denim store or roll them up yourself.
Also big on the runways courtesy of the 80's look book.. Ruffles! They go perfectly with dresses and skirts! We see them alot on the high street and recently on the runway with fashion brands like Isabel Marant and Valentino.
The 80's look book will definitely be a part of many look books for decades to come!