Women’s Fashion in the ‘80s
Fashion in the 80’s was colorful, bold, and outrageous. Some of what emerged as fashionable still managed to weather the test of time. They are still revived up to these days. Some that were not impressive were gone with time. Whatever they are, they make up the cloths of 80’s times.
Seriously, how did women dress those days? Read on.
The TV show Dynasty, a remake of the show with the same title in the 80’s, could have given you a peek at women’s fashion during that period. Characters wear the most massive pads imaginable. Women wore suits and then shirts were made with shoulder pads already inserted. Some of the pads were removable. Some are permanent giving women the shoulder padding that could match linebackers in football.
Fit(ness) and Casual Apparel
Leggings or legwarmers found their way into the fashion world during the 1980s. Some use these in aerobic exercises. Any fitness buff would wear leotards, headbands, or leggings when in the gym. However, legwarmers were eventually replaced by jeans and miniskirts. Meanwhile, the off-the-shoulder slouchy top on Flashdance movie posters gave birth to another fashion. Women jumped on bandwagon and wore their shirts off their shoulders. Women bared their shoulders because of this.
Women in 80’s wore the lingerie-inspired clothing styles.Delicate women’s garments with lace were popular during this decade. Madonna wore the most popular lingerie – inspired piece, the cone bra bustier. Poufy dresses were also popular during the 80’s. Some dresses were short and puffed up all the way around the skirt while others took the slim silhouette of a work-friendly dress featuring a modest bodice and pencil skirt and added a large ruffle or two around the middle.
Preppy and Accessories
Keds and dresses made with puffy sleeves and lots of fabric were important components to the preppy eighties style. There were also turtlenecks, blazers, sweaters tied around the neck, knee high socks, pencil skirts, and pullover sweaters layered over button-ups or turtlenecks. Women sported the colorful polo shirt with khaki pants look. Plaid was so in. Wrap skirts that tied or buttoned at the hip were also hot fashion items that time. The 80’s fashion was also filled with so much color and uniqueness. Jewelries, scrunchies, gloves, and headbands used to rock.
There can be no other decade when experimentation resulted to so much variety in fashion. Looking for bright, unique, and colorful fashion? Women of the 80’s could give you all of these. They handled everything with so much class.