There have been hints of a comeback in recent years but now it is official. The 1980's is the lastest fashion trend.
Yes, the 80's are back - think shoulder pads, leg warmers and Madonna cassette tapes. But whether you lived through it before, or you were not around to be a witness, there are several ways you can get into the style, without going over the top. Read on to find out how.
Plus, tell us your favorite - or least favorite - '80s look and you'll have the chance to win an '80s Candy Gift Box, full of delicious retro memories, including Bottle Caps, Lemonheads & Wax Fangs!
Demin jackets, especially acid washed, were all the rage. And to make them even more personal, they were lovingly decorated with patches and spray paint. Luckily, personal style is also big in 2017. Feel free to rock your denim jacket - and even add a little bling.
Leggings are fine, but not the kind that has a strap that slips beneath your foot. No reason for your pants to get tucked in to your high-tops anymore.
In the '80s, brighter was better. It was important to attract attention and make a statement. We should follow that direction and not be afraid to shine! But this year, try keeping it to just one piece, and not the entire outfit.
Everything was more intense in the '80s, so it's no surprise that the make-up was too, especially the eye shadow which came in shades of blue, purple and pink - sometimes all of those colors at once. Brightly colored make-up is still used now, which is great, but this time it could be a little more blended and a lot more subtle.
Back then, we cut sweatshirts at just the right width, so that it could drape over one shoulder. Of course, a ton of plastic jewelry was then the perfect accessory. You can still wear dresses and shirts that have a fun off-the-shoulder look. Just try to avoid scissor marks and that mountain of jelly bracelets.
No explanation needed.
What's your favorite - or least favorite - '80's look? Tell us and you'll be entered for the chance to win an '80s Candy Gift Box.
There are two ways to enter:
Simply comment below and tell us your '80s picks (those you are glad have returned and those that should have stayed behind!)
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Update: Thanks to everyone who entered. Congratulations to winner spacegeek33!
I remember the word processor,
I thought Neon came back last year around Spring time ~ stores were brimming with them!
I love the off-the-shoulder tops. It works for multi age groups and is sexy without being revealing.
I LOVE THE BRIGHT COLORS THAT ARE TOTALLY IN RIGHT NOW!
off the shoulder - definitely loved the flashdance look
I do not let my hair reach 80's style heights but I do still wear my hair a bit larger than today's styles call for. So, yeah, my hair style will be back in style. lol
Most definitely OFF THE SHOULDER TOPS!
Love neon colors!
Love the leg warmers! I've already embraced them. 😁
Love bright colors.
No shoulder pads and absolutely NO BIG HAIR for me! Denim jackets......I could do that again!
Permed big hair, ugh! Cant' believe I did that!
The hair...100% THE HAIR!
I love big hair and all denim look
The neon colors were my favorite thing about the 80s