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Fashion Trends of the 80s: Who Could Forget About Bodysuits And Sequins?

When it comes to fashion trends, everything always comes back into style. The 1980s, in particular, had a major impact on modern fashion, with enduring muses like Princess Diana, Grace Jones, Madonna, and Bianca Jagger. Today, plenty of the signature staples of the 80s, like biker shorts, bold-shoulder blazers, and taffeta evening wear, are everywhere. Here are the most popular trend of the decade and how to rock them now.

Lace Dresses

Lace dresses are an unforgettable highlight of the 80s, and they are here again, from casual to luxury variants. Style muse Bianca Jagger was one of the prominent icons that popularized our fave frilly lace dresses in the 80s.

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With lace around the edges, you can rock the ’80s trend in 2023 at any occasion. Shop vintage-inspired brands like Ciao Lucia, Mirror Palais, or Charo Ruiz Ibiza to mirror the romantic look.

Leather Dresses

What’s 1980s fashion without different shades of leather? Amanda Lear, a French model and singer in the 80s, popularized the leather dress. Several people recreated the asymmetric leather dress, which she paired with fishnet tights.

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There is something about leather clothing that gives you a rugged, edgy look. To style the vintage trend today, pair your leather dress with dark boots and sunglasses to create a badass look. Alternatively, pair it with heels and a glitter purse for a girly look.

Oversized Blazers with Shoulder Pads

Also called structured shoulders, shoulder pads were the real deal in the 80s. Courtney Cox popularized this style on the red carpet, and we’ve seen several reappearances of the trend. It gives women a more structured look in the office and a bold look for a night out.

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Every type of body frame looks good in oversized blazers with shoulder pads. However, creating a more defined waistline enhances your look if you have a smaller frame. You can add a belt to ensure your shape is at the center of your look.

Country Club Core

If the mention of ‘Country Club’ makes you think of boring fashion, you couldn’t be more wrong. The country club aesthetic is a classy look that characters like Karyn Parson on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” made popular.

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There is nothing casual about Country Club fashion– it’s sophisticated and luxurious. The wonderful thing about this trend is how easy it is to wear today. You can pair a black dress with a white blazer and white gloves to recreate this 80s look.

Sequined Dresses and Disco Tops

You don’t have to be a fashion expert to know that sequins scream ‘party!’ Well, sequined pieces and disco tops were popular trends in the 80s. However, this design is back with a bang- and rocking them couldn’t get easier!

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With the party-girl aesthetic on the rise, it makes sense that sequin and chain mail pieces have piqued the younger generation’s interest. You can pair a disco top with high-waisted jeans.

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