Even for experienced fashionistas, embodying the aesthetics of the 1980s in everyday life is not the easiest task. Volume sleeves, animalistic prints and solid denim images – to wear clothes in the style of the eighties in 2022, you need to feel this fine line between retro and old-fashioned. Massive accessories and acid shades of pink and cobalt are also not so clear-cut trends that can be easily integrated into the wardrobe.
Fortunately, the resurgence of interest in 1980s fashion means that designers have proposed characteristic silhouettes and trends of the era in new collections. Here are 9 of the most popular wardrobe items of the eighties that should be added to your present.
Was any pattern more popular in the 1980s than the good old polka dots? Let’s just mention Julia Roberts’ outfit in the movie “Beauty”, which still remains one of the most iconic in the history of cinema. Copper-length dress with long sleeves-lanterns will best represent the era.
Remember Olivia Newton-John’s character in Briolin? Leather jackets are an integral part of any wardrobe assembled in the style of the 1980s. This outerwear remains a timeless and versatile item of clothing. Choose a jacket cut in a classic motoform and shortened at the hips.
A large jacket with extended shoulders became the main element of a modern woman’s wardrobe, but it was the 1980s that paved the way for it. Choose a blazer with not too, but noticeably high shoulders to add structure to the image. As for the color of the blazer, prefer the options in black, ash-brown or khaki.
If you have the courage to try a Canadian tuxedo, do it. However, the denim jacket, like Levi’s classic baggy model, is a versatile item and trend of the 1980s that goes well with most items of clothing.
Maxi dress with a floral print
Maxi dresses with vintage floral prints in the style of the 1980s will always remind you of the charming outfit worn by Princess Diana in her youth. Volume sleeves and cuffs in the best traditions of retro design, as well as a cut with a graceful A-line skirt – the perfect maxi dress with a floral print.
What would be the list of fashion trends of the 1980s without the iconic fashion mom jeans? No matter how you feel about this model, there is no denying that it is extremely comfortable – with a high waist, a little bulky in the thighs and with skinny pants.
Skirt with elastic band
Boxer skirts were a real hit in the 1980s. Thanks to the elastic belt and spacious shape, this skirt has become a favorite and one of the most comfortable models of skirts. This thing is best combined with a simple T-shirt, loafers and a structured blazer.
Yes, leopard print will not suit everyone. This is one of the most controversial patterns in the world. In the 1980s, leopards were often worn on leopards – a little too much today, even for avid maximalists – but simple basic things will allow the animalistic print to have a modern and elegant look.
Swimsuit with a high neckline
Sporty high cut swimwear of the 1980s has been very popular among It-girls for several years. Exquisite low neckline on the back of such swimsuits gives an unsurpassed look not only on the beach, but also paired with straight jeans.