It was the time when Pop Diva Madonna crooned 'Like A Virgin' in her lacy tops and fishnet stockings worn with short skirts. Perceived by some as 'shocking', she left an indelible mark during her instant. Yeah! We are talking about the rocking 1980s. Get the entire scoop on some of the latest trends of that age group.
With heavy influences coming from the music industry and MTV, it was during this time, the younger generation, in their bid to become hip and cool, rushed to all the nearest shopping areas to emulate their favorite star. Movies like 'Footloose' and 'Flashdance' with their ripped sweatshirts made a huge style statement and influenced the minds and hearts of the younger generation.
Fashion in the 80s was also more merely influences from movies and also the music industry. It concerned a whole lot people today who trying to make a statement about their own people. High on bling, it was also the time when people turned adventurous in terms of the fabrics being used or use the way their hair was styled.
The denim got a new look being acid washed and it found its way into the wardrobes of a great number of. These streaked jeans became hugely popular with both male and feminine fashion enthusiasts. Teamed with red or black studded jackets (inspired by Michael Jackson) and accessorized with fingerless gloves, it was not an uncommon sight to determine the teens trying their best to emulate their pop idols.
This was time for flashy jewelry. Right from the shoulder pads to the earrings, it was all screaming for attention. Bands the same as the 'Human League' popularized the asymmetrical look in hairstyle, which end up being wild as if teased by the wind or simply splashed with loud colors. Volume for that hair, topped with glitter for some, caught on remarkably. Rock bands like 'Bon Jovi' and 'Scorpions ', also flaunted their big hair-dos with flamboyance. The old adage 'Bigger is better' was truly personified by bring in more business.
Apart from bling, tattooing, body piercing, wearing multiple watches on one arm or even sporting 'shades' at night were some within the varied trends that took shape within the 80s. Teenage boys were known to pierce their ears, irrespective of exactly what the adults would expect. Men even went to the extent of eyeliner and lipstick as worn coming from the likes of 'Boy George'.
When it came to footwear for women, things got just a little uncomfortable. But the hardcore fashion enthusiasts would do anything for fashion plus the way! The loud red or pink high-heeled stilettos, which were in vogue, presented stiff competition by see-through flat shoe. These scored high on looks, but were very low within comfort level, being made of material. But like they say, anything for mode! Colored and metallic clutch bags helped to fill in the look.
With the demand for aerobics, dancewear gained impetus and includes no longer on a the dance hardwood floor. It became a style statement when along with casual wear. Easily obtainable in varied colors, as sizes, one could simply team them up with denims and boogey the night away. (Inspired from Jane Fonda's aerobic videos.)
The 80s may not be in fashion now, but it would be a period that set many trends, several of which are prevalent even now!
* Shoulder Pads
* Heavy Mascara
* Stonewashed Jeans
* Mini Skirts
* Leather Jackets
* Hoop Earrings
* Fingerless Gloves