Friday, 12 September 2014

Fashion Friday: The 1980s!

Hi Dolls,

The 80s, what can I say they have a lot to answer for but there was so much I loved amongst the mismatched colours and big hair.
The music of the 80s is my playlist for life, nothing lifts you up like a great rock ballad by Bon Jovi or Pat Benatar.

In the early 80s fashion was basically the same as the 70s, but 1983 saw a shift with influences by pop music and singers like Cyndi Lauper.

Bright accessories was the only way to go, with bright rimmed sunglasses, large earrings, leg warmers, spandex, bright in your face make up and teased hair... very teased hair.
 But obviously this was a style worn by the younger generation.

The average woman would have been seen in turtle neck sweaters and leggings. Most likely she would have paired her outfit with large high waisted belts.

One of the major changes in fashion was the love of brands, the 80s saw people in Coca-Cola T-shirts and Nike had become one of the most profitable company in the world.
MTV had a lot to do with this change of fashion, it made it easier for fashion trends to catch on and to promote to the most vulnerable market, the teens.
In 1988, every kid wanted his Air Jordans  and a Chicago Bulls cap to match. This was what helped Nike become such a giant in the industry.

By 1989 the Cosby sweaters were all the rage, if you are not sure what they are look up the Cosby Show. Women's clothing had gotten a lot more baggier and they dressed for comfort instead of for what a designer told them to wear.

The fashion in the late 80s can be best shown in the show Saved By The Bell, the show of the time and everyone needed to look good enough to be noticed by Zack Morris.

Style icons of the 80s were people like, Molly Ringwald, Brooke Shields, Demi Moore, Blondie, Princess Diana, Madonna and Michelle Pfeiffer. 

One of the greatest things about the fashion in the 80s was that anything goes. The 80s was about expressing yourself and breaking free from the clinches of society. They may have had a lot of fashion disasters in the 80s but they gave freedom to the world of fashion to stop the industry from being controlled by a handful of fashion houses.

Have an amazing weekend Dolls,
Take Care and Love!
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