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Madonna’s 80s Fashion

The 80's Blog Apr 27, 2022

When it comes to 80s fashion Madonna is undoubtedly near the top of who people think about that era of style. Not only was she the biggest female pop star in the world, her iconic looks are still admired many decades later. The material girl not only topped the music charts but also the fashion world as well.

Madonna’s 80s Fashion

Even though Madonna had so many fabulous looks during the 1980s, there were some fashion trends of hers that remained constant that those who followed her will recognize.

Here we break down some of her most popular 80s looks, so check them out and see if you’d like to try them yourself!

Madonna’s 80s Hairstyle

Arguably the most notable feature of Madonna’s look is her hairstyle. Throughout the 1980s she sported your typical short frizzy perm that was all the rage. No doubt loaded up with hairspray like Aqua Net that was all the rage at the time, remember the 1980s was about big hair and Madonna was no different.

Furthermore she often wore some sort of bow or scrunchie in her hair which was also a popular thing to do at the time. Scrunchies were both stylish and functional during the 1980s.

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Madonna Rocking Big Hair And Bow In The 80s

Madonna’s 80s Tops

As you know Madonna had a punk fashion look that was popular during the 1980s, and this was often seen in the tops that she would wear. Often they were mesh tops, but she also wore her fair share of leopard print and leather as well. She also pushed the envelope with low cut tops which during the 1980s was still considered taboo, but the queen of pop always liked to wow her critics!

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Madonna Often Rocked Mesh and Low Cut Tops In The 1980s
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Of course we shouldn’t forget some of her more provocative and colorful looks as well. After all it was the 80s, and the decade was about pushing the envelope of style and sexuality.

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Madonna Always Pushed The Envelope With Fashion During The 80s

Madonna’s 80s Bottoms

For the most part Madonna often sported what young women of the day wore during the 80s including denim jeans, both long or short. She did also wear some mini skirts, however those often were worn over jeans or capris pants. They weren’t as loud as the rest of her outfits, and they served both function and style.

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Madonna Often Wore Denim Jeans Sometimes With Miniskirts

Madonna’s 80s Fashion Accessories

Of course no 80s Madonna outfit would be complete without the right accessories, and 1980s fashion was all about having the right ones!

Typical of the time were huge earrings along with jelly bracelets. As stated previously usually Madonna wore some sort of bow or scrunchie in her hair.

Furthermore Madonna was a big fan of cross necklaces and often sported fingerless lace gloves as well.

Finally we can’t forget the makeup. Notice the often over accented eye makeup and glitter makeup which was very popular during the 1980s. Madonna often went with bold 80s makeup trends that were colorful, yet subtle, which was a trademark look for the material girl in terms of her makeup choices.

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Huge Earrings, Bracelets, Lace Gloves, and Glitter Makeup All Accessorized Madonna’s Look

So there you have it the breakdown of Madonna’s most popular looks from the 1980s. She was (and still is) a fashion icon, but many of us who grew up in the 1980s will always consider her not just the queen of pop, but also fashion as well. So if you’re feeling a bit edgy, definitely consider giving some of the Material Girl’s looks a try!

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