Glitter

Glitter was a popular fashion accessory in the 1980s. It was used to complete a wide range of looks and was an important trend that contributed to pop culture at this time. Glitter is a material that has been popular during certain periods throughout history, because it can be used for decoration or to attract […]
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Trucker Hats

In the 1980s Trucker Hats were a fashion trend that swept a nation. It was a hip fad to have ‘trucker hats’. These were novelty hats with mesh backs and fronts so that sweaty hair underneath could be cooled by the passing breeze. When we think of 80s fashion, we often think of bright and […]
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Neon Headbands

Ah the 1980s! If you lived through the era and saw the pictures, your reaction is most likely a mix cheerful nostalgia and slight mortification. “What was I thinking?” is a question you’re probably asking, except you may be trying to hide a smirk too. That’s especially true when you see yourself sporting a shiny […]
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Jelly Shoes

Back in the day, jelly shoes were all the rage. But just because they aren’t as popular as they used to be doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a pair today! Jelly shoes are made out of a PVC jelly. There are a few theories behind why people started making shoes out of jelly, but […]
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Boomboxes

Today, music is already digital and miniaturized. But back in the 1980s, boomboxes were perhaps the most visible form of musical entertainment in the streets. As the name suggests, these were huge radios with throbbing bases, and they played analog music in the streets everywhere in the US. They had brand names like JVC RC-M90, […]
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Keyboard Neckties

There are some fads which seem to defy any rational explanation, and sometimes you see one and just go, “WTH?” The 1980s is full of these trends, but the popularity of keyboard ties is not one of them. In fact, it seemed almost inevitable when you think about it. Mugatu may have known exactly what […]
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Ray Ban Sunglasses

Ray-Ban sunglasses have always been popular, and perhaps part of the reason for this is the technology behind the brand. Ray-Ban was developed back in 1937, because the US Army Air Corps wanted sunglasses to protect aviators from glare. They also had to look good because military pilots cared about those things, and the Air […]
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Scrunchies

Ah, the scrunchies. These convenient fashion accessories that help tie your hair back (or to the side, or on top) is perhaps one of the best symbols of how love can easily turn to hate. Sarah Jessica Parker used to wear them a lot back in the 1980s, but she also became the most vocal […]
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