Fanny Packs

The 1980s saw the appearance of quite a few strange things (especially for those who never lived through it) and the popularity of the fanny pack by the late eighties was short-lived. Fanny packs were simple zippered pouches wrapped around the waist like a belt. By 1988, they were everywhere, although not every manufacturer called […]
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Shoulder Pads

During the 1980’s shoulder pads became very popular, and gave the wearer the bigger and broader looking shoulders. Pop stars, movie stars and soap stars helped this iconic accessory become a worldwide phenomenon, so much so shoulder pads were usually sewn into garments, and there would be little or no need to buy them separately. […]
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Huge Earrings

During the 1980’s huge earrings became an iconic fashion statement, and they were the accessory to wear if you wanted to have style and sophistication, without being afraid to show it. Thanks to television shows such as ‘Dynasty’ huge earrings meant you were going places, that you wouldn’t take ‘No’ for an answer, and you […]
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Four Finger Rings

There is nothing more intimidating than a person walking down the street with, what at first you think are brass knuckles. However, when you get closer you realize they are not brass knuckles, but four finger rings on the person wearing them. They are intimidating at first, but once you realize they are a fashion […]
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Fingerless Gloves

During the middle of the 1980’s fingerless gloves started to become very fashionable. It’s thought they became very popular at around 1984, as a wide variety of pop and rock stars wore them as accessories.   There was a time when fingerless gloves served a non-fashion related purpose, and they merely helped to keep the […]
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Bucket Hats

If you wanted to be hip, if you wanted to wear something that gave you a bit of status, then you needed to wear a bucket hat. These large hats looked cool, they came in lots of different styles and all the famous rappers wore them.   Bucket hats didn’t only look good, they also […]
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