Polka Dot Clothing

Polka dot clothing was such a popular fashion trend in the 1980s due to the polka dots’ association to childhood, cuteness, innocence and playfulness. This era saw a shift away from the baby-doll dresses of the 1960s towards something more childlike yet sophisticated which was reflected in many trends such as toy jewelry and oversized […]
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Starter Jackets

If you grew up in the 80s, there is a good chance if you were hip you owned a Starter Jacket or two. These jackets were cool, comfy, and an affordable way to make a fashion statement that was a staple of 1980s hip hop fashion. When most people think of 80’s hip-hop fashion, they […]
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Neon Clothing

The 1980s had music artists singing songs about wearing sunglasses at night and about having to put them on because the future’s so bright. Perhaps they were also referring to all the neon people were wearing at the time. Some people called the color fluorescent, but they meant the same thing. Clothes were just so […]
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Esprit Clothing

Esprit was one of the “must have” brands of the 1980s especially among the teens and young adults. During the early 80s it epitomized the spirit of the era, and a look at the old magazines should explain why. 80s Esprit Clothing Ad The Look of Esprit The brand’s clothing line was certainly colorful, which […]
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Lacoste Shirts

For some people, the 1980s was all about punk and rebelliousness. But the decade was also marked by the reign of anti-labor leaders Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, when nighttime soap operas such as Dallas and Falcon Crest ruled the TV airwaves along with semi-documentary shows like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Now this […]
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Sweaters Tied Around the Neck

Of all the fads that were huge in the eighties, wearing sweaters tied around the neck is one of those things that are hard to explain. Supposedly, the practice grew out of practical reasons. People didn’t want to tie the sweaters around the waist because it stretched the arms of the sweater, and you can […]
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Muscle Tees

Muscle tees were among the most prominent trends of the 1980s, and some people think that it was because so many people were into bulking up and gaining muscle during all that time. Muscle tees were perfect for showing off all that muscle. Maybe that’s true, but it’s more accurate to say that the fitness […]
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Silk Shirts

Silk shirts today are still all over the place, and if you go online there are thousands upon thousands of websites trying to get your attention so that you’d take a look at their silk shirt offerings. Most of the time, they’re quite discreet and elegant, but every now and then you’d stumble upon a […]
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The Slogan T-shirt

Fashion is all about making a statement. Whether that statement is bold or humble, the message is what makes the trend. The Slogan T-shirt is just such a symbol. It gained immense popularity in the 1980’s, but has stood the test of time and shown that the message can be the most important thing about […]
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Oversized Tops

Along with very baggy pants, fingerless gloves and huge earrings, another much-loved and frequently worn item of 80’s clothing was the oversized top. No-one knows for sure exactly where this phenomenon started, but there’s a chance it could have originated from the movie ‘Flashdance’ which stars Jennifer Beals as a welder who dances at night. […]
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