Tag: 1980s

80’s fashion

80’s fashion

Next Friday night I am going to an 80’s night in the city for a girls night out.

This started thoughts of 80’s fashion and what to wear. I was born in 1977 so for the first part of the 80’s I had little to no say in what I wore. However I do have some strong memories of the fashion and the decade.

A look around at the shops shows that a revamped, slightly tweaked and not so bright 80’s fashion revival is occurring – minus the big shoulder pads.

A quick trip to the op shop and $2 type bargain stores with my friend has my outfit almost sorted.

  • Fluorescent yellow mini skirt worn over black leggings
  • Pink midriff top (worn over a black singlet as I am 40 not 18!)
  • Pink leg warmers
  • Fluorescent plastic bangles and beads

What I didn’t take into account was the freezing winters night in Melbourne at the moment so thought will have to be put into what I can wear to keep warm (once again showing I am 40 and not 18).

What are your fashion memories of the 80s? Have I missed any key elements that I should consider adding?

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