Posted By Pia Sooney on Oct 26, 0 comments. What did girls and guys wear in the 80s? Eighties fashion for women taught us terms like jelly bracelets, jelly shoesneon clothingleg warmersshoulder padsand Guess jeans.
Do you ever find yourself wondering, "How did teenagers dress in the '80s? During this decade, more elevated fashion by designers who are still iconoclastic like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani also came to a precipice. These designers became popular largely due to their casual, "street" styles.
The s are remembered as one of the most questionable but daring! It might feel like everything is coming full circle when you spot your daughter in a velvet dress that looks just like the one you wore to junior prom. How many of these '80s looks did you have in your closet, and would you wear them now?
The s were a decade of bold style, colors, and silhouettes—permed hair included. With trends spanning from ripped tights and leather to polished oversized blazers, and style icons ranging from Joan Jett to Joan Collins, it was one of the most eclectic decades in fashion. And like it or not: the '80s are back in full force.
This wasn't always the case, though. So, how did teen style manage to define 20th-century fashion? Clothing in the 20th century constantly changed along with beauty standardswhich inadvertently always managed to cycle back around.
Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem for T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop! The 80s were supposedly all about looking sharp and being cool, but for those of us who grew up in the raddest decade of them all looking trendy often took a backseat to having fun with friends. However, plenty of teens did try to stay on top of clothing trends, imitating shows like Miami Vice or Knight Rider by wearing cool duds that made them feel like their favorite characters.
Our writers come to the stories from personal experience, and in many cases include their own pictures from the 80s to demonstrate what these fashion trends really looked like. It was also that rainbow striped shirt you had in the 5th grade and the dyed-to-match prom shoes a few years later. For guys, it was tight-rolling your jeans and the much-coveted gold chain.
This petite welder Jennifer Beals had some big dance dreams—and an impressive collection of dancewear that launched a nation of women trotting around in leg warmers and off-the-shoulder tops. Never have a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a bad boy so looked the part—despite the fact that this John Hughes classic broke down those high school stereotypes. In one of his earliest roles, Tom Cruise plays a mischief-making high school senior with a killer grin and preppy taste.
Apparel tended to be very bright and vivid in appearance. Women expressed an image of wealth and success through shiny costume jewelry, such as large faux-gold earringspearl necklacesand clothing covered with sequins and diamonds. Punk fashion began as a reaction against both the hippie movement of the past decades and the materialist values of the current decade.