Fashion in the '80s was one of the most memorable parts of the decade. There were a number of popular fashion trends that are still remembered by those who wore them, and the fads are, without a doubt, appreciated by other generations as well. Whether you want to fondly remember, make jokes, or reestablish the trends, fashion in the '80s is surely not to be forgotten.
Bottom trends in fashion in the '80s included parachute pants, stirrup pants, zippered jeans, spandex, colored pantyhose and mini skirts. Top trends included neon clothing, oversized shirts, 3/4 length shirts, Members Only jackets, paint splattered clothes, shoulder pads, off-shoulder shirts, and pastels. Layered and scrunched socks were also popular trends in fashion in the '80s, as well as Converse sneakers.
Accessories that were popular in fashion in the '80s were hoop earrings, turquoise and silver jewelry, Trapper Keepers, safety pins, slap bracelets, scrunchies, multiple Swatches. For women and men in the '80s, big hair was very popular, and women often wore their hair in side ponytails, multiple colors, or platinum blond. Women also wore bold makeup, like bright (blue was popular) eyeshadow and mascara.
Brands that were popular in fashion in the '80s included Jordache, Guess, Converse, Keds, Ocean Pacific, Vans, and Adidas. Fashion in the '80s was full of trends and fads, and it is still remembered today for the bold looks and returning trends that have been seen even two decades later.
Some of the fashion trends in the '80s have come back in style today. Examples include leggings, which were popular in a variety of colors, prints, patterns, and designs, and have come back in popularity recently, and acid wash jeans. Acid wash jeans haven't been quite as popular as leggings, but they've still popped up in stores more recently. Other fashion trends in the '80s that have shown up here and there include jelly shoes, leg warmers, high top sneakers, Ray-Ban sunglasses and pointy stilettos.