Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"Cause we are living in a material world and I am a material girl..." Madonna

We're taking a little turn this week for 80's Tuesday for a close look at fashion trends of the decade. Take a little trip with me and read this snip-it from wikipedia:

1980s fashion incorporated distinct trends from different eras, including ancient Egypt, early 20th century English royalty, Victorian era buccaneers, and punk rockers from the 1970s. The most conservative, more masculine fashion look that was most indicative of the decade was the wide use of shoulder pads (similar to those worn in ice hockey). While in the 1970s the silhouette of fashion tended to be characterized by close fitting clothes on top with wider looser clothes on bottom, this trend completely reversed itself in the early 1980s as both men and women began to wear loose shirts and tight close fitting pants. Men wore power suits (which they sometimes jogged in to work since they were stiff when they were bought) as a result of the greater tendency for people to display their wealth. Brand names became increasingly important in this decade, making Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein household names. In the United States, Madonna was known as the "Material Girl" and many teenage girls looked to her for fashion statements. The popular movie Flashdance (1983) made ripped sweatshirts well-known in the general public. The television shows Dallas and Dynasty also had a similar impact.

Now... here is the Luggage list of 80’s must haves…we’re you fashionable in the 80’s??

Guess Jeans
Clothing designed by Vivienne Westwood
Streaky bold make up a la Duran Duran (I love you Nick Rhodes!!)
Adam Ant’s pirate shirt
Big gold jewelry
African colored clothing (Red, green, yellow)
Glasses with wide plastic frames
Torn sweatshirts
Shoulder pads
Lace gloves
Rayban Aviator glasses (Top Gun)
Movado Museum Watch
Swatch watches
Acid wash jeans
A Michael Jackson Thriller style leather jacket
Bleached and really ripped jeans
Air Jordan tennis shoes


sharimcn said...

Dude- I think I wore all of these... not at once though....

shuggy said...

i forgot it was tuesday till i saw your blog!!

long live 80's music!

Julie said...

Well, I am still wearing sunglasses with large plastic frames...they just cost a lot more now.

I missed out on the MJ leathers and never wore the zipper pants to match either...but just about everything else could be found in my closet :)

Anonymous said...

I was so not fashionable in the 80s. I did wear legwarmers. I wore really cool baseball shirts too. I actually want to find one right now but havent. I had one pair of parachute pants. Spartymom

Tami said...

I forgot to check in yesterday--glad I remembered this morning! Oh, do I remember those clothes...I worked for Miller's Outpost in the mid-80's and we sold most of that stuff! Of course, I wore it all too with a discount.

shuggy said...

miller's outpost!! i haven't thought about them in years!!!

jdpisces said...

Vivienne WHO????

I was thinking about those hot Flashdance numbers last week on 80's day....

I was going to say the same exact thing about my sunglasses. I hope that's the ONLY thing that comes back on that list!