How to wear the biggest trends of the 80s

How to wear the biggest trends of the 80s

How to wear the biggest trends of the 80s. The 1980s were a decade of excess with big shoulders, statement prints and bright colours. These trends are making a comeback.

Perfect for creating eye-catching looks, the fashion trends of the 80s promises to infuse your wardrobe with color and a new sense of style.


The 80s were a decade of colourful clothing and nothing’s more colourful than neon. The most popular colors were bright yellow, pink orange and green. Stylish people of the 80s would rock matching tracksuits or tops and bottom in coordinating colours.

A pop of neon is back on trend today. Why not start with something simple such as a bracelet or shoe. Or you can fully embrace the trend with a neon dress.

Fanny Pack

There was a time between the 1980s and today when the fanny pack fell into disgrace. Often seen as embarrassing and something a tourist would wear, the fanny pack has made a stylish return. It’s now a go-to accessory for festivals and concerts.


The go-to hair accessory of the 80s. In fact, they were so popular, they were available in many colours and materials. Although they were made for your hair, they became a body accessory as people wore their scrunchies around their wrists, stacking them like colorful bracelets.

This is one accessory from the 80s that has made a strong comeback.

Bold Prints

There was freedom to wear bold colours and mix and match prints during the 80s. while the next few decades held a more minimalistic tone, there’s a new wave of bold prints and colours making their way back into our wardrobes.

Strong Shoulders

Strong shoulders were seen everywhere in the 80s and there are making a bid comeback. Sharp edges, puff sleeves and exaggerated designs help to give any outfits some power.

Structured sleeves are a fantastic way to make an entrance and a great way to bring the 80s style to your wardrobe.


If you’ve ever seen pictures of the 80s, you’d know that sequins covered every special event dress from bridesmaids to your favourite celebrities walking down the red carpet.

Today, sequin tops and dresses can be found in many stores and online. If you have a sequinned jumper, wear it with leggings and high top sneakers for the ultimate 80s look.

Power suit

More women entered the workforce during the 80s than ever before. They rose through the ranks to powerful positions of the corporate world. Along with these powerful positions came the power suit. Bold colours and strong, big shoulders help women to show everyone who’s boss.

The same powerful statement is made today with suits in florals and bold colours.

Colourful Eye Makeup

The eye makeup of the 80s was bold, saturated and colourful. To try and master the colourful makeup trend, wear some coral lipstick, blue mascara or teal eyeliner.

Here at we always promote fashion sustainability. Where possible, please exchange your clothing with others to increase their longevity which ensures they do not go towards landfill which is bad for the environment.

We can all play our part and make the difference to working towards a better and cleaner fashion environment here in Ireland.


How to wear the biggest trends of the 80s

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