Revisiting The Fancy Dress Of The Eighties

If you remember movies such as Chariots of Fire, Platoon, Terms of Endearment and others, than you know about the 1980’s which was one of the most memorable times in most people’s lives, particularly those who were young. Also, you no doubt remember the popular clothing of that era, including any Fancy Dress you purchased.

Besides the Fancy Dress, to bring you down memory lane, the New Wave, Synthpop, Heavy Metal and other fascinating music, produced by synthesizers and keyboards, no doubt caught your ear. Musical bands such as Guns N’ Roses were popular with hip-hop and many other types of dance predominant on the scene.

Every generation has their own style and the 80’s was certainly one of the most notorious. The strange thing is that some of these popular styles have now returned to the fashion scene. The paint splatter fashion, for example is now back as well as the exaggerated shoulders with big shoulder pads.

Other additions you will find in the current styles are saturated neon colors, over-sized, denim and leather jackets, metal mesh and shredded fishnets and others which were very popular back then. Large polka dots, sequined skirts and graphic tees have also returned. Miniskirts which were very popular at that time did not, in reality, ever leave the fashion scene entirely and have continued to be worn to some degree ever since.

There were many different styles of dresses that were considered very fashionable during that era. Some were very short with huge skirts of netting, gathered at the waist. Very short dresses in shiny material with long sleeves, wide at the wrist, were very popular. Madonna made a number of fancy dresses popular, one of which was black and backless with a band around the neck and a flared skirt.

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You only need to take a look at the styles of the 80’s and a fashion magazine of today and you would think that era is back. If you still have clothes in your closet from that period of time, pull them out and you will be considered in the latest style. In addition to being stylish, think of the money you have saved.

One Fancy Dress of the 80’s will be found on the red carpet runway and other elegant events today and is consider very fashionable. Its feature has a large flower, with petals, somewhere on the dress. On today’s copy, you will see it on the shoulder, at the waist or directly below the neckline, sometimes on an evening dress and sometimes on a short one.