Fashion

1980's

Influences

1980s fashion was influenced by the movie and music industries.  The creation of MTV helped change the way people dressed.  People in the 1980s made fashion statements that would help them express their creativity and individuality.  The 1980s had a lasting effect on fashion because it was bold and glitzy.

Fashion for Women

Singers like Madonna and movies like Flashdance had a huge influence on fashion in the 1980s.  Their styles made the following popular.-Chain Belts-Turned Up Collars-Colorful Legwarmers-Off the Shoulder Sweatshirts-Lace Fingerless Gloves-Leggings-Clunky Combat Boots-Bracelets  (On the arm up to the elbow)  Big colors and colors that mixed were the order for the day. For instance, a bright yellow that went with red was thought of being a really big hit. So, big colors and mixed colors were in. There were a lot of women’s fashion trends that did exist in the 80s. However, not all of them were popular, and even the un-popular ones still did seem to be make news on their own. The fashion for women of the 1980s was extremely innovative.

Fashion for Men

Fashions for men were influenced by popular TV stars.  The star from Miami Vice, Don Johnson, completely changed the way men dressed.  Men would wear casual t-shirts underneath expensive suit jackets.  The t-shirts would be bright or pastel colors.  The jackets would have padded shoulders.  Men would also have a few days of facial hair, which was called the "designer stubble".  Another popular look came from the show Magnum P.I.  Many men began wearing Hawaiian shirts and growing mustaches because of Tom Sellek, the star of the show.
American Fashion in the 1980s - Alexis
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Works Cited

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"Top 10 80s Fashion Trends." : The Good, Bad and Ugly. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.

Works Cited

"1980s Fashion & 1980s Style Clothes." Vintage Clothing, Cute Dresses, Indie & Retro Women's Clothing. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2013.


"Greatest Fashion Trends of the 80s and 90s." Atom. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2013.


"Top 10 80s Fashion Trends." : The Good, Bad and Ugly. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.