Many of us have a good recollection of the 1980’s; there is a lot of fondness for this exciting era in history. One of the most memorable parts of the 1980’s era is the fashion. There were so many popular trends within this era, from the music, to entertainment, and fashion; they all seemed connected as part of daily life in the 80’s.
Some notable trends in 80’s fashion were the big hair, gaudy glasses, pony tails off to the side, and acid washed jeans, bright colored clothes, and neon seemed to be almost everywhere. It makes many people feel happy when they think about the 1980’s; and that is why many people will throw 1980’s themed parties.
If you are invited to an 80’s themed party, you may struggle with what to wear. There may be other people who remember the 1980’s very vividly; when you go to one of these parties you don’t want to be just one of the crowd, and wear a similar outfit. When you attend one of these parties you will have to be creative and do some research in your ensemble in order for you to stand out from the rest.
When researching your outfit for the party it is best to familiarize yourself with the trends of the 1980’s. One the best places to research is right at your fingertips namely the Internet. Now that the Internet has been in our lives for over 25 years there has grown a great catalog of information, videos, and pictures of various 1980’s trends to investigate and use.
One such helpful thing to examine in your quest for the perfect 1980’s ensemble will be to search for scanned magazines from that era; scanned magazines from the 1980’s are perfect to look through various pictures of all kinds of fashion trends and styles. There are also a number of blogs dedicated to the pop culture times of the 1980’s; they can be a fun and helpful tool in your search for perfect 80’s trends. After you search for these styles try looking for these clothes on sites that sell vintage clothes such as eBay or Etsy.
I hate to date you (and myself), but if you have lived in the 1980’s you may have some old photographs of yourself, family, and friends that have experience the trends of this era. It can also be fun to reminisce about those times; as well as remind yourself of the types of fashion trends, and give you some idea of what you want to include in your 1980’s garb. Make it a fun moment; grab a friend or family member to recall those fun times of that period in your lives.
Lastly, one helpful tool is to just turn on your television. Networks like Antenna TV, TV Land, and Cozi play plenty of old television programs and many of them are from the 1980’s. Watching entertainment from the 80’s can provide many ideas for creating your outfit and party.
Rent or stream movies from that era, and watch for which movies truly go all out in eighties trends and fashions; and you can have plenty of enjoyment in the process. There are some newer movies and documentaries that are set in The Eighties; they tend to go all out to highlight the most striking fashion and pop culture trends of the generation.
Of course, it is your prerogative of whether to do research or rely on your memories for your Eighties themed party or outfit. However, it may be a nice fun moment for you to have this stroll down memory lane before you go to the party.
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