10 Best 80s Fashion Moments

10 Best 80s Fashion Moments


Since the 80s, we’ve been hosting costume parties honoring the bold, fearless, and utterly iconic fashion of that era. The 80s fashion influence on today’s design is evident in everything from the gritty underground punk movement to the neon colors and leg warmers of the aerobics lifestyle to the enormous shoulder pads of oversized jackets.

The wide spectrum of style icons that gained prominence during this decade of excess was embodied by celebrities such as Madonna, Grace Jones, and Princess Diana. It makes sense that growing stars in pop culture, music, and fashion pushed the bounds of originality in their costumes both on and off stage and screen throughout this decade, which also saw the birth of music videos and the Brat Pack’s cinematic supremacy. Here, we look back at 42 of the most memorable outfits that helped to define a legendary decade.

Princess Diana In 80s Fashion

Princess Diana’s iconic wedding gown and her notorious black sheep sweater are just two examples of the iconic looks from the decade that could fill an entire list of 80s attire. However, this combination of jeans, sweatshirt, and blazer perfectly captures the essence of the People’s Princess’s effortless style.

Madonna In 80s Fashion

Madonna transitioned from her “Like a Virgin” phase to her “Express Yourself” phase in the late 80s, when her style became even more edgier. featuring masculine shoes, pants, and bustiers.

Cher In 80s Fashion

When it comes to Cher’s 80s wardrobe, the wild Oscars getups garner most of the attention. However, what really stands out in our opinion is the iconic leather jacket—which she wore without pants—that she donned when performing “If I Could Turn Back Time” on the battleship USS Missouri.

Salt-N-Pepa In 80s Fashion

The influence of Salt-N-Pepa, a hip-hop girl group, on music and fashion cannot be overstated. A turning point in the decade was the revolutionary jackets they wore in the “Push It” video.

Brooke Shields In 80s Fashion

Brooke Shields was somehow crafting an impressive ensemble out of roller skates, a Kermit the Frog T-shirt, and red suspender pants before she wore the infamous Calvins.

Courteney Cox In 80s Fashion

Courteney Cox was a master of the sophisticated business look that was so fashionable in the 80s, and this olive green suit was no exception in her pre-Friends existence.

Joan Collins In 80s Fashion

Dynasty’s drama and elegance had a profound effect on American society, and its actress, Joan Collins, personified the extravagant, exaggerated look more than anyone else.

Grace Jones In 80s Fashion

Grace Jones, an actress, singer, and model, was and still is the moment. An essential component of her unique, androgynous, and seductive look were hoods.

Olivia Newton John In 80s Fashion

Olivia Newton John, who shot to fame in the 70s with Grease, went on to create a whole new fashion trend with her “Physical” music video and incredibly famous sweatband.

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Donna Summer In 80s Fashion

After the 70s came to a conclusion, the Queen of Disco continued to define trends with outfits like this striped bodysuit, which continued throughout the 80s.