As far as fashion goes, no decade is quite as no-no-notorious as the 80s. After all, in what other decade could you get away with wearing skin-tight pants one day and baggy “MC Hammer” pants the next? During what other time period could you wear leg warmers, a sweater and a miniskirt all at the same time (and in electric neon colors)? Take a walk down memory lane. Here are the top 10 80s fashion fads we used to love. In all of these fads, color was the order of the day. Big color and color mixed in unusual ways (say, bright yellow with red) were considered totally tubular – to the max.
Shoulder pads may very well be the most decade-defining of the top 10 80s fashion fads. Maybe it had something to do with woman’s lib and the assertion of power that women were beginning to have in the work place? Check out the gals in the photos below, don’t those big, strong shoulders tell you that these are not women to mess with? Whatever the reason, we wore shoulder pads often and we did so with pride. The second picture below is a beautiful example of shoulder pads in action. Between her totally bitchin’ feathered hair and the awesome over-sized jacket with shoulder pads to the heavens, this 80s babe had it going on.