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80s Fashion Party Inspirations

2 March 2010

I’ve been invited to a birthday party themed: 80s Fashion and Music!

I’m really looking forward to it! I have a great bunch of friends who love to GO ALL OUT and commit to a theme – which always make parties so much fun.

So I’m looking for some 80s fashion inspiration and planning my outfit.

First there are the female music icons of the 80s – Maddona, Cindy Lauper, and Deborah Harry.


Leather jackets, big messy hair, big fringe, lace gloves, waist coats, lots of bangles and necklaces, one earring, high top boots, one shoulder, blue eye shadow.

Then we have the female work-out icons of the 80s – Jane Fonda, Olivia Newton John and Flashdance.

Neon colours, leg warmers, coloured leggings, one shoulder jersey sweaters, body suits, sweatbands!

And I haven’t even started on the boofy Princess Diana hair-dos and towering shoulder pads.

Tee hee. It seems a little hard to believe that all this stuff was the cutting edge of pop-culture fashion back then. But I’m game! And I’ll definitely post up photos of my outfit.

And haha for my husband, I have a feeling that HIS 80s costume may still be lurking in the back of his wardrobe. Now that’s a scary thought.