Totally Rad Fashions for 80s Girls

totally 80s fashions

July 1982

Pulled from a stack of magazines from the 1980s, let’s have a look at some fashion spreads for young women.  Get ready for an overload of bright colors, big hair, and new-wave attitude.  The 70s are officially over – it’s time for valley girl fashions to take the stage.  Let’s have a look…

DECEMBER 1982

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It’s like all the fashions designers got together and said, “We’re going to design clothes as bright, sparkly and un-70s as humanly possible.”

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SEPTEMBER 1983

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The girl in the middle is a young Nicole Kidman.  I was never a big fan of the Bananarama look.

DECEMBER 1984

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JULY 1983

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NOVEMBER 1983

In the next fashion spread models are dressed as pop stars of the day…

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Joan Jett and Chrissy Amphlett of the Divinyls

1980s fashion 5

Toto Coelo (“I Eat Cannibals”) and Culture Club.

MAY 1983

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JULY 1981

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I love that the miniskirt has made a comeback… but at what price?

1981

OCTOBER 1981

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NOVEMBER 1981

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JULY 1982

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From the same fashion spread as the pages at the top of this post.  I love that they worked in a Bowie book.

January 1981

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I can’t quite put my finger on it, but this particular fashion spread looks like a porn magazine.  Also, the fashions seem like they’d still be at home in the disco era… yet, this is from the grand old year of 1981.

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JULY 1986

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JULY 1981

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MAY 1982

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SEPTEMBER 1980

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DECEMBER 1981

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FEBRUARY 1981

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APRIL 1981

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