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…
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.”
The girl in the middle is a young Nicole Kidman. I was never a big fan of the Bananarama look.
In the next fashion spread models are dressed as pop stars of the day…
Joan Jett and Chrissy Amphlett of the Divinyls
Toto Coelo (“I Eat Cannibals”) and Culture Club.
I love that the miniskirt has made a comeback… but at what price?
From the same fashion spread as the pages at the top of this post. I love that they worked in a Bowie book.
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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