The fashion of the 1980s placed heavy emphasis on cheap clothes and fashion accessories. Apparel tended to be very bright and vivid in appearance.
Punk fashion began as a reaction against both the hippie movement of the past decades and the current decade’s materialist values. The first half of the decade was relatively tame compared to the second half, which is when the iconic 1980s color scheme came into popularity.
Hair in the 1980s was typically big, curly, bouffant, and heavily styled. Television shows such as Dynasty helped popularize the high volume bouffant and glamorous image associated with it.
Women from the 1980s wore bright, heavy makeup. Everyday fashion in the 1980s consisted of light-colored lips, dark and thick eyelashes, and pink or red rouge (otherwise known as blush).
These cool photos show what the fashion styles of young women looked like in the 1980s.