Over the years, we’ve seen fashion trends come and go but it’s quite surprising how some of the old fashion trends creep into our modern world. Join me as we walk down memory lane and back;
THEN: Considering Madonna was one of the most influential stars of the decade, it makes sense that her midriff-baring staple was one of the ’80s biggest trends.
NOW: These days, everyone’s wearing crop tops. No matter what size you are or what styles you prefer, you can find one to rock.
THEN: The ’80s were all about big prints and bold colors. Here, actress Teri Garr walks a red carpet wearing a cool leopard print coat.
NOW: Animal print fell out of favor during the last couple decades, but it’s starting to work its way back out of the Closet Netherlands and into modern day street style. Wear it with a sleek dress and minimal accessories to keep it from looking over-the-top.
THEN: Worn by some of the biggest names of the decade, including princess-diana-dress-auction Princess Diana, shoulder pads have practically become synonymous with the ’80s.
NOW: Shoulder pads get a bad rap, but as Kerry Washington showed us on the 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet, they can offer an effortlessly elegant structure to your look.
Drop Crotch Pants
THEN: Eighties trends aren’t just back for women — there are plenty memorable looks that have returned for the guys too. Case in point: MC Hammer’s classic drop crotch pants, a.k.a. “parachute pants.”
NOW: This isn’t the easiest trend to wear, but it’s become increasingly popular among fashion lovers in recent years. You’ll start noticing them on the street now that we said something!
THEN: Shimmery materials often took the stage in the ’80s — both figuratively and literally, with pageant queens including Vanessa Williams donning them for competitions.
NOW: Now in smart cuts like this off-the-shoulder look, metallics are beloved by trendy fashion lovers once more.