Trend 5: Shoulder Pads
Dramatic shoulders dominated ‘80s outfits, from gowns to blazers. The power suit style was the go-to for many models of the 80s era, and the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid are bringing them back in a big way. While the shoulders may be broad, the modern-day version is slimmer around the waist to keep the look feminine and flattering.
Trend 4: Body Con
The aerobics era was in its prime during the ‘80s, which saw a fluoro flurry of spandex take over. Even if you weren’t on board the bodysuit-over-tights ‘80s look, you’ll be into the new iteration. Neon and spandex have joined forces again, overhauling your athleisure style in the brightest way possible.
Trend 3: Sequins
There’s always been room in our wardrobes for a little sparkle, but this season the 1980s fashion penchant for sequins is just as eye-catching as its predecessor. If you’re not ready to go head-to-toe in a sequin pants suit, work your way up with a sequin blazer over summer dresses or jeans and a tee to up the glam on your everyday look.
Trend 2: High-Waisted Jeans
The waistlines reached new heights in the ‘80s, and yet again, they’re making a major comeback. The iconic ‘80s style of high-waisted mom jeans and tucked-in tops (made famous by Tina Turner) is back, and suits all body shapes. High-waisted denim skirts that fall over the knees are also in hot demand right now.
Trend 1: Animal print
Animal prints of the ‘80s were all about roaring ‘look at me’, but the latest trend this season is less loud; instead, it beckons you to add a sophisticated flair. The print may be just as vivid, but it’s being splashed onto luxurious fabrics like silk and even mohair, making it a look you can easily don for casual occasions, as well as in the office or on a night out.