How to dress like the 1980’s

The teenager 80s fashion was all about being unique and standing out from the rest. Girls often dye their hair in crazy colors, wear lots of makeup, and dress in tight clothes. Boys would grow their hair, wear ripped jeans, and listen to rock music. This was a time when people were free to express themselves through fashion. In this article, I will tell you about the top teenager 80s fashion.

The 80s off the Shirts

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ir?t=19861986 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B01D53XT92So many different styles of shirts were worn in the 1980s. Some people like Prince the singer, love to wear cut-off shirts. These types of shirts would show their stomach. The name of these shirts was called “crop tops for boys.”

And this type of shirt was very poplars for women to wear as well.99.6 % of the time, the shirts that were worn at that time were some type of design on the front of the shirt. It was the most rock bank shirt because rock music was more popular around that time.

And other times you were a patten type of shirt. For us, a woman is was all about the shoulder. The shirt had to fall off the shoulder just right.  And there were shirts with both shoulders out. This look was a simple way of being sexy without showing too much.

80s Windbreaker Jackets

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Black leather and oversized would describe the main type of jackets that were worn by both men and women.  The second main type was the windbreaker jacket that could be worn with anything.  The next jacket is the dressy jacket with the pointy rounded shoulder.

Out of all these jackets, the windbreaker jacket is my favorite one.  Mainly because you can wear this jacket at any time, in hot or cold weather. 

80s Belts

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ir?t=19861986 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B07DDDFKW7The belts that were worn came in many different styles. There were small skinny belts and big thick ones.  The one that was worn the most was the belt that looks like a chain.  It hangs down your hips which was a great belt to bring out a simple style.

There were many other popular belts. Like the stander buck belt, this type of belt never went out of style. I think the main reason for that is because it can be worn with anything.

80s Pants

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ir?t=19861986 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B06Y2QNFCJFor women, it was all about the high-waisted pants. Mostly the jeans high-waisted pants. That was all the rave. Leather pants were also popular around that time too. For the guys, it was jean pants as well. But some guys liked to change it up and wear colorful printed pants.

80s Shoes

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ir?t=19861986 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00HS4XS5UThe type of 80s shoes that was a hit was reeboks and Chuck Taylors for both women and men.  For the guys that didn’t want to dress sporty. They would wear boots with a slight heel on them. For the women, they would wear super high heels with an open toe.

So women would pair socks with the open-toe shoes. A wear most definitely wear that look.


For me, fashion in the 1980s was all about attitude. It was a way to express yourself through clothes. And we are now back in that same time zone, where clothes represent who you are some a person. Also, the popular clothes from the 80s are making a grand appearance each day in someone’s wardrobe.

Side note: These pictures are affiliate links, I do receive a commission when they are purchased through this link, but the main reason I included these pictures is to give you a more in-depth feeling of how the clothes look in the 1980s


I am a blogger that was born in the 1980's. So I decided to write about the 1980's because I feel that was one of the best decades ever.

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