The power dressing 80s was all about extremes, and now it's back amid a cloud of vibrant colours, showy style and distinct silhouettes. This season we look to the 80s fashion statement makers, think streetwear mixed with opulent details, retro trends blended with futuristic glamour, and oversized cuts styled with figure skimming tailoring. Welcome back this iconic era in style.
80s fashion females
Women found their femininity in the 80s, and this season's trend takes all that was sultry about the era, styling it into slinky dresses, luxury leggings and opulent handbags and jewellery. Channel the era in evening wear with sequin covered and embellished cocktail dresses, but give them a modern edge with a loosely tailored boyfriend blazer, or turn up the luxe factor with a faux fur coat. Velvet takes the spotlight for the next few seasons, look to velvet blazers and velvet trousers, or modernise the fabric with a velvet hoodie or sweatshirt. Wear the look with disco-inspired metallic boots, and you'll have the modern 80s fashion look down.
80s fashion today
Streetwear has even taken a retro turn this season, with the 80s claiming centre stage at the front row of fashion week and beyond. Sports meets high fashion in a fusion of athleisurewear and evening pieces; dress your running tights with an embroidered bomber jacket and a wool coat, or team some tailored jogging bottoms with minimalist ankle strap sandals and a crop top. Inject some elegance into your daywear with pleated skirts, leather trousers and relaxed fit jeans, and team them with retro trainers and sports socks to give them a varsity 80s fashion edge. Finish your look with statement jewellery or a standout handbag, look to designers such as Lulu Guinness and Karl Lagerfeld for inspiration, think bold logos and graphic designs that are evocative of the era.