We fondly remember the 80’s of the last century. The striking fashion combinations were brightly colored, bold, exaggerated and glamorous. Aerobics originated during those years before running, Pilates, building and other popular forms of exercise today. Aerobic exercises were performed with disco hits, break-dance, dancing with a large dose of acrobatics. Popular clothing items were tights, tricks, colorful wool socks without feet, tracksuits that then quickly became clothes for every day. Fashion trends are constantly repeated. That’s how a “retro fashion design” appears every season. In the 1980’s, popular materials were glossy plastic and sky and fluorescent shades of green, yellow, pink and pop art prints. The original clothing items from the eighties were Startas and Puma sneakers, Lacoste T-shirts and Robe di Kappa tracksuits. Fluorescent tracksuits, hoods, and sneakers were once adorned with romantic details.
At that time, the so-called “neopunk” style with faded, torn and stained jeans items was fashionable. The eighties were the first to show that shabby jeans could be very luxurious. Back then, these were designer pieces of intentionally damaged and pale denim. At the same time, it is paradoxical that this trend is inspired by a punk-rebellious subculture diametrically opposed to the world of luxury. Damaged jeans garments have another excitingly contrasting characteristic — they are a blend of the sensual and the robust. Torn and oversized denim garments look seductive on the wearers. Women can highlight this interesting fashion combination with shoes with dizzyingly high heels, a tight-fitting jeans jacket to the waist and a T-shirt with provocative inscriptions. Jackets, skirts and jeans are still fashionable today. The creative director of the British fashion manufactory Johnny Coca said for the eighties: “If you are not a queen, these clothes will make you like that.” He was right. Typical for the eighties is the use of “lame”, patent leather and taffeta. These are extremely shiny materials, with a smooth surface — which shimmer with every movement giving them a futuristic look. Modern Cleopatra also chooses colors of precious metals (glittering silver and gold) and neon shades of yellow, purple and blue that give the whole styling a dicso undertone. The general fashion decadence of course would not be complete without glitter from head to toe. Lame fabrics, glittering coatings and woven metal threads to garments both then and today give an extravagant omen.
The eighties say that an elegant woman is also a strong woman. The pattern of large dots should be reduced to one garment. The silhouette of the hourglass, which includes a slim waist and prominent chest and hips, is further emphasized by wide shoulders. The hourglass silhouette from the 80s was a symbol of feminine style of dress. Hips and chest with accentuated draped materials, taut waist and reinforced and always accentuated shoulders. Today, the imposing figure is achieved with ruffles instead of pillows sewn into the shoulders of dresses, blouses and jackets. The new millennium fashion gives the steering wheels such a dear sculpture, which is why the garments look minimalist and voluminous at the same time. Exaggeration is reflected in the oversizing of classic patterns-dots and stripes. Eighties fashion icon Lady Diana loved dresses with an asymmetrical top. The favorite item of clothing of the Princess of Wales were dresses with an asymmetrical upper part with a floral pattern of pastel shades.