So, this is what Mom wore in the eighties. And maybe you did too.
Big hair, teased and permed to perfection, crimped, hot rollered, feathered like Farrah’s, with a side high tail, or a whale spout. Colors were in. High colored fluorescents like something Disney had puked up. Pastels and neon, tartans and stripes. Leggings and leg warmers, dancewear, and Spandex, revealing cotton shorts with vests, tracksuits. Jordache jeans, ripped jeans, and stone washed jeans. Fanny packs, scrunchies, and shoulder pads. Reebok, Adidas, and Swatch. Everything was either way too loud or just a tad too soft like something granny might wear. There was no in between in the 1980s.
These found photographs of teenage girls from the 80s certainly give some idea of what the decade was like for mostly affluent, mainly white people back then. It’s a better portrait than say that CNN documentary series, as it doesn’t concentrate on the headlines but on what people looked like, what they wore, and how they had fun.
Via Complex, Vintage Everyday, Pinterest, Allure, and Like Totally 80s.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Big Hair: A collection of epic ‘80s hairstyles
You won’t be able to unsee this hideous bad taste underwear from the 1970s