Fashion Trends and Popular Shoes Worn in the 80s
What's the Inspiration Behind the Fashion Trends of the 80s?
Most of the 80s trends came from television shows, commercials, and music videos. If famous people like Michael Jackson wore high-water pants on TV, then they would become a fashion trend. Some people remember "alligator shirts," and some remember the ever-so-popular Jheri curls.
Most people in the 80s got fashion trend ideas and inspiration from TV shows like:
- Different Strokes
- Silver Spoons
- Miami Vice
- Family Ties
- The Facts of Life
Musicians and the Fashion Trends They Made Popular
Music videos also had an effect on 80s shoe and clothing trends. The music videos and musicians behind these trends were:
- Michael Jackson
- Boy George
- Cindy Lauper
- Jody Watley
- Duran Duran
What Shoes Were Worn in the 80s?
Shoes worn in the 80s were fun to wear—at least children thought so. The 80s shoes bring back good memories for many people of the decade or era. As a child, I'm glad to have owned pairs of LA Gears, Crayons, Jellies, Click-Clacks, Pumas, K-Swiss, Reebok, Lottos, and other brand name shoes.
Some children didn't get to wear all the name brands and had to wear shoes from local grocery stores. Parents in low-income areas had to buy styles that they could afford for the time being, and these shoes were called "bubble yums" by other children.
The Most Popular Shoes of the 80s
- Stacie Adams
- Converse All Stars
- Buster Browns
- Penny Loafers
- Boat shoes
- Karate shoes
- Louis Vuitton
Popular Shoe Styles Continued
- LA Gears
- Swede flats
- Leather flats
- Leather hills
- Leather pumps
- Leather sandals
- Dr. Scholls (Click Clacks)
- Tassel Moccasins
- Timberland's men casual wear
Hottest Trends of the 80s
Popular clothing decor
Chunky jewelry and necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings, hoop earrings; 14-karat gold
Name brand blue jeans; stoned washed, stretched, bell bottom, and the skinny jean
Snakeskin style, belts, purses, and shoes in many colors
Airbrush designs and snakeskin acrylic nails
The 80s Were One of the Most Fun Fashion Eras
Watching TV shows from the 80s era brings back a few memories.Some of the fashion trends of the 80's are still popular today like Nike shoes, hoop earrings, boat shoes.
During the 80s, some people wore "airbrushing" art on nearly all their clothing. People also wore big chunk jewelry as necklaces, bracelets, anklets, rings. Wearing 14 karat gold was the trend. Blue jeans, especially name brands, were really popular: stone washed, stretched, bell bottoms, skinny jeans, etc. Eighties accessories were Hot! Belts with jeans were a huge fashion statement, sometimes made of snakeskin, in many colors. The snakeskin style also appeared in purses, shoes, designs on acrylic fingernails, and other items.
Females in urban areas wore acrylic fingernails often as a fashion statement, with airbrush designs and hoop earrings.
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