We already brought you parts one through six of our list of the top 80 best ’80s fashion trends, and now we’re back with part seven! Check out seven more amazing and hilarious fashion trends from the 1980s that you either forgot existed or never knew about in the first place! And be sure to stay tuned for our final installment of our list, coming soon. You might be surprised by what you see!
Number Twenty: Fat Laces. We mentioned in the last installment of our list that sneakers with no laces were popular in the 1980s, but so were sneakers with extra fat laces!
Number Nineteen: Big Hair. Perms were big in the 1980s, so it’s only natural that big hair was popular as well. No matter how you got that hair so big, what counts is that you get there, girl.
Number Eighteen: Sperry Topsiders. Sperry topsiders are worn by preppy Ivy Leauge students today, but in the 1980s, they were a popular way to complete that just-got-off-my-dad’s-yacht style.
Number Seventeen: Pegged Pants. Though cuffing your jeans has become popular today, in the 1980s, a tight roll was much more popular. What a great way to show off those high-tops, right?
Number Sixteen: Tracksuits. Whether you were a runner or not, tracksuits were a fun fashion style in the 1980s. Everyone from The Beastie Boys to Run DMC could be seen sporting a tracksuit from time to time.
Number Fifteen: Mickey Mouse Clothing. In the 1980s, Mickey Mouse wasn’t just for kids. In fact, Mickey was all over clothing for adults, although it’s not entirely clear how the style became so popular.
Number Fourteen: Michael Jackson. Dressing like Michael Jackson was all the rage in the 1980s, and who could be surprised by that? The King of Pop was also the King of Style in the ’80s.
Number Thirteen: Stussy. Stussy and Frank Sinatra Jr. began the iconic clothing brand in the 1980s. Though it didn’t hit full-force until the 1990s, it began in the 1980s.
Number Twelve: Jheri Curls. Jheri curls might not be the best treatment for your hair, but they were huge in the 1980s. The Jheri curl was invented by Jheri Redding.
Number Eleven: Swatch Watches. Swatches were great for people who truly wanted to customize their look. Swatches were affordable enough that people could buy more than one but fancy enough that they still looked cool. Stay tuned for our final installment of our list of the top 80 best ’80s fashion trends, coming soon!