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By: Alice Murphy

 1980s women

Shoulder pads popular with working women in the 1980s

The 1980s fashion style is iconic to this day. Women wore bright colored accessories like sunglasses, bangles and hoop earrings. Teased hair, loud makeup and neon were an important part of this style. Wearing Coca-Cola brand clothing was popular for youth during the late 80s. Oversized tops were very popular as well. For the working woman, shoulder pads were a necessity.


Men in popular track suits in the 1980s

Menswear was also influenced by the loudness of the 1980s. Men could be seen wearing parachute pants and fingerless gloves. Nike was very popular, especially Nike shoes which were a necessity in the 80s. Big jackets were also commonplace for men.