Hello, my dear readers! Did you like my post about 70s jewelry style? If so, I am very happy because today I want to tell you about 80s jewelry fashion.
The main characteristic of the 80s direction is expressiveness in almost everything. Click To Tweet Representatives of that generation favored flashy models, very short length and too narrow or too voluminous cuts in clothing. Expressiveness is also manifested in the choice of make-up and accessories. The most typical images of the 80s are business woman image and stylistic, aggressive sexuality, romantic beauty and, of course, the perfect athletic figure. That is why this style is one of the most difficult to recreate. Because sexuality and aggressiveness in adornments are a real challenge to the world of fashion.
80s jewelry items for business style have been extremely mixed. After all, girls combined their suits with big earrings, bright rings and wide bracelets. Today you probably will not see something like this on the most ardent admirer of the business style in clothing. But in those days it was a mandatory thing. Because all the fashion trends were spread mainly on the working ladies, who wanted to look not only presently, but also fashionable. Yes, the office female employees of those times could compete with contemporary fashion bloggers. No more shopping for parties and leisure. The main accent was on the everyday working week look.
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The history of 80s jewelry and fashion was really full of the variety of styles and images. In those years, there appeared so many fashion trends. Almost all of them are popular right now. Margaret Thatcher affected the development of evening dresses and related jewelry. Yuppie style and corporate style of Princess Diana led to the fact that such manner of dressing has grown into an independent direction in the fashion world.
So that fashion has not been vulgar anymore. But on the contrary, it became an example of simplicity and elegance. All this has led to the fact that the 80s era woman began to understand that she might look and dress just as she wants.
80s jewelry color shame
Style of 80s can not be confused with anything. Clothes and jewelry of these years can be recognized today just with a one glance. It was a period of extremes in everything, while there appeared so many fashionable styles that competed with each other. No wonder – it was time of a big changes. So that it has reflected in the manner of dressing and jewelry matching. The most vivid colors and their unexpected combinations appeared in the 80s jewelry fashion: fuchsia, neon green, bright turquoise were combined with each other and with a strict black color. Yes, these are the predominant colors in a business style. Well, if today’s dress code has allowed such issues – working day would be a true holiday for fashionistas.
Like the ’80s were totally gnarly. No other decade brought about so many crazy trends. From neon hair to punk and bright colors everywhere. Neon was hot and with it brought some amazing 80s jewelry options.” (Love & Pieces)
80s jewelry main brands
Style of 80s was formed under the influence of the beautiful and healthy body cult, subcultures, as well as the fashion industry, and, of course, screen images. 80s jewelry fashion intertwined retro images, reinterpreted by designers, trends, born youth subcultures, music and dance trends and the booming sport. The determining factor in the selection of clothes and jewelry was a brand name. So that 80s were characterized by exclusiveness. And a total look trend was considered the pinnacle of style. So if you do decide to reborn this style in your jewelry items – try to create lookbooks for your 80s jewelry collections.
The different layers of the society successfully used clothing and accessories of famous luxury brands such as Versace, Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Armani Jeans, Moschino, Chanel, Nike, Adidas, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaia, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik , Jean Paul Gaultier, Claude Montana and others.
80s jewelry materials
80s jewelry items were mainly plastic. It was cheap and bright, and such jewelry could be made and purchased in a really big amount. Although jewelry made of plastic material started to appear in the 60’s for the first time, it have always been a signal of a bad taste among the fashion elite. Despite this era of 80s made them a true cult. Fashionistas believed that these accessories can make them younger and even relieve of some complexes. More affluent girls wore jewelry made of sequins, which today also become very popular. I blogged about such direction in jewelry designing some time before:
While designers have been enamored with all things ’70s for several years now, the ’80s have crept into the spotlight in recent seasons, most notably on the fall 2016 runways at Saint Laurent, Moschino and Isabel Marant. Not one to be outdone, Marc Jacobs — who took home the CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year just hours earlier — presented his resort 2017 collection in New York and it took this kitschy, high-gloss theme to the max.” (Fashionista)
Bright jewelry with diamonds and gold had become popular as never before. Although 80s jewelry included almost all types of precious metals. Huge hoop earrings, big bracelets and large chains could be made of silver as well. This is exactly what fashion of 80s has absorbed from the 20’s decade. Not everyone loved plastic or too colorful jewelry. And the second problem was the combination issue – fashionistas often had to change most of the wardrobe beneath such 80s jewelry. A large gold diamond jewelry was a real salvation for those who did not accept cheap plastic of a chewing gum color.
80s jewelry styles
Punk style jewelry has become extremely popular among the different segments of society exactly during the era of the 80s. Accoutrements worn by 80s punks included: BDSM fashions; fishnet stockings (sometimes ripped); spike bands and other studded or spiked jewelry; safety pins (in clothes and as body piercings) and silver bracelets. All this was worn both by man and woman. Many female punks rebelled against the stereotypical image of a woman by combining clothes that were delicate or pretty with clothes that were considered masculine. Such as combining a pink ballet dress with huge rough chain with studs and spikes.
But also 80s jewelry and fashion have thier own romance. Click To Tweet Fashionistas of that times have paid really too much time for their hairstyle – everyone knows about it. And so the fashion for hair jewelry existed as well. 80s fashion hairstyles were full of bows, ribbons and even flowers. And as for me, it was the most beautiful side of this era.
Brooches of that time were also a popular kind of accessory. And they repeated style and form of plastic and diamond jewelry pieces. Fashionistas usually worn them on the uncommon piece of clothing. Namely, the wide belt that complemented business style dresses and suits.
80s fashion returns!
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Bold, vulgar, luxurious and colorful image of a 80s era woman became a kind of silent symbol of femininity and charm. But at the same time for others it seems a symbol of bad taste. Woman from 80s could be anyone she wants. She has absorbed all the glitter and a jazzy lightness of the 20’s, all the femininity and coquetry of the 50s and gave a rise to an explosive and depressed 90s. Fashion jewelry of 80s is in some sense universal. Click To Tweet It borders on pretentiousness and classic, simple protest and feminine fragility, rigor and vigor. Today, this style returns, so I suggest you to have a good look at this direction.
80s sports style also had its own kind of suitable accessories, and sometimes in this sense, it crossed with extravagant Gothic and Punk styles. Bandages and headbands for the hairstyles – that was as mandatory thing as sunglasses and lipsticks for every true fashionista. Sporty bandages and trendy hair accessories in 80s jewelry style have appeared in all collections of the season Fall-Winter 2016-2017. They became another top-notch fashion trend. It is worth paying attention to monochrome and colorful headbands by H & M in combination with dresses in pajama style and also with prints in a gypsy style by Manish Arora. You should also have a look to preciously decorated trendy hair accessories from Gucci and several gothic bandages from collection of Fenty x Puma. While Versace offers a variant with a thin bandage wrapped around the head.