#TBT: 7 ’80s Trends that Are Back in Style

With beauty and fashion, trends of the past always find a way to return

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Photo: Unsplash/@thewalkingdale

With beauty and fashion, trends of the past always find a way to return. We’ve seen how elements of the ’70s and ‘’90s are back in style. This week’s #TBT takes a look at seven popular trends of the 1980s that are in again for 2018.

Biker Shorts

Maybe you were doing the running man the last time you wore biker shorts. But they’re back, worn with oversized T-shirts and old school sneakers, or dressed up with blazers and heels.


Dynasty Vibes

The big shoulders, sequins, glitz and glam of the ’80s, as seen on the hit TV show Dynasty, were all over the Fall/Winter 2018 runways. Crystal statement earrings, opera gloves, drapey dresses, ruching, and looks reminiscent of a 1980s prom are on-trend.




Along with the ’80s trends come ’80s colors. Neon pink, green, blue, yellow, and orange were seen on the runways for fall and winter, and have also cropped up on nails and makeup. Go bold or go home!


Fanny Packs


They may be referred to now as belt bags, but we know them as old school fanny packs. All kind of versions have emerged, from sporty to luxe, and they are worn over the shoulder, in addition to around the waist.




The time to kick it old school is here again. The tracksuits worn by break dancers and athletes in the ’80s are back in style. Adidas itself is also seeing a surge in popularity, especially when it comes to their throwback sneakers.



Pastel colors were all over the place during the 1980s. They have experienced a major resurgence in the last few years, and continue to be a strong trend.


Draped Blush

In the ’80s, it was all about bold blush, swept from the temples to the apples of the cheek. The beauty technique that was used is known as draping, and it’s back. There are several different ways to drape, as a rosy alternative to highlighting and contouring.

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