80′s Fashion


80′s fashion

80’s Fashion

80’s Fashion

Do you remember when you were little and your parents insisted that their old clothes and hairstyles would be back in style one day? Did you do like many and laugh at the old people who must be getting senile? There was no way bell-bottom jeans were coming back in style!


Current fashion trend watchers warned back in January that the 80′s comeback was primed and ready to roll, and if this falls catwalk lineup is anything to judge by, they are probably right! There are many fashion and style looks that are going to be eerily familiar to some of us.


Leggings have never gone completely out of style thanks to pop diva’s like Lindsay Lohan and Lady GaGa, however look to see some bold prints and neon spandex to hit the shelves soon. They will go great with an oversized off the shoulder blouse, which is also said to be on the horizon.

Animal Print

Has anyone forgotten the large bold animal print fabrics that were all the rage in the mid 80′s? They are on their way back to but with a little modification. Instead of the bold in your face, style of the 80′s you will likely see a more abstract and toned down animal print in the near future.


Anyone up for chrome silver nail polish and bright metallic blue eye shadow? Those were the days, but current trends while borrowing from this bygone era will tend to be more muted and a bit less flashy. Watch for polish, make-up and even clothes that give you a soft glimmer in muted shades instead of the bright bold of the 80′s.


Clothes and make-up are not the only places having an 80′s comeback. Have you seen a blockbuster film lately? Transformers and Fame (set to open in Sept 09) is just a couple of the 80′s comeback movies we have seen lately and if the rumors are any indication there are many more where they came from.

In Process

  • Smurfs movie
  • Teen Wolf
  • Red Dawn
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Karate Kid
  • Footloose
  • Top Gun
  • Robocop
  • Short Circuit


The remakes do not stop there my friend; the 80′s comeback has and will continue to make its presence felt on the music shelves as well. However, those who actually remember the original releases may not recognize them in their new forms.


  • Against All Odds
  • Every Breath You Take
  • Hungry Like the Wolf
  • Missing You – (originally rock remade country)
  • Come On Feel The Noise
  • Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

For better or worse, it looks like an 80′s comeback is in full swing and gaining momentum. Fashion, television, movies, and makeup are all going to show signs of this in the coming months. Dig out your stonewashed jeans and make an appointment for a haircut; you are going to see some major fashion changes soon.

80s Metal

80s Metal

80s Metal

80s Metal

Honestly, there are some things that people just don’t want to go away, whether they admit or not and one of these things is 80′s music and in particularly 80s metal.

This specific type of music ended up becoming tremendously popular in the late eighties and very early nineties; however 80′s metal music soon died away as the music from the “Seattle Grunge Scene” (Bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, etc) grew to become the preferred style.

With that said that would not mean that metal music would definitely go away and stay away from the limelight. Luckily for Heavy Metal music most people which grew up through these times have the exact same response to this music as those people of other generations have whenever they hear the songs they cherished when they grew up.

There is something quite memorable about listening to music that reminds a person of when you were younger and fairly carefree. Now there has been a great deal of debate regarding exactly what eighties metal music genuinely was and is actually today. A number of people explain metal music as something entirely different than other individuals do.

Quite a number of people consider true metal artists as bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica and Megadeth, while other individuals state that the more well recognized bands of the time such as Van Halen, Poison, Bon Jovi, and Def Leppard were considered to be 80′s metal.

A large number of individuals described the latter as pop metal and didn’t consider it to be true genuine metal music. No matter what the case, presently, these types of bands are still referenced to as metal even though glam rock, hair metal, or pop metal may well be a lot better name to describe them.

No matter what label you would give eighties metal music, it is still very well-liked currently, even though you probably don’t hear much of it on regular rock stations of today. On the other hand, if you pay attention closely to classic rock stations, you might possibly be pleasantly surprised to hear that quite a few of the music groups of this time are at this point showcased on these modern stations.

Currently there are specialized radio stations on satellite radio and on your cable connection service that play nothing but eighties metal. If you would like to get your fix and you do not have your old 80’s audio cassettes and Compact disks any longer, this is exactly where you can go to listen to a massive and assorted selection of what you want to listen to.

Identical to bands and artists of other eras, presently there are quite a few of these bands that are still touring. If you enjoyed 1980s metal back when it was greatly popular, you may have had a tough time acquiring tickets to see a music group live, or you may have had to buy a seat back in an massive arena where the performing artists appeared to be an inches tall to you from your seat.

Nowadays, if you still would like to check out these bands and artists, you can often find your faves from 80′s metal performing in considerably scaled-down venues for less expensive prices. You can view them up close, even though, as you can imagine, they are not as younger looking as they use to be.

A percentage of them still perform really well and some others will certainly not, but merely getting the genuine chance to see them is good enough for a great number of old fans that had missed them the very first time around.

You can undoubtedly also get a variety of your most favorite eighties metal songs on a number of compilations that come out these days. Some businesses are cashing in on the nostalgia of eighties metal by putting out Compact disks with a selection of most favorite of days gone by.

You can also come across old CDs and even audio cassettes of your most favorite from this time if you would like to buy something to tune in to at home. Many are in addition readily available in digital form so you can download them to have on your IPod unit or other MP3 player. The era may be long gone, but just like other special periods in popular music, these bands and artist’s music live on.