1987, 1988, 1989 Fashion Trends

By Livingly Staff on
Acid-washed jeans and denim jackets became popular with both men and women. Acid washing is the process of chemically bleaching the denim, breaking down the fiber of material and forcing the dye to fade, thus leaving undertones of the original dye evidenced by pale white streaks or spots on the material. This became associated with the heavy metal trend (called "hair metal" in later decades for the large frizzy coiffures worn by both male and female enthusiasts). Madonna was the "Queen of the...Read Full Story

Sexy '80s Outfits

By Alicia Diaz Dennis on
Whether you've decided to go retro for Halloween or you're just prepping for your next big theme party, you're on the hunt for a sexy, saucy '80s outfit. Thankfully, it's not all that hard to look hot in a retro getup—nor is it very expensive!There are plenty of ways to work your existing wardrobe into a sexy '80s look. Look into your closet and pick out everything that's a bright flashy print, neon, checkered or acid wash. If you're deficient in all these things (it's okay, no one's perfect...Read Full Story

Ode to the Fanny Pack

By Alicia Diaz Dennis on
Donkey Fanny Pack image via thisislandpalace.com My parents used to send me to New Mexico each summer to visit my grandparents. They'd arm me with a tiny backpack and a fanny pack, in which they tucked crisp bills in case I needed anything. They warned me never to take the fanny pack off, but I didn't want to anyway--I knew it was the ultimate fashion statement.image linked from fannypackantics --a great fanny pack resource.Believe it or not, the fanny pack--which reached the height of its...Read Full Story

Jumpsuits Making a Comeback

By Tatiana Guertin on
The 80s continue to make a comeback. Remember those jumpsuits that were oh-so-stylish in the 70s and 80s. You know, those one pieces that were so comfortable and practical.They're like onsies, a shirt and shorts or pants in one! Well, it seems they're making a comeback. Some of the hottest styles this summer are short jumpsuits, and celebrities are walking out in styles that are trendy and stylish. Check out one of this season's cutest trends, the jumpsuit:Rihanna steps out in a floral...Read Full Story
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