When it comes to style and fashion, there is always a change in the air. For quite a few times minimalism has always been the go-to look, but styles and designer star have brought a trend of the maximal fashion that appears straight from the early 90s and ’80s. You will see a lot of the glam rock style like bright colors, and eye-catching outfits. The 80s glam rock fashion can definitely insist you to style your wardrobe with some glamorous sense of style.

80s glam rock fashion

glam rock fashion

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Just like all other styles, over the years the 80s glam rock fashion has emerged through a series of trends. Rock fashion is not entirely about masculine and black clothing, but it is much more than that. It is constantly evolving over the years. On the other hand, when we talk about punk style, and gothic clothing we do not see them evolving constantly.   

Interestingly enough, the glam rock fashion perfectly blends with gothic rock and punk rock. The style is particularly trendy among both the older generation as well as the younger generation who have a genuine interest in rock bands from the early ’90s and 80s.

Let us reveal this colorful, 80s glam rock fashion to understand and rediscover it from music to fashion.

80s Fashion

80s Fashion

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The roots of the Glam rock fashion are strongly embedded in the UK.  During the days people started to incorporate quirks into their wardrobes and add the shiny looks to their outfits- so glamrock clothes and the futuristic makeup became a trend.

People loved the quirky clothes, striped patterns, and flashy skull boots.  Ladies rocked bright eye-catching outfits with big shoulder pas to show off their feminine. A love for the designer labels was too common during the ’80s.

80s Hip-Hop fashion

Hip-hop culture and particularly hip-hop music was extremely popular specifically in the urban areas during the ’80s. Interesting enough, inspired by the stars like Queen Latifah and Salt-N-Pepa,  the hip-hop fashion for women was as trendy as for men. Along with the bold patterned and bright colored outfit, the athletic details and baggy silhouettes were in style. When it comes to accessories, snapback caps and skull sneakers were famous.

Although some of these colorful trends have begun to disappear, we see most of them are still in style.

80s punk fashion

80s punk fashion

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Large unkempt hair for men, platform shoes, studs, spandex, graphic tee-shirts, motorcycle jackets, ripped jeans, sexy curved clothing, iconic guitar riffs, and incredible heavy makeup was incorporated into its clothing.

There was 80s punk fashion before the popular 90s grunge. The rebellious look started to develop in the late 80s and it was a dramatic departure from the glamorous beginning. The punk fashion looked edgy and intense.  The punk fashion has evolved over the years, it is constantly emerging and developing over the years while paying tribute to and gaining inspiration from early celebrities and trendsetters.

People love to add motorcycle jackets, gothic dress and gothic shoes to their style along with the black make-up, and long hair. Body painting and tight-fitting rivets were popular as well.

Black 80s Fashion

Black 80s Fashion

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From Naomi Campbell to Tina Turner to Janet Jackson to Iman, the list of the black fashion icons goes too long. While every one of them had a unique look, they all rocked with class, confidence, and attitude-filled looks. For most of these stars leather jackets, over the knee boots,  body cons and shoulder pads were the important accessories. Flying jackets, motorcycle jackets, sweaters, and windbreakers are the first choice for jackets. When it comes to footwear, white skull sneakers are perfect for all kinds of look.

These daring designs looked totally chic and striking.

80s Big hair and makeup

80s Big hair and makeup

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The bigger is the hair, the better is the style. Excessive fashion trends of the 80s included big hair and bright-colorful makeup. Hair was particularly wild, full-volume hair was the perfect look that everyone wanted and the best way to get it was extreme waves and curls. Women preferred to wear their hair down, it was big and full of hairspray. Pro-tip: Brace yourself because thick and shiny hairs require a lot of hair gel.

Bold makeup was trendy. Intense-colored eye shadows were considered essential to have the best look. Bold lipstick and bright blush were also very popular. Hair tanning was common among men.

80s summer fashion

The 80s summer fashion was entirely iconic. The outfits were short, yet vibrantly colored with abstract prints over them. The cropped top was particularly too trendy, which can be worn across the stomach.

Glamorous tops include off the shoulder tops that give you a unique look. This popular item started to take over magazine covers, runways and the streets all over the world. This can help you have a statement style and create a standout look even today. You can wear it easily with your favorite jeans during the day time; however, it can also be a perfect choice for you to wear for evening occasions.

Statement earrings

If you want to choose a more simplistic style but try out 80s trend at the same time, you can wear statement earrings. They will give you a perfect touch without going too bold and rocking big shoulders, ruffles or sequins. However, for those of you who love skull accessories, you can choose skull earrings.

Ruffles

It is not a coincidence that even after 30 years, ruffles have become incredibly trendy once again. They were a key look for an 80s fashion and today you can find them on so many outfits items including bags, dresses, skirts, jackets, tops and even shoes. While floaty and sheer ruffles will give a vintage feeling, the more structured ruffles will give you perfect glam evening look.

After all the 80s was the decade to take the fashion to an extreme. The best thing about 80s glam rock fashion is you can rock it the way you like. And, yes, there is entirely no rule for matching. Rock it the way you like!