Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

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What was the reaction of 1980s fashion against?

Which of the following subcultures was NOT a part of the 1980s?

Which of the following was a popular hairstyle for men in the 1980s?

Which of the following was NOT a popular fashion trend for men in the 1980s?

Which of the following was NOT a popular fashion model of the 1980s?

Which of the following was a popular hairstyle for women in the 1980s?

What was a popular accessory for girls and women in the late 1980s?

What was a popular facial hair trend for men in the 1980s?

What was a popular hairspray among fans of glam metal bands?

Summary

Fashion and Costume Trends of the 1980s

  • The fashion of the 1980s was a reaction against the 1970s and embraced bright and vivid colors.
  • Women's fashion consisted of heavy makeup, including bright-colored lipstick, dark and thick eyelashes, and pink or red blush.
  • The top fashion models of the 1980s included Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley, and Elle Macpherson.
  • Early 1980s fashion included minimalism and an aerobics craze, while increased formality and professional fashion became more popular later in the decade.
  • Mid-1980s fashion featured bright colors and power dressing, while late 1980s fashion was more consumer-friendly and included Asian fashion influences.
  • Men's fashion included athletic clothing, the preppy look, and the Miami Vice/Magnum P.I. look, while late 1980s fashion included Doc Martens and parachute pants.
  • Hairstyles for women included big and eccentric styles with an excessive amount of mousse and glitter, while men's hairstyles included short hair, quiffs, mullets, and designer stubble.
  • Subcultures of the 1980s included heavy metal, punk, new romantic, rockabilly, rude boys and skinheads, casuals, skaters, rap and hip hop, and preppy.
  • The fashion of the 1980s was heavily influenced by film and music stars.
  • The side ponytail and the scrunchie became common hairstyles for girls and women in the late 1980s.
  • Men's facial hair trends included designer stubble, while blue-collar men commonly wore mustaches.
  • Aqua Net hairspray was popular among fans of glam metal bands.

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How well do you know the fashion and costume trends of the 1980s? Take this quiz to test your knowledge on the iconic styles, models, and subcultures of the decade. From power dressing to punk rock, colorful makeup to Miami Vice-inspired looks, this quiz covers it all. See if you can identify popular hairstyles, famous fashion icons, and the music and film influences that shaped the fashion of the 1980s. Put your knowledge to the test and take this quiz now

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