1980s Inspired Fashion Is Back For Summer

Although 1990s fashion has been all over the runways, there’s another decade of the past which has also been leaving its mark on the season’s trends. This summer, 1980s inspired silhouettes are back with a vengeance, and wreaked havoc on the runways. If you want to embrace a blast from the past, look no further than the return of the puffed shoulder and various other ‘80s looks. Here’s how to embrace the trend today.

Saint Laurent

For a party-ready look, think sleek and sexy with oversized accents (as spotted at Saint Laurent). Try slipping into a fitted black leather mini dress with a vampy V-neckline, ruched power shoulders and a slight off-shoulder bodice. Next, cinch in your waistline with a skinny belt and emphasize your legs in a pair of pointed toe ankle strap heels.


Look no further than the Kenzo catwalk for a glimpse of mixed textures and materials. For a combination of business and pleasure, turn to a crisp white architectural blouse paired with a glittery crop top or bandeau. Meanwhile, a slick black pleather or leather skirt contrasts against the cotton and glitter for an ensemble which enhances the female form.


Nothing screams 1980s louder than vivid brights, and Balenciaga seems to understand this concept well. Try slipping into a ruched, peplum blouse in a loud shade of lilac or violet for a pop of colour. Pair your top with pink leggings or skinny trousers for a burst of vibrant colour, and prepare to hit the dance floor!

Photos: Vogue Runway