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It’s Time to Bring Back Hideous: How to Dress like You’re from the 1980s


The 1980s were a special time for American fashion. You could say that the 80s were a time of decline. But that depends on your personal taste. If you like the look of acid wash jeans, big earrings, bigger hair, and even bigger shoulder pads, you’re probably still mourning the passing of 80s fashion. Never fear. It will probably come into style again just like bygone trends seem to do. For some reason, fashion, unlike history, seems to repeat itself.

The fashions of the 1980s made quite an impression on the world. They made an impression in that almost everyone looks at old photographs of themselves from that treasured time and shudders. The taffeta prom dresses were unforgiving for everyone’s figure and the tight-roll pants leg trend didn’t do anyone any favors. Indeed, 80s fashion marked an era of delusion when it came to what is flattering and what isn’t.

We wish we could say that fashion emerged from the 80s stronger than ever. But if we’re going to be completely honest, we’d have to say that the fashion world is only just now recovering from the tragic time. Nevertheless, there are those that want to hang on to the 80s look no matter how bad it was.

The best thing about 80s fashion is that it is budget friendly. Almost anyone can create the ultimate 1980s outfit with household items. Gather some glitter, a few safety pins, some bleach, a t-shirt, and some AquaNet hair spray and you’ll be well on your way to an unrivaled 80s get-up. Everyone remembers the scene from Pretty in Pink when she emerges in her original creation made from two different dresses. If only today’s trends could be so accessible and affordable.

But without diving head first into the offenses of the signature 80s look, you can have all the simplicity of the 80s wardrobe. All you need is a few ideas and access to a great ct-shirt idea.  T-shirts were a big part of the 80s fashion. People celebrated their causes, music groups, and teenage angst with the help of t-shirt expression. There’s no reason why this trend has to die with the decade. You can put whatever you want on a basic t-shirt for a hip twist on the 80s look and an expression of your own personality.

Once the shirt is printed and complete, you can modify it anyway you want if you really want to go to the next level of 80s punk. If you’re one of those rebels with a cause to bring back the essence of the 80s, grab the puff paint, glue gun, and a few safety pins and give your new custom printed t-shirt the ultimate 80s look. With a few custom printed t-shirts in your closet, you can make your come back as the ultimate 80s teen queen.