80’s style guide

The 80’s were great for a lot of reasons like Michael Jackson and of course the year I was born. So the invite to the Awesome 80’s Prom was a definite yes! Except, I had no clue where to begin with this throwback. So I started by asking those who actually went to prom in the 80’s and watching YT tutorials. Here is what I came up with:

BIG, oversized Hair:

big hair, don't care








  • LOTS of Aquanet hairspray
  • All pinned to one side, side pony tail, or a huge perm
  • And poofy bangs (if you have them)


  • Heavy Pink Blush
  • Bright Lipstick
  • Bright eye shadow with multiple colors


80s outfit








  • The poofier the better – think poofy sleeves and a tulleΒ skirt
  • Your dress should be in a fight with your over-sized hair – the bigger, the better
  • Stone washed pants
  • Parachute pants
  • Leather pants (currently in style)
  • Overalls
  • Neon tights
  • Denim Jacket
  • Shirt tied to one side
  • Madonna Fashion
  • Really… anything neon


  • Puma
  • Adidas
  • Pony or L.A. gear sneakers
  • Neon heels
  • Scrunched socks


80's accessories








  • Fishnet gloves and/or stockings
  • Madonna pearl necklace
  • Lace bow for hair
  • Terry headband
  • Leg warmers
  • Press on Nails or neon nail polish
  • Slap bracelet
  • Scrunchies
  • Don’t forget the boutonniere


There are so many creative ideas out there. If you are still having trouble or want something a bit more unique, then look at 80’s bands, tv shows/movies, and other events that were big during that time. Just for fun… here is a SATC throwback:







Try finding outfit ideas through thrift stores first, then grab accessories at a party store (that’s where I found the gloves). Cheers!

Awesome 80’s Prom <<2014>>




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