Found Photos of Women in the 1980’s
1980’s fashion was a blend of west coast glamour and impossibly big hair. It was the decade of excess and to many who lived in it, of terrible taste in clothing. Epitomized by the power dressing styles depicted in the hit TV series Dallas.
However 1980’s style owes a lot to the sub-cultures of Post-Punk Fashion and New Romantic styles, which now leave a more nostalgic memory for many of the ordinary women who grew up in that strange decade.
Remembering 1980’s Culture
It was the age of the Music Video, MTV, The Cold War. Two names – Apple Inc and Microsoft – were slowly but surely changing the world of technology. The World Wide Web was still only in the imaginations of scientists like Tim Berners-Lee.
1980’s Fashion Fads
Clothing fads included the boiler suit, leg warmers, high-waist jeans, leather miniskirts, leather and denim jackets and branded t-shirts. Makeup looks introduced futuristic multi layered eye shadows, and hairspray was the top accessory in a woman’s handbag. These wonderful found photographs being sold on Ebay and Etsy represent just a few of these looks.
This is the last of our time capsules. Found photos of women in the 1980’s – captured in the dying days of Kodachrome and Polaroid and on the eve of the digital age. Enjoy !
Found Photographs of 1980’s Women and their Style
The 1980s’s as far as style goes may not be everyone’s favorite. But with the passing of time, I’m inclined to be nostalgic. It was quite a mixture in a post punk sort of way. Over the top glam mixed with a new androgynous look that has since evolved.