80s Fashion Trends That Are Safe To Wear Now

80s Fashion Trends

The 80s fashion trends making a spring/summer comeback

The launch of our latest TV advert has us feeling inspired by the 1980s, but don’t worry – it’s not as scary as it seems! As our gorgeous model struts around to one of Bananarama’s biggest hits, we take a look at the fabulous 80s fashion trends enjoying a revival for spring/summer 2017 and look at how you can wear them with confidence.

The past few years have seen a significant revival of 80s fashion both on the runway and high street. Designers like Balmain, Isabel Marant and Moschino have all given a less than subtle nod to the era of excess in their recent catwalk shows, with shoulder pads and loud prints.

So take inspiration from our favourite 80s girl group, Bananarama, and do it your way with a modern take on these iconic looks from the 80s…

Animal Print 80s Fashion TrendAnimal Print Fashion

Name an animal and there is a high chance its print was developed into a highly-coveted 80s fashion garment. Think leopard print jackets, zebra striped trousers and snake skin accessories, the bolder the better was the main message of this popular 80s fashion trend.

Since then, animal print has been in and out of fashion, but it’s never been fully extinct. Wear it head-to-toe in the form of a statement dress or keep it simple with an animal print hero piece. And don’t forget to keep accessories understated for a sleek, modern twist on this revived trend.

Animal Print 80s Fashion Trends
Animal Print Hanky Hem Dress // Raffia Clutch Bag // Silver Sliders // Pendant necklace // Animal Print Top // Tie Waist Jogger Trousers

Cold SHoulder 80s Fashion TrendCold Shoulder Tops & Dresses

Shoulder-baring fashion was a huge hit in the 80s and this look is enjoying another moment in the style spotlight. From figure-hugging bardot dresses to chic off-shoulder tops, daring to bare was all the rage in the 80s.

Today we see similar styles revived with a modern twist for 2017. From printed cut-out camis and peek-a-boo detail tops, our cold shoulder tops and dresses collection is filled with fashion fit for the season ahead.

Dress it up or down – this must-have 80s-inspired trend works whatever the occasion.

Cold Shoulder 80s Fashion Trends
Cross Strap Sliders // Geo Print Peasant Top // Cross Body Bag // Plain Cold Shoulder Top // Cropped Boyfriend Jeans // Black Peasant Top 

Shorts 80s Fashion TrendSummer Shorts

Hardly revolutionary, but this 80s fashion trend is making a comeback for 2017 and we can’t get enough.

From printed culottes to everyday denim, mid-length shorts are the new season staple piece your summer wardrobe needs. Falling just above the knee, they’re so easy to wear and flatter most body shapes.

Our must-have chevron print shorts are so comfortable and on-trend, perfect for packing in your suitcase for a summer vacation. Pair them with a plain cami top and accessorise with gold jewellery for a casual-chic holiday look.

Shorts 80s fashion trends
Draped Linen Jacket // Chevron Print Shorts // Textured Earrings // Denim Shorts // Beaded Wedge Sandal // Embroidered Tassel Top

How about that for a fashion flashback? Inject some 80s style into your summer wardrobe today with the help of our new season women’s collections!

And don’t forget to share your style with us. Upload a photo wearing M&Co on social media using #MyMandCo for the chance to WIN £100 and be featured in our online style gallery.

Laura Thomson

Laura Thomson

As our Social Media and Editorial Coordinator, Laura keeps our fans up to date and in the loop with all things M&Co. A few things that keep Laura smiling: prosecco, Beyoncé, sausage dogs, shopping and North West's impeccable style.

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