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Are you a fan of 80s fashion and in need of some party outfit inspiration?

You’ve come to the right place!

Below, we’ve made a list of our favourite 80s celebs who rocked some of the most iconic ensembles of the decade.

From Madonna’s white lace bustier to Tina Turner’s jean jacket and leather mini skirt, we count down the five 80s party outfit ideas inspired by your favourite celebrities from the era.


#5 Olivia Newton-John’s Black Spandex Leotard in Grease

For the ultimate 80s party outfit, look no further than Sandy’s iconic black spandex leotard in the hit movie Grease. This stunning ensemble inspired a generation of party outfits. And really, what’s not to love?

First, black is a universally flattering hue.

Second, the off the shoulder neckline is majorly on-trend.

And third, who doesn’t love a red peep toe heel? To achieve this look, you’ll need nylon spandex leggings, a black, off the shoulder, short-sleeved top, a black waist-cinching belt, red hot heels, and a black leather jacket.

To finish it off, curl your hair, add a pair of gold hoop earrings, and apply some candy apple red lipstick.

Read: 5 Iconic Olivia Newton John Looks You Can’t do Without…

#4 Madonna’s Lace Gloves and Bustier

When you think of 80s fashion, the first person who likely comes to mind is Madonna. There’s no denying that Madonna has been a fashion icon throughout her entire career, but it was her 80s ensembles that we’re particularly fond of.

Specifically, we adored her incorporation of lace into every outfit. Not only was it sexy and feminine, but it was often paired with fluffy tulle skirts and excessive amounts of jewellery, which spoke to her eclectic taste.

Get the 80s Madonna look with a lace bustier, elbow-length lace gloves, a tulle skirt (mini or midi will do – she was known to wear both), layers upon layers of long pearl necklaces, gold chunky earrings, and sleek pumps.

#3 Tina Turner’s Jean Jacket and Leather Mini Skirt

Tina Turner’s jean jacket and leather skirt combo from the infamous What’s Love Got To Do With It music video is the perfect example of a casual party outfit from the 1980s.

This grunge-meets-sexy look is not only easy to achieve, but will look great on almost anyone.

All you need to channel your inner Tina is a blue jean jacket, a black leather mini skirt and a pair of black high heels job done. a black tank top or tube top (extra points if you can find a matching black leather bustier), a pair of fishnet stockings, and a simple pair of black heels.

Another look is with a black tank top or tube top (extra points if you can find a matching black leather bustier), a pair of fishnet stockings, and a simple pair of black boots.

#2 Molly Ringwald’s Maxi Skirt and Knee High Boots in The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is one of the most famous movies from the 80s. But it’s known for more than its clever quotes, it’s known for its fashion.

Molly Ringwald’s character in particular rocked a preppy and feminine outfit that serves as great party inspiration.

To pull off Claire Standish’s signature look, you’ll need a pair of knee-high brown leather boots, a brown maxi skirt (preferably leather, but suede will also do), a light pink v-neck blouse or t-shirt, and a brown leather crossbody bag.


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#1 Winona Ryder’s Off-the-Shoulder Top and Little Black Dress in Heathers

There’s nothing as timeless as a little black dress and Winona Ryder’s Heathers character Veronica proves just that. Despite the film being released in 1988, Veronica Sawyer’s black and grey party outfit continues to be on-trend.

Channel your favourite Stranger Things actress by finding a grey off the shoulder sweater and wearing it under a black bodycon jumper.

Complete the look with a statement brooch in the centre of the sweater or a pendant necklace.

About The Author

May is totally crazy about the 80s and everything the decade inspired! Having grown up in a household that was totally taken over by 80s music and fashion its only natural that May lives and breathes the 80s!

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