80s Fashion and Fancy Dress – How and Where to Get Your Retro 80s Fashion and Cheap!

The awesome thing about dressing up in 80s fashion outfits, is that there are so many choices you can virtually mix and match elements with. Where do you start? What main elements consist of an 80s fashion outfit? Here’s a few ways that I have discovered, and best of all, the outfits are fantastic, authentic, and cost next to nothing!

Popular trends include fluro – neon, stone wash, acid wash denim, lace, mesh, lycra, polyester and don’t forget taffeta and satin for the 80s prom dresses.

Once you have an idea of what 80s styles you are looking for, your next best step, is to work out who, where and when you can get your 80s gear from. These are where you should score best for finding clothes worn in the 80s.

Family and friends: Parents, friends of the family, uncles and aunts.
Vintage and second hand clothes shops in your local area. I have found they have the best range, and are the cheapest for your authentic 80s clothing. Best buys include high waisted denim, stone wash denim, and fantastic/awful dresses. You’ll love it!
$2 import stores for fantastic items such as scrunchies, beaded necklaces, party gear and misc 80s jewellery.
80s costume specialist online stores: The costume store links provided in the pages from 80s fashion Fancy Dress are brilliant. They have taken great care to find these wonderful stores, who provide that extra perfect something for your 80s costume or outfit. There are all sorts of 80s stuff, and quite cheap, too.
Costume jewellery stores. For the most of it, your accessories will be what brings your 80s costume to life. Leg warmers, lace ribbons, fingerless gloves, necklaces and dangley earrings. There’s a chance these may be hard to find. Do not worry though, like I said earlier, you will be able to buy plenty of 80s accessories online. Remember, finding 80s outfits and 80s costumes, is quite a bit like treasure hunting. Have fun with it! Don’t forget you can mix and match 80s outfits.
As we move into the tweenie teenies, there is evidence in music clips, magazines and movies, that it’s cool to have a fun and zany taste in fashion. Some commentators have put this down to the gloom of the financial crisis, and they may be right. Also, most of you would have heard about 80s themed parties by now. They are very popular, probably due to the really cool music, and fancy dress fun you can have. Are you hosting or attending an 80s fancy dress party?

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