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Outrageous 80s fashions are obviously back, but before you slip on your leggings, here are a couple tips I came up with on how to look fabulous and not ridiculous.

1. Mix prints with solids.

From motelrocks.com

From motelrocks.com

Too much print can be overwhelming.

From ebay.com

From ebay.com

2. With multiple pieces, mix tight with baggy.

From motelrocks.com

From motelrocks.com

Too many baggy pieces can make you look frumpy.

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From allthatsfab.com

And too many tight pieces can be inappropriate and tacky.

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From imdb.com

3. When wearing leggings, cover your butt.

This is a huge pet peeve of mine. Leggings are not pants!

From motelrocks.com

From motelrocks.com

Sorry to be blunt, but no one wants to see your butt crack, panty lines, or *ahem* camel toe.

From thestyleandbeautydoctor.com

From thestyleandbeautydoctor.com

4. Go modern.

Just because it’s an 80s piece doesn’t mean you have to go all retro. Mix it up with some modern stuff.  I paired this tight dress with some ripped jeans and a comfy sweater. What do you think?

how to wear 80s

Do you have any other tips for rocking the 80s look?

 

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3 Comments

  1. Oh GOD I completely agree on the leggings bit! Apparently a girl I know turned up at college one day wearing leggings, a crop top and a pair of cowboy boots and that was it!
    It’s awful enough when people wear leggings and short t-shirts, but a crop top is just terrible aha!

  2. ‘Leggings are not pants!’ If only the people in my neigbourhood realised… *shakes head* I would be mortified to go out in them without some kind of short dress or long top. It’s so unflattering!
    I do love that floral dress of yours, and it looks great how you’ve styled it. =]

    Florrie x
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  3. Great points! I have been so horrified to see middle aged ladies walking around in neon tights as their bottoms. It is so not attractive!!! Please put some pants on girls.

    Christina
    Fabulous Finds Gal
    .-= – Fabulous Finds Gal´s last post…Thrifty Chic~ Weekend Read Via Links A’ La Mode =-.

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