’80s fashion was a whole mood.
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From the biiiig hair to clothes we’d now consider retro, this decade made a serious style statement on the silver screen.
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With fan favorite films like Pretty in Pink to Heathers, here are the most iconic ’80s movie outfits of all time. Take a look:
1.To start, these chilling twins from The Shining that gave us nightmares for days.
2.Because the girl gang in Heathers was the original version of the Plastics.
3.Daniel LaRusso’s classic “wax on, wax off” bandana in The Karate Kid.
4.John Bender’s trench coat and scarf in the inspiring ending of The Breakfast Club.
5.In the words of Dirty Dancing‘s Patrick Swayze: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” with this dreamy dress.
6.If you didn’t already have a leather jacket in your wardrobe, The Terminator probably made you want to get one.
7.Who can forget Princess Leia’s all-white suit in Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back?
8.Coming to America was on point when it came to the royal outfits.
9.The red hoodie that would go down in cinematic history thanks to E.T.
10.Having a “whodunnit” party was a must after seeing the costumes in Clue.
11.Say his name three times, and Beetlejuice might just tell you where he got this magnificent black-and-white striped suit.
12.And how could I possibly forget Lydia’s fabulous red wedding dress?
13.Jeff Spicoli’s vibrant button-up we all wanted in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
14.The sci-fi ‘fits straight out of the TRON universe.
15.That effortlessly cool Flashdance outfit made famous by Jennifer Beals.
16.Jennifer Connelly’s gorgeous gown in Labyrinth.
17.This iconic Footloose dance number with formal ensembles that’ll bring you back to your prom days.
18.“Who you gonna call” for ’80s fashion tips? The guys in Ghostbusters, of course.
19.Marty McFly was the definition of ’80s fashion with his Back to the Future attire.
20.Vests, graphic tees, and that hair? Bill and Ted understood the assignment when it came to ’80s style.
21.Ferris Bueller had to jump on that vest trend, too.
22.Solids, patterns, and no shortage of bold color? That’s the kids in The Goonies for you.
23.Two words: Indiana Jones. He was ruggedly handsome and always ready for adventure in this look.
24.You couldn’t live life under the sea without Ariel’s signature seashell top.
25.Pretty in Pink‘s Duckie was an absolute style icon and could make any outfit work.
26.Being a vampire was pretty cool if you were part of The Lost Boys crew.
27.I’m still quoting The Princess Bride and loving these characters’ style choices.
28.Risky Business easily has one of the best ’80s movie outfits. Period.
29.Getting a boombox serenade by John Cusack in this Say Anything outfit would have anyone head over heels.
30.This homemade polka dot number worn by Molly Ringwald in the rom-com classic Pretty in Pink.
31.Pink must have been Molly’s color because she was seen in it again with her bridesmaids dress in Sixteen Candles.
32.The fiery red dress from Who Framed Roger Rabbit that couldn’t be more of a perfect cosplay choice.
33.Because we all knew at least one person who dressed up as Top Gun‘s Maverick for Halloween one year.
34.John Candy’s matching fedora and coat in this memorable Uncle Buck scene.
35.Still swooning over all of the dresses worn by Elvira in Scarface.
36.Finally, it’s impossible to forget the time Weird Science made wearing bras on your head fashion.
Which ’80s movie outfit would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments!