Fashion: The 80s are back

By Michiko Hylands

The 80s are back!
The 80s are back!

Pay homage to an era all about decadence. The 80s are back but revisited in a cool, modern way.

Channel your best 80s diva in a shiny power suit. Think Dynasty and demand attention. Choose asymmetric dresses in shocking pink, gold lame and sequins.

World Misfit dress sequin $689
Create an edgier rock chic feel by leaving your hair down for a tousled, bed-head look. Rim eyes with black kohl and softly smudge for a sexy, femme fatale look.

Amore Ruffle dress $249
Gia heels $299
Both from Ruby
Rework the ra-ra skirt and make it contemporary. If you have a rectangular figure, ruffles and flounces help to create curves.

Wave jacket $829
Jordan pants $389
Both from Harman Grubisa
Cut a fine figure in the new power suit. Go all out in the accessories front here. The bigger and bolder the better.

Miss Crabb Melancholia dress in magenta $420
A one-shouldered dress epitomises true 80s chic. Fuchsia is a colour that suits all complexions.

No Touching embellished flared dress $390
Eyes Closed cage-style bra $150
Both from Sass & Bide
Hit the dance floor in a gold dress that would rival any mirror ball. If you have legs 11, this dress is the perfect choice.

Marcellus jacket $659
Frida dress $999
Lurex socks $49
All from Kate Sylvester
Having a fabulous faux fur to throw on at the last minute always adds a glamourous touch. Team with sky-high stilettos heels and bold, glossy lips.

Amazing Tales dress $795
Stud Diva footwear in gold $395
Airlover eyewear $298
All from Andrea Moore
Wear your sunglasses at night and be always camera ready. A double studded belt, cinches in the waist and emphasizes a true 80s vibe.


1 Benefit Badgal Waterproof eyeliner $38
2 Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Electric Pink $49
3 M.A.C Cream Colour bronze in mid-tone sepia $44
4 Osmosis Midnight Jade eye trio $73
5 M.A.C Golden Olive Pigment $48
6 Givenchy Dahlia Divin Le Nectar de Parfum 75ml $177 from Farmers
7 Bless My Skin C-Essentials serum 30mls $129


1 Karen Walker Eyewear Star Sailor sunglasses $409
2 Silk & Steel Arrested Development bracelet in gold $99
3 Topshop Mimosa metallic boots $145
4 Georgia Perry Prince pin $29 from World
5 Forever New Ruby large pearl statement earrings $25
6 Topshop Faye bag $80


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