Flashback Friday: 80's Style

Flashback Friday: 80's Style
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 03, 2009

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We love the over-the-knee boots trend because it reminds us of Janet Jackson’s iconic look back in the day.

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The original trendsetters, Salt-N-Pepa rocked the shaved head look way before Rihanna and Kelis brought it back this year.

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This season’s 80’s obsession takes a page from TV shows like ‘Dallas’ and ‘Dynasty’. Supermodel Iman wore the shoulder pad trend back in the day, with great results.

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Whitney flaunted her body-con (short for body conscious) bod for the video “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” The oh-so-clingy body-con dress made a huge splash on runways and celebs this season.

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This season sequins goes high and low-end – from Forever 21 to Gucci. Here Naomi Campbell shimmers up for a totally modern look.

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Tina Turner’s cheeky motorcycle jacket look is back and tougher than leather.

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No one made sweats look sexier than Flashdance star Jennifer Beals. This season designers like Alexander Wang and Donna Karan are turning the gym staple into everyday wear.

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Diana Ross keeps it glam with a one-piece jumper. They’re fun and flirty and easy to slip on. Just ask Rihanna and Beyonce.


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