The Best Fashions from the 1980s 

Samantha Dillinger
Updated June 19, 2019 7.1k votes 616 voters 15k views 20 items

List Rules Best fashions and trends from the decade of the 1980s

This list contains only the hottest, most popular trends from the 1980s. These are the 1980s fashions everyone was wearing, from Madonna, to Marty McFly, to your next door neighbor, and many have come back in style. Whether you rocked the originals in the 1980s or enjoy rocking 80s fashion today, you’ll find all of your favorite looks on this list of the best fashions from the 1980s.

Some of the greatest 1980s fashions were all about brands: Sperry, Jordache, Vans, and more. Many movies inspired many of these classic 80s fashions but not all great movie-inspired fashions were specific brands. Marty McFly, portrayed by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future, helped kick off the trend of wearing a down or puffy vest - of any brand.

While many awesome 1980s fashions were inspired by movies, perhaps twice as many came from the musicians of the decade. Rappers and hip-hop artists made untied sneakers a must-have, and Madonna kept the mini skirt at the top of hottest trends lists. The greatest 1980s fashions were intimately linked with music, as are many of the hottest fashions today.

No matter where the inspiration for these amazing 1980s fashions came from, they're all classics. From the Members Only jacket to Ray-Ban sunglasses, cast your votes below for the best 80s fashion trends.

Mini Skirt
Mini Skirt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fashions from the 1980s
Photo:  Fast Times at Ridgemont High/Universal Pictures
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Ray-Ban is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fashions from the 1980s
Photo:  Top Gun/Paramount Pictures
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Huge Earrings
Huge Earrings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fashions from the 1980s
Photo:  Janet Jackson Official Videos/YouTube
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