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 We are throwing an 80s themed party and have no idea what to wear! Any suggestions for a group of 21 year old girls and guys?


  Watch reruns of Dynasty and raid your parent's closet! Look for football sized shoulder pads on coats, and suits with peplums and nipped waists...anything gold...oversized sweaters...wide belts...logos...leather...furs...leggings. And that was just one of the "Me Decade" looks...there were the Coca-Cola shirts and "Like A Virgin" Madonna-inspired fashions including lace gloves, rubber bracelets and layered socks over brightly colored tights. Skinny ribbed tank tops were worn under colorful, oversized sweaters and everyone wore fabric D-ring belts. Guys wore fitted, embellished jackets with lots of zippers (break-dancing look) or copied the Miami Vice look of t-shirts under pastel blazers and no socks with loafers...or they wore the Loverboy-style tight striped shirts with barely-there sleeves.

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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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