When it comes to party dressing, you can't really beat the shoulder-padded, taffeta-clad appeal of the '80s. While there'll always be a place in our heart for the jumpsuits of the '70s and slip dresses of the '90s, they'll never quite capture the same razzmatazz and gilded glamour as the decade that gave us Pretty in Pink and Heathers.
Well, '80s fashion-lovers, it's your lucky day, because this season's party drops are awash with wardrobe gems inspired by the decade. We're not talking gentle nods to certain motifs or fabrics, these are full-on homages to iconic throwback trends, such as super-sized bows, power shoulders, serious costume jewellery and look-at-me sequins. A veritable treasure trove for fashion magpies.
Of course, maximalists can happily go to town on this trend (this look was made for you), but if you're more of the low-key persuasion, you can still incorporate a little '80s glamour into your party look this season. Try & Other Stories' puff sleeve blouse with a pair of black tailored trousers and pointed kitten heels, or why not add a pair of oversized gold earrings to your favourite minimalist party dress? Whatever you're style, you'll find something to get you on the dance floor this festive season. Scroll down for plenty of '80s-inspired party action.
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& Other Stories Square Neck Jacquard Top (£65)
Kenneth Jay Lane Faux Pearl-Embellished Clip-On Earrings (£100)
ROTATE Birger Christensen Gathered Matte-Satin Mini Dress (£240)
Yves Saint Laurent Vicky Small Velvet Cross-Body Bag (£1380)
Topshop Indigo Jamie Jeans (£40)
Aquazzura Sundance 140 Gold Leather Platform Sandals (£620)
Marques' Almeida Turquoise Feather-Embellished Silk-Satin Top (£515)
Gucci Gold-Tone Earrings (£530)
Zara Sequinned Dress With Belt (£60)
Shrimps Women's Antonia Beaded Headband - Cream (£150)
Zara Blazer with Contrasting Shoulders (£100)
Zara Coloured Diamante Earrings (£13)
Topshop Silver Plain Pussybow Blouse (£35)
Topshop GATSBY Boxy Diamante Bag (£20)
& Other Stories Structured Oversized Blazer (£120)
Thomas Sabo Hoop Earrings for Beads Small (£79)
Magda Butrym Tefe Feather-Embellished Ruched Velvet Mini Dress (£1020)
Isabel Marant Women's Durfee Metallic Low Heel Ankle Boots - Silver (£470)
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