Teach your family and friends alike about the 20th-century heyday of pop culture.
Right from the explosion of the mini skirt to the ‘out there’ mod-inspired styles, the fabulous 1960s will always be one of the most impactful eras of fashion. Not only that, but the 60s are also the decade that consistently influences modern-day fashions and trends. They were arguably the most fashion-forward decade. Think Bewitched with less hairspray. Think The Brady Brunch with a more complementary color.
60s fashion was kaleidoscopic, colorful, tailored yet relaxed, and, essentially, a complete floaty free-for-all. The 60s are experiencing a tremendous revival, and dressing like this is even more fun this time around.
There was a lot more going on in the 1970s than just bell-bottoms and fitted shirts, although this was the ultimate classic look for the era. In 1970, Vogue announced, “There are no rules in the fashion game now!” The early part of the decade was still consumed with the Hippie look but, a few years later, a more casual, everyday style emerged. Women began entering the workforce; tailored blazers and midi skirts began sweeping the fashion houses. Men’s suits, however, took on a more European feel, with slimmer cuts, tighter waists, and a much straighter pant leg. Embrace your inner ‘70s star with flannel shirts, bright sweaters, light blue jeans, khaki chinos, leather jackets, and, of course, the obligatory oxford shoes.
The 1970s were known for their bold colors and even bolder patterns. Shirts got shorter, boots got taller, and anyone who was anyone sported a headscarf.
The 1980s were all about cheap fabrics, gawdy fashion accessories, and clothing completely covered in sequins and diamonds. Fake, naturally. An era of striking style, colors, and silhouettes to match, the 80s were definitely one of the most eclectic decades in fashion we’ve ever seen. Fabulous.
Throughout the 80s, t-shirts were worn with absolutely everything, from jeans to suits. Usually crew-neck, nearly all designs featured some kind of slogan, logo, or bold placement print. Check out 8ball.co.uk for a huge selection of t-shirts representing and celebrating the fabulously gaudy 1980’s, including slogans from all the best 1980’s movies and tv shows.
Saving, in our opinion, the best till last, why not consider revamping your family’s closet and becoming bang on trend at the same glorious time? The 1990s were all about relaxed, sporty, and downright cool as chuff fashions, with the low-key style comfortable and easy to wear.
The most iconic fashion pieces of the 1990s were, in no particular order:
Pleated skirts (we own some), cargo pants, bike shorts (available everywhere right now), oversized blazers (just like the shorts), and the incredibly useful and surprisingly practical claw clips.
Go on, treat yourself and take your whole family on a journey through the fashion world of the 20th century. If it doesn’t suit you, well, at least you had a laugh and tried something new style-wise.