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The terrorists have won: 80s fashion is back



It's official. Eighties fashion has returned. Just when you dumped the last of your skinny ties, velour shirts, parachute pants and Jordache jeans, the apocalypse is upon us.


As much as we LOVE the 80s, we're too happy with our faded shirts, loose jeans and comfy footwear to readjust to clothing from 20 years ago. But according to the fashion gurus, we have no choice.

Retailers are stocking skinny jeans and leg warmers. A fashion show at Indiana University featured 80s designs. Sephora cosmetics stores are stocking lip glosses named after famous 80s couples (Do you prefer Ferris and Sloane or Baby and Johnny? We're not making this up!) Bright eyeshades are back in vogue. Black-and-white-striped shirts are on racks. Can "Frankie Say" t-shirts be far behind?

"The clean and wholesome side of the '80s we've already explored," Gregg Andrews, fashion director at Nordstroms, told the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune. "Now we're going to the more rock-inspired, more decadent -- that whole new-wave look."

Guess you better go find those skinny ties and Vans.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:17pm]


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