My Mom Wore These 9 Trends in the '80s, and Now I Do Too – M & S
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My Mom Wore These 9 Trends in the '80s, and Now I Do Too

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My mom and her friend wearing Laura Ashley dresses to a wedding in 1984.

Not too long ago, Urban Outfitters came out with its collaboration with the iconic '80s brand, Laura Ashley. I'll be completely honest, it wasn't until I showed the pieces to my mom and aunt that I realized just how iconic the brand was—espeically to my mom and her stylish group of friends. Immediately my mom showed me the photo above of her and one of her best friends wearing Laura Ashley dresses to a wedding in 1984. How did I respond? By looking up Laura Ashley dresses on Etsy and ordering one for myself, of course. 

The F/W 18 runways proved the '80s are back, and if the return of the decade is anything like the '90s have been this past year, the resurgence of trends from this time are only just starting to gain steam. While the runways are definitely a place I get forward-thinking inspiration from, I decided when it came to the '80s fashion trend, I was going to go back to the queen of fashion during her time—my mother. She and my aunt were called "the Vogue sisters" back in high school, so I guess I have to give them a little credit. 

My mom and aunt rocking matching perms and wild jumpsuits. 

I asked my mom to list off all the trends from the '80s that she thought I might still be into today. Some of the styles that made her list quickly got cut from mine including sweatbands, colored plastic beads, and a few others I'd rather not mention. But as for the rest of her selects, I'd say they are pretty spot-on. Ahead, shop out nine of the '80s fashion trends my mom wore back in the day—the ones that are still somehow cool in 2018. 

Available in sizes 34 to 40.
Available in sizes 34 to 46.
Available in sizes S to L.
Here are my mom and my aunt together rocking jumpsuits and oversized belts.
Available in sizes S to M.
Available in sizes XS to XL.
Available in sizes 12 to 24.
Okay, so this isn't a prairie dress but it's a photo that needs to be seen.
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
Available in sizes 0 to 10.
Available in sizes 8 to 12.
Available in sizes XS to L.
Available in sizes 24 to 31.
Available in sizes 24 to 34.
This is my mom and dad rocking the acid wash denim trend. Not quite sure I'm ready for this one to come back.
Available in sizes XXS to M.
Available in sizes 36 to 40.
Available in sizes 12 to 22.

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