6 Ways To Wear SS18's 80s Glam Trend Via The Celebs Working Full On 'Dynasty' Vibes

Big shoulders, big bling, big...everything

80s ss18 trend

It's official - the 80s are back. But this time the decade that brought us leg warmers, microwave meals and mullets hasn't just had a resurgence, it's been sartorially approved on the runways as well.

Yup, from Saint Laurent and Gucci, to Tom Ford's ode to the shoulder pad and Off-White's entire show dedicated to Princess Diana, the 80s sashayed their way through SS18 shows everywhere.

The vibe? Glamour, glamour and, oh alright then, a whole load more glamour. Think Joan Collins decked out in diamonds circa 'Dynasty' and you've got SS18's most ostentatious trend.

And the A-list are feeling the throwback vibes as well. From Cate Blanchett's OTT seqiunned Gucci dress, to Kate Bosworth's Balmain tutu poised and ready to go to prom, this is how to work 80s 'Dynasty', the SS18 way.

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1. Big Bling

As seen on... The red carpet's fashion power players - we're talking Cate Blanchett in gold Gucci, Blake Lively in feather-finished Atelier Versace and Kate Bosworth working top-to-toe sequinned Alexandre Vauthier, prom-style corsage included.

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Gucci/Halpern/Tom Ford

How to keep it SS18, not 80s... it's still all about the 'go big or go home' mentality but stick to one theme. Turn your sequins up to 11, but leave the pearls and shoulder pads at home, think colour block dressing but for bling.

Try...Zara Sequin Pleated Dress, £29.99

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2. One Shoulder

As seen on... Every A-lister ever. Why? Because the 80s had it right with this super flattering, decolletage-revealing sleeve style. Go sculptural Katy Perry style, metallic and sea creature-esque like Solange or add a structured twist to your go-to white shirt by lopping one of the shoulders off.

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Alexander Wang/Paco Rabanne/Saint Laurent

How to keep it SS18, not 80s... Go for max structure and minimal colour. Single hue dresses in black or red, or colour blocked separates let an asymmetric flouncy puff sleeve do the talking. Oh, and leave the quiffed chignon to Joan Collins.

Try... ASOS Ruffle One Shoulder Top, £32

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3. Power Suits

As seen on... Everyone from Rihanna and Margot Robbie, to Hayley Baldwin and Bella Hadid have embraced the 80s power suit as the off duty outfit du jour.

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Tom Ford/Off-White/Tom Ford

How to keep it SS18, not 80s... Defined by their oversized silhouette and a shoulder pad so strong it could support a doorway, the power suit has teleported straight from the 80s and landed in the wardrobe of 2017's fashion feminist. Elevate it to cocktail reception-worthy levels by wearing over a slip dress in the same colour a la Tom Ford and heels as high as your next pay rise.

Try... Zara Double Breasted Jacket, £49.99 and Casual Suit Trousers, £25.99

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4. Shoulder Pads

As seen on... Anyone who's sartorial spirit animal tempts them towards a structured shoulder that says 'I've dedicated an entire Pinterest board to Joan Collins' aka Dakota Johnson, Cate Blanchett and Arizona Muse.

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Gucci/Tom Ford/Saint Laurent

How to keep it SS18, not 80s... Gucci might be able to get away with MC Hammer-esque pointed shoulders, but day-to-day it's not exactly office friendly. Give a chic nod to the trend (rather than a big old Dad wave) with a more subtle rounded shoulder that just so happens to balance your proportions perfectly.

Try... Zara Bodysuit, £29.99

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5. Prom Style Tulle Skirts

As seen on... The surprise 'one size fits all' 80s trend of them all, whether blue and miniature on Zendaya, layered and drop waist on Kate Bosworth, or a 2017 Carrie revival on Sarah Jessica Parker, prom-style tulle skirts seem to suit everyone. Who knew?

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