Today and tomorrow, the final days of 80s Fashion Month, I am going to reveal my top 5 best dressed males and females of the decade. Don’t forget to enter the competition to win $50 worth of Zazzle products – you have until September 5 to comment on a post to go into the draw.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
5. Andrew McCarthy
He might seem like a strange choice to make the top 5 – after all, didn’t he get around in sweaters and blazers for most of the decade? Well, yes, but that is why he made the list! Not only was this style massive in the 80s, it also suited him perfectly. You’ve got to love a guy who knows what he looks good in.
4. David Bowie
He was one of the best dressed of the century, as far as I’m concerned! But in the 80s he made Labyrinth – enough said.
3. Billy Idol
There’s a couple of bad boys on the list, of course. One of the best was rocker Billy Idol, whose leather, piercings and spiky hair made a generation of girls swoon.
2. Johnny Depp
Back in the 80s, before he was a massive film star, Johnny played Tom Hanson in 21 Jump Street. He became a teen idol, which he apparently hated, and part of this had to do with his sensitive-tough-guy persona and style.
1. Duckie (Jon Cryer)
Everyone’s favorite best friend had to come in at number one! Duckie from Pretty in Pink is fun, eccentric and knows and accepts who he is – unlike Molly Ringwald’s character! His style is definitely his own and that is what the 80s were all about.