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70s and 80s | Fancy Dress Ideas

70s and 80s | Fancy Dress Ideas

Planning a themed social event is a great way to host a celebration and here are some great tips on pulling of the nation’s favourite decades

If you are planning a party for a birthday, an engagement, an anniversary, a farewell or any other important celebration, fancy dress costumes can be a great way to help your friends and family relax with a giggle or two.

Dressing up costumes are great because they are not only fun to wear, but costumed events can be extremely sociable too. Suitable for guests of all ages, costumed parties can bring everyone together.

If you want to pick a theme that is both exciting and simple to pull off, choosing a decade can be the perfect way to do this. Decades are suitable for all ages and all body shapes, with both males and females being able to join in with their very own interpretation of that particular era.

Two of the most popular dressing up themes are the 70s and the 80s, and we can offer some great pointers to help you hit the nail on the head when it comes to putting your outfit together.

Look the Part for the Psychedelic Seventies

When it comes to achieving the groovy seventies look, there are a few key fashion pointers to remember:

  • Flares and high-wasted trousers – this was apparent in both male and female fashion during this decade.

  • Floral / bold / colourful prints – a popular material to use for printed shirts was silk.

  • Bright colours – carried over from the swinging sixties, bright and bold colours were an absolute fashion favourite.

When it comes to hair and makeup, Farrah Fawcet is a great icon for women to follow. Big waves, lots of volume and a glossy lip colour

Pulling off the Eighties Style

  • Neon colours – the 80s rave and electro music scene made neon colours a popular leader in 80s fashion.

  • Punk rock – The eighties is also home to punk rock fashion.

  • The eighties tracksuit – tracksuits were everywhere during the eighties and they were often heavily decorated with patterns or bold colours.

Shop Online for Fancy Dress Outfits

Here at Altered Image, we offer a wide selection of fancy dress outfits for men, women and children. Browse through our fantastic collection of themes and get free delivery on all orders over £50. Take a look at our fancy dress costumes online now

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