For girls who wanted to wear the latest rock-chic styles in the 1980s, there were many models to imitate. Rocker trendsetters such as Pat Benatar, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper have led the style in a decade that saw some wild fashion trends. Rock style for girls in the '80s was part princess and part cyclist. MTV videos brought the latest styles to girls' homes and trends swept the nation.
Leather and lace
The '80s girls loved the feminine details with the hard fabrics to create a rock look that was clearly feminine. The girls wore black leather short jackets in straps, even dressed to knee up or up. This look was worn by Cyndi Lauper, who made Tutus practically blistering, multi-layer skirts. To compensate for a leather or denim jacket, the girls wore a shirt, lace shirts, lace gloves and bars. Every mix of male and female worked well with this tendency.
Torn, torn, torn
Imagine what a girl's parents thought when she brought home a brand new t-shirt or sweatshirt and cut her neck to hang from a shoulder. This trend started with the movie "Flashdance" as well as Pat Benatar's video for "Love Is A Battlefield", in which she wore a tattered and torn outfit. Soon, designers across America adopted this home-made style and torn clothes were everywhere. Shirts and shirts hung low on one shoulder, including a tank top. The torn style moved next to the pants, and the hottest rock girls and boys were soon wearing jeans that were torn everywhere.
Colors, patterns and logos
When the 1980s persisted, light clothing became all the rage. And though black is the constant of a rock girl, she too came into daily life. Green, orange and pink neon were often used in dresses and oversized shirts. And no rock girl had forgotten her hair when it came to color. Temporary dye sprays produced bright colors that could often change patterns such as paisley and color splashes were worn on skirts, shirts and jackets. Rock girls also wore big logos or slogans on shirts and other things, like the "Frankie Says Relax" T-shirt that became popular with the band Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
Accessories – Too much is never enough
When it came to accessories in the '80s, rock girl style demanded as much as possible. Madonna's style in the mid 80's is an example of this and has had a great impact on girls. Bathrobe clips and headband were worn on the hair. Long necklaces, often many, were carried with huge crosses or emblems. Jewelry Jewelry was important for this look, including large earrings and many, many bracelet bracelets. Other rock girl accessories include plastic, colored sunglasses, fingerless gloves, light tights and leg warmers.