When you think about clothes worn in the 1980s, what is the most popular style that comes to mind? Madonna. The pop icon was discovered and elevated to her most popular days in the ’80s. Her style was the most copied and sought after look. After all, Madonna was omnipresent in ’80s culture, appearing on TV in many music videos, on the big screen in movies, on cassettes in every home and car, and in concert.
Madonna had many looks during the 1980s. Her ability to perpetually re-style herself has certainly contributed to the longevity of her career. One was her most iconic looks from the ’80s was the wavy hair with highlights. Girls went to the salons in droves to get the “poodle” looking perms so their hair was wavy too. They pulled it up in bows like she did to copy her look in the Borderline video and movie, Desperately Seeking Susan. A black tank top, skirt, dirty bleached blonde hair and an attitude.
Everyday Madonna clothing of the 1980s included a skirt worn over tight, short pants. Sometimes they were patterned, other times they were lacy. No matter, the girls in school copied them. Here, below is a gallery of 30 candid photographs of Madonna in the 1980s.