The 1980s was the decade of women’s fashion, with hot dresses and sexy hats, and women’s heaters.
Some of these trends came back to haunt women, and fashion designers are keen to embrace them as part of their collections.
The women’s hot-weather clothing trend had been around for decades, but its revival has had a huge impact on the fashion industry.
“It was like a tidal wave,” says Sarah Jones, fashion editor at the Independent.
“Hotness is so central to a fashion aesthetic and so much of what we wear is designed around it.”
So when the fashion and fashion-worlds blog, Stylebook, asked the designers of women-focused items to share their favourite pieces from the 1980s, it was a hit.
Many were inspired by the way the hot clothes looked, with styles ranging from a chiffon skirt to an oversized hat, with many women wearing them in their home and on the streets.
“A lot of people started asking us, ‘What’s your favourite thing from the 80s?’,” Jones says.
“We didn’t want to get into too much detail, but I think the thing that struck us was the combination of a lot of women being really open to having fun with their body and wearing clothes that were a little bit more sensual.”
Jones started her blog in 2011 and it has since grown to a number of pages with designers and fashion houses sharing their favourites pieces.
She also regularly shares her favourite pieces on the website and on social media, such as Instagram.
One particular piece she shared was a black and white skirt that she created from an early prototype, and she’s been wearing it in her home since 2015.
She says the skirt was inspired by a photo of a black-and-white woman wearing a skirt.
“The one that I’m wearing today is a prototype that I created in 2010,” she says.