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3 WAYS TO WEAR

3 WAYS TO WEAR THE 80S PUFFBALL SKIRT

By Lucy Glen, 2 November 2017

Right now, it's all about the 80s; on the TV (hello, Stranger Things) and in your wardrobe. With no signs of slowing down, your next obsession is the monochrome polka-dot puffball skirt. Ready to revolutionise your weekend with retro flair – here’s three ways to style it.

Styling by Ruby Leonard

Model wearing a polka dot top and skirt | ASOS Style Feed

Model wearing a polka dot top and skirt | ASOS Style Feed

Dinner date

So you’ve got a fancy PM occasion coming up? Let your style pin-up be Princess Diana with this dreamy spots-on-spots monochrome look. The polka overload works here because the top breaks up the print with contrasting giant Minnie Mouse-esque dots and a plunging neckline. Pointed slingbacks add a ladylike step and statement earrings and a bold grab-handle clutch nail that 80s glam.

Black singlet

Black singket

Weekend chill

Ultimate proof that the 80s can make the slick transition to your everyday wardrobe. This street-style cool get-up brings major monochrome credentials to your weekend strolls. A lace-up top adds laid-back texture and a pair of fresh sunnies will have you (and your mates) seeing green. The red cross-body bag breaks up the black and white silhouette with a practical twist and the metallic sneaks give a fun, moon-landing finish.

Pink top

Pink top

Pictures: Miles Drury

Going out-out

And it’s only right that you take the puffball skirt back to its motherland: the dance floor, obviously. For a modern update on the 80s night-out look, rework the retro with 2017's colour of the moment: pink. Bonus points for the sleek, sheer look. Add glittery heeled sandals to amp up the party vibes and shoulder-grazing earrings to give that stare-worthy flash of 80s bright. 

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