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Your party dress just got an 80s makeover

By Maybelle Morgan, 8 June 2017

Who said disco was dead? If you’re into that early 80s thing but firmly believe leg warmers and scrunchies should stay in the past (here, here), let your party dress be the dance-floor-ready gateway. Here’s four ways to do it…

Rihanna wearing a shirt dress and perspex 80s belt | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Buckle up

Yep, she can do no wrong. Rihanna just made the humble shirt your new night-out holy grail with an oversized fit, peekaboo shoulders and subtle Perspex 80s accessories. Plastic fantastic wide-waist belts and heels = divine.
Arizona Muse at the CFDA Fashion Awards wearing a leopard-print dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Animal instinct

Take a leaf out of Arizona Muse’s party-friendly style book and amp up the sass factor with animal print (specifically, leopard). Keep it more Studio 54 and less 80s night at your local Ritzy's by opting for a wine-coloured print and a chic midi length. Match your lippie and keep accessories to a minimum. 

Selena Gomez wearing a navy shoulder-padded dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Shoulder it

Selena Gomez just put the power in power shoulders with this retro update on your classy cocktail hour getup. Update that shoulder pads thing in a structured wrap dress with winged sleeves. Finish with simple black heels to keep the statement up top.

Bella Hadid wearing a hot pink suit at the CFDA Fashion Awards | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Power ranger

Did anyone say Dynasty? It’s not the 80s without jewel tones aplenty and Bella Hadid makes a case for the hot-pink-means-business tux dress. Bonus points go to the extra-wide waist belt, candyfloss-pink fold-over clutch and Perspex heels.

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