80s Earrings: When Fashion Doubled as Fishing Lures!

What is one of the major accessories that accentuates your wardrobe? Earrings! For the 80s gal, your outfit was not complete until you had the BIGGEST and BOLDEST pair on your ears. One of my FAVE 80s sites,Like Totally 80s, said it best about this fashion statement:

You know how cute Christmas ornaments look on a tree? During the 80s we thought the same would apply to our ears. Huge earrings from various costume jewelry collections were all the rage and if your earrings didn’t touch your shoulder, they weren’t big enough.

With that sentiment in mind, here is a peek into some of these awesome accessories:

Are you shocked that Madonna was one of the inspirations behind the HUGE earrings? NOT!
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LARGE loops were all the rage as well.
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Neon Colors were an ample part of the 80s wardrobe.
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Guys wore earrings as well. Remember this guy?
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How about this REBEL Rocker?
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Remember when Claire gave Bender the earring at the end of The Breakfast Club? Not only did it symbolize a change in their relationship, up until this point, girls did not really give guys jewelry, that was mainly a gesture by boys.
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Here are a pair of feather earrings.
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Black and white jewelry was a prominent style as well.
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Remember this lady? You should! She was a major fashion expert for the 80s. What show is she from?
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Enamel earrings were very popular as well.
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Wooden jewelry was trendy too!
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Clip on earrings were worn, but not by me!!
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Earrings! Earrings! They are everywhere!
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If you were an 80s gal, you wore some of these earring styles. They were so much fun! I have several pairs that I kept for nostalgia’s sake. My kids have taken off with some of them, so those may be destroyed… Do you still have your earrings? What were your favorite pair? If you are having an 80s themed party, don’t forget to put on the earrings! Wear them LOUD and PROUD!

Like Totally Yours,

Sophie Grumble

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