1980s Ribbed Link Necklace Set
While watching the Soap Opera network recently (what? I was sick in bed!), I noticed something odd. At the start of a marathon of the 1980's soap drama Dynasty, I was prepared to laugh at the outdated clothing and accessories of the privileged female characters. But, once it started, I was surprised to realize... they didn't look outdated.
Instead of old-fashioned, the shoulder pads and jewelry (indeed made famous by 80s prime time soaps) looked strangely chic! They essence of the outfits (shoulder pads, boxy silhouettes, and bold link necklaces and earrings) can be seen on the runways today. This floored me.
The 1980s look just won't quit in the world of style, especially the heavy use of chunky accessories within an ensemble. Peering deeper behind the trends of modern chunky metallic link necklaces and huge matching earrings, we can't help but remember the looks of the women of 80's television. The female characters on Dynasty (and, similarly, on Dallas) are a clear inspiration for this look, as they were rarely seen without their trademark bling. Nowadays, this jewelry look translates as a winning combination of retro and fresh, especially when paired with a modern outfit, like a maxi dress or a pair of form fitting jeans.
As proof, take a look at the runways; Fashion Weeks in all the major style capitals are swarming with 80s-style structural garments and bold jewelry. (Seen here, London Fashion Week.) Designers are clearly cycling back to the 1980s for inspiration. Bold jewelry is a cornerstone of this Dynasty-era feminine empowerment uniform.
The link necklaces we acquired are sample pieces from the 1980s. These link necklaces are the real deal-- vintage, never been worn sample pieces from the 1980s, these genuine products of their time add a look of authenticity to your fashion statement. The use of genuine vintage 80s link necklaces with a variety of modern looks is a savvy statement. This look is easy to have fun with, and is most definitely fashion forward.
*Scene from Dynasty
*London Fashion Week