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That 80's Cocktail Party Trend


Amidst the anything but subtle wink of your bright blue shadowed eye to your best bartender friend, it's time to kick up your shiny heels and take Harvey Wallbanger for a night out on the town.

This Spring's trends come together to scream 80's Cocktail Soiree in the best of ways.

Months of quarantining has made us all a little extra at this point. Ready to go all out, from sparkle, to metallics; from statement belts to statement bows, we all "just wanna dance with somebody, wanna feel the heat with somebody..."

From runways to small boutique lines, the trickle down affect of these trends took the express lane, in that shiny red Camaro.


Perfect for a spring dinner and party. With defined waists and exaggerated sleeves and details there is balance and ease even in pop pieces.

For Love & Lemons


For Love & Lemons


RHODE: DONNA DRESS

We've missed out a few parties, celebrations and debauchery. When we say we're all in, we mean Long Island Iced Tea style, everyone's (and every liquor's) accounted for. With all the pent up single birds to all the newly single men and women (thanks to the quarantine) the social scenes will give Animal Planet subjects, a run for their money.


'The female approaches her prey from afar, donned in a shiny top to catch attention, keeping her distance she laughs and dances with friends in close enough range to catch his eye but far enough away to make it a game all night.'


Shopbop always has a wide variety of on trend brands and selections and they did not disappoint in this our hour of need.

Shop (Left to Right)

SHOPBOP: V Neck Degrade Sequin Gown

SHOPBOP: Shirred Cocktail Dress

SHOPBOP:Metallic One Shoulder Mini Dress

SHOPBOP:As It Goes Long Sleeve Dress

SHOPBOP: Margo Dress

SHOPBOP: Carol Plain Blazer Dress

SHOPBOP: Belted Asymmetrical Mini Dress

SHOPBOP: Nicole V Neck Puff Sleeve Dress



With graduated skirt lengths and higher necklines, conservatism opens up the field for the dramatics from texture, embellishments and enhanced elements.

Shop the looks above (left to right):

Shopbop:Sequin Double Breasted Blazer

Shopbop: Colorblock Sequin Skirt

Intermix: Aiken Puff-Sleeve Mini Dress

Intermix: Draped High Neck Silk Dress

Intermix:Hanny Metallic Chiffon Wrap Dress

Revolve:Clemence Midi Dress

Revolve: Lucie High Low Dress



Inspired from metallics to ruffles, texture on texture. The 80's spared no frivolity and we're here for it.



Cheers, to the bright, the bold and those "ready to party."