What did we do without Netflix? It’s the Thelma to our Louise, the Romy to our Michele. This week’s couch-a-thon is all about 80s fashion films that made our shoulder pads skip a beat. We’re talking big hair and even bigger wardrobes. So sit back, grab a bowl of kale chips or whatever it is you crazy kids “snack” on and enjoy the show.
Urban Cowboy (1980): Bud and Sissy taught us two very important life lessons — how to wear high-waisted denim and how to wear it while riding a mechanical bull.
Risky Business (1983): Tom Cruise did more for button-down shirts than any man in history. Watch and learn.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985): Catholic schoolgirl uniforms, leg warmers and teased bangs? Meet the holy trinity.
Pretty in Pink (1986): Molly Ringwald this and Molly Ringwald that. You know you secretly wanted to dress like Duckie.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986): Ferris Bueller showed us how to rock a cardigan and how to skip school. You know, the essentials.
Dirty Dancing (1987): Always remember one thing: Posture can make or break an outfit, people. “You gotta hold the frame!”
Coming to America (1988): If you too think that Kate Middleton’s style is a snoozefest, the royal family of Zamunda will restore your faith in the bourgeois all over again.
Heathers (1988): When red scrunchies become a status symbol, you know you’re in for a wild ride.