Which is your favourite 1980s jeans style?

Which is your favourite 1980s jeans style?

From skinny leg to high waisted jeans, these styles were the ultimate fashion statement in the 1980s. Vote for your favourite. 

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80s jeans canva

The first pair of jeans were reportedly manufactured in the 1870s. 

Since then, jeans continue to be a popular choice of clothing for millions of people around the world. 

Over the years, different styles of jeans have been introduced. 

Below are some of the popular 1980s jeans styles. 

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High waisted jeans

This style of jeans continue to be popular in the fashion industry. 

They were popular in the 1980s and back then they were mostly cuffed, and slightly baggy. 


Acid washed jeans

The acid washed jeans were big in South Africa during the 1980s. They were also called stone-washed jeans.

Stone washed jeans
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Ripped jeans 

Although ripped jeans were first introduced in the 1970s, they gained popularity in the 1980s. 

To this day, many people still rock this type of jeans. 

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Skinny leg jeans 

Skinny jeans are tight pants that fit snugly around the calf and ankle. They have a narrower leg opening that doesn't flap about or flare out.

This type of jeans style gained popularity when artists such as Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, and Kiss wore them at their shows. 

READ: Popular slang words of the 1980s


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