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Mean shoulder pads, frilly little skirts, short minis, and one shoulder dresses with lots of glitz mean that the 80’s are back, and they are stronger than ever. A little more tailored, refined and slightly quieter (whew!) designs, these girls have grown up a bit from the loud, neon pants and cut up T’s celebrated during the real time period.

Poofy little tulle skirts seem to have more of a shape lately, while sequined dresses have a sophisticated print and design intent. Paired with thick, 6 inch high platforms, these girls are prepared to carry the weight of those oversized collars and heavy padded shoulders this time around.

Studded beading and asymmetrical patterns give this sweet little mini dress by Balmain a modern touch.

A studded mini skirt and oversized sweater with accentuated shoulders add a little contemporary luxury to this Marc Jacobs creation.

Layers of tulle and green prints still look couture in a ruffled Louis Vuitton skirt paired with a sheer Madonna-inspired blouse.

Donna Karan pairs a tailored blazer with oversized collar in cerulean blue with a fitted, calf length skirt.

Polka dots, stripes. and teal still look 80’s chic in this pretty little mini dress by Gucci.

Whether you decide to add a little beaded jacket to your wardrobe or go full force in a tulle dress, this time around silhouettes are a little more tailored and lady like, so your investment will be sure to last at least another decade.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.