1983: Big shoulders
Big shoulders were a big deal at the beginning of the eighties – big shoulders to fit a big decade. Puffed sleeves were everywhere, off-the-shoulder sleeves were big. This trend was for both women and men – the bigger the shoulder pads, the manlier the man. Like any other trend, this was inspired by the greatest Hollywood stars, who rocked the big shoulder pads.
That was the hottest trend of the eighties, and right behind it came the Hawaiian shirts. Where did the Hawaiian shirt craze come from, you might wonder. The answer, as always, is Hollywood. The Hawaiian shirt was inspired by the iconic character of Tom Selleck, Thoman Magnum, in Magnum P.I. that was a hit throughout the eighties.