在这个时期，女性更多地将手袋用于风格和地位的目的，因此她们总是喜欢拥有品牌和名字的手袋。像Coach，Dooney＆Bourke，Fendi，Prada，Michael Kors，Louis Vuitton和Kate Spad这样的品牌是奢侈品牌，并且由女性使用。这些品牌的成本约为数千美元。在20世纪80年代和80年代，发型主要受重金属摇滚乐群体的影响（Bhardwaj＆Fairhurst，2010）。但在办公室，个人更喜欢简单直发的风格。女人有时习惯烫发和挥动自己的头发。
Fashion is defined as the appearance of individuals, groups or cultures. It helps in understanding the people’s attitude in any particular time period. As the time changes, the fashion trend also changes as the personality and the attitude of people keeps on changing from one time period to another. For example, an individual with extrovert personality might like to wear bright colours whereas an introvert person who does not wants to be highlighted might like to wear dull and light shades of clothes. Similarly, the fashion trends also vary from one generation to another, a dress liked by grandmother may not be necessarily liked by her granddaughter too (Bhardwaj & Fairhurst, 2010). This is the reason why there has been a conflict in the understanding of fashion between individuals from different time period.
In this essay there would be a detailed discussion on the fashion trends during 1980s and 1990s. Then there would be discussion on the impact of fashion on society. Later in the essay, there would be discussion on the fashion theory of Thorstein Veblen and its application during 1980s and 1990 as well as in today’s time period. In the end there would be a conclusion where all the important and primary points of the essay would be summarized.
Key Fashion Trends since 1980s to 1990s
This was the period when women used the handbags more for style and status purpose and hence they always preferred to have handbags of good brand and name. The brands like Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Fendi, Prada, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spad were the luxurious brands and used by women. The cost of these brands ranged about thousands of dollars. During 1980s as well as 1980s, the hairstyle was mostly influenced by heavy metal rock groups (Bhardwaj & Fairhurst, 2010). But at offices, individuals preferred simple and straight hair styles. Women sometimes used to perm and gave waves to their hairs.