'80s Prom: Ten Best Dressed, From Miami Vice to Madonna

Photo by Jipsy/nefariousgirl.com
This guy's soo 1987.

As the disco ball spun and twinkled across the main ballroom to Modern English's "I Melt With You," dudes in blowouts, couples in puffy pink prom dresses and white suits, and Jon Bon Jovi doppelgangers got Footloose and partied like it was 1987.

An arc of red, white, and yellow balloons and Madonna's "Lucky Star" welcomed Cyndi Lauper lookalikes and rock stars to the Vagabond's annual '80s prom, while the State Of took the stage with Real Life's "Send Me An Angle" and other tunes from the era of hairspray and Miami Vice.

From ladies in neon tutus and denim jackets to bros in leather pants and mohawks, here are the ten best outfits that took us back to the glam and big hair of the '80s.

See also: The Ten People You Meet at '80s Prom

Photo by Laurie Charles

Sonny from Miami Vice and Andie Walsh from Pretty In Pink
Nothing screams the '80s in the Magic City like white suits, pastel colors, and shades, much like the look popularized by Sonny and Rico in Miami Vice.

And of course, you can't forget Sonny's date, Andie, the underdog who scores the cool kid in school (more like a hunky detective in this case) on prom night in the 1986 cult classic, Pretty In Pink.

Photo by Laurie Charles

Prom Queen
Ruffles, big hair, and more ruffles ... That's the look every girl envied back in the day.

And if it were in fact 1985, we're pretty sure Joandra Arroyo would be crowned Prom Queen.

See also: Five Signs You Might Be Stuck in the '80s

Location Info


The Vagabond - CLOSED

30 NE 14th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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