The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film hits movie theaters today and these crime-fighting, pizza-obsessed heroes are making us nostalgic for the '80s and '90s! In honor of the TMNT release, we've rounded up our favorite trends from these decades. Cowabunga dude!
The '80s and early '90s were a time when eye-popping designs and fluorescent neon shades reigned supreme. Electrify your special day by adding a few pops of color to your wedding décor — the brighter the better! From vibrant invitations to multicolor floral arrangements and even a Lisa Frank-inspired wedding dress, these ideas pack a punch.
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Steve Urkel may have been teased for his oversized glasses and suspenders back in the '80s and '90s, but now his geeky style is perfectly on-trend. Today, grooms and groomsmen alike are ditching traditional tuxedos or suits in favor of more laidback button-downs with suspenders. "Did I do that?" Yes, you did, Steve!
Once the go-to style of '90s pop stars, crop tops are back and hotter than ever. If you're a bold bride that isn't afraid to show some skin, consider saying "I do" to one of these chic and sexy gowns.
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Those that prescribed to the grunge trend that evolved in the late '80s were unapologetic about their carefree, comfortable style. For a fun throwback, incorporate a patterned bow tie or boutonnière. If you want to take it to the next level, plaid shirts paired with suspenders or a vest are perfect for a country wedding. Brides can try a more subtle look with the grunge-meets-glam dress pictured below.
Who could forget Brooke Shields' infamous "nothing gets between me and my Calvins" jeans campaign? Denim is still a fashion staple today and believe it or not, you can easily incorporate it into your wedding details. A jean jacket is a fun way to top off your wedding gown and keep you warm on a brisk fall day. Or try DIY denim-accented centerpieces for your bridal shower.
Butterfly Hair Clips
Butterfly clips were a staple of every '90s girl's wardrobe and we think they're a perfect fit for boho weddings. The clips are made in every color you can imagine, so there is something to fit every bride or bridesmaid's ensemble.
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Many new snack foods made their debut in the '80s and '90s. Remember the hassle of pulling off those tiny Candy Buttons without eating any of the paper, but always going back for more? From superhero pez dispensers to oreo pops with Madona-inspired lace, these deliciously fun ideas will satisfy any sweet tooth.
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Fun and Games
On your wedding day, be sure to take the time to enjoy the company of your family and friends. More couples are incorporating fun vintage games at their reception. Guests will love reminiscing about playing them as kids!
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TV and Movies
In our opinion, some of the best films and television shows were born during this era. Whether you loved Star Wars, Back to the Future, or Risky Business, there are lots of creative ways to pay homage to your favorite '80s or '90s movie or television show.
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Tell us: Which of these trends was your favorite?
— Mary Gillen