Madonna Fashion Icon – For Over 25 years
Madonna Fashion Icon and Queen of pops. Queen of recreating herself when it comes to fashion. The incredible success of her timeless style and her contribution to iconic fashion influence, is what Madonna will leave with us forever. Madonna who, not with standing her Britishness and flirtations with Latin, Indian and Jewish cultures over the years, has always held onto her Italian-American roots.
Her ability to perpetually re-style herself has certainly contributed to the longevity of her career. Madonna’s image is one that can be described by some as sexy, erotic or controversially vulgar and offending for others. Her performances accentuated her trademark image of a sex symbol, always sparking controversy. No matter if she was worshipped by fans or was scandalised by critics, she always managed to be in the spotlight.
When you think about clothes worn in the 80s, what is the most popular style that comes to mind? Madonna, the pop icon was discovered and elevated to her most popular days in the 1980’s. Her style was the most copied and sought after look. Madonna had many looks during the 80’s.
One was her most iconic looks from the 80s was the wavy hair with highlights. Girls went to the salons in droves to get the “poodle” looking perms so their hair was wavy too. They pulled it up in bows like she did to copy her look in the Borderline video and movie, “Desperately Seeking Susan.” A black tank top, skirt, dirty bleached blonde hair and an attitude. Her album, Ray of light had us all running for that cowgirl image.
Her array of hair colour changes over the years has been so influential. We never had to wonder what hair dye to choose next. If Madonna had dark straight hair that was the trend to follow. This tour for Madonna it’s back to blonde, borderline 1950’s style hair. The hair trend is set for us to be inspired for this 2012.
Madonna’s Clothing Trends
Madonna may be one of the first pioneers of the messy chic look of the 80’s. She started the layered look, with shirts and coats and more shirts. A lace shirt was often worn over another shirt. Or a sweatshirt with an oversized neck or cut off sleeves was worn over a smaller shirt or bra.
Everyday Madonna clothing of the 80’s included a skirt worn over tight, short pants. Sometimes they were patterned, other times they were lacy. No matter, the girls in school copied them.
Her famous gold boob tube, no matter how outrageous, has always left us in fashion envy. So much so she has recreated another boob tube in her current tour. Her black suit attire worn in this tour, will have us wearing black cat suits in no time at all this 2012.
Her layers also included accessories. She wore multiple necklaces and bracelets, some with crosses and other iconography. She also favored pearls and beads. Her earrings were long and dangly, with crosses or religious symbols.
Her love for accessories this tour is mainly black boots, belts and red lips. Vintage glasses, 1950’s look.
Whatever Madonna fashion image she always look so damn hot. The inspiring image Madonna has shown us over the years has always left us clinging onto the next up and coming trend.
Let’s face it, Madonna’s fashion philosophy has no boundaries, age makes no difference and Madonna is a clear example of individuality. She wears the style, no matter what you think?