Since Madonna first hit the
music scene in 1983 with her self-titled debut album, she has gone on
to sell over 200 million albums.
There is little doubt that Madonna had a heavy influence on the 80s fashion scene. In fact, she created new trends. Early on she wore messy hair with blonde highlights and lace ribbons, bows and headbands. Her arms were adorned with jelly bracelets, stacked bangles and fishnet gloves. She also wore a short skirt over her leggings and religious jewellery in her ears.
Later, Madge introduced us to the Bolero jacket (shrug), bustiers, lace gloves, the "boy toy" belt and a large crucifix necklace. Much to the horror of their parents, teenage girls wanted to copy her look and their bras became outerwear!
Many of today's artists have
been heavily influenced by Madonna's iconic costumes, many of which she
wore in the 80s and 90s. That infamous gold "Vogue" outfit with the pointed
cones and the "Like A Virgin" wedding dress are just two outfits that
spring to mind, but, of course, Madge was creating a new look on a regular basis.