The hairstyles that I would love to see make somewhat of a return, would be the women's big hair of the 80's. Teased, curled, poofed, and elaborately done up hair. Many of those hairstyles had personality of their own, even if the girls wearing them did not. Even the shorter hairstyles were edgy and often quite sexy. Some of them were either spiky, or involved buzzing some part of the girl's head; which was always sexy to me. And the girl's punk styles were very hard core. Many of the hairstyles of the 80's paved the way for the buzz cuts and even shaved heads that many younger girls are sporting today. After a decade of mohawks, stripes, and neon dye jobs, pretty much anything goes.
As far as fashion goes.
I would definitely like to see a more widespread return of the leather skirt. I may actually get my wish, as many of the fashion magazines have reported that leather skirts, shorts, and pants are showing up in fashion collections for the upcoming Fall season later this year. Some are even saying that the black leather skirt will be a fashion "must have" in the Fall and Winter seasons to come.
I would like to see limited use of shoulder pads. I know that the shoulder pad situation got out of hand in a bad way (thank you Linda Evans), but in limited applications in a jacket or dress, it had a somewhat sexy look to it.
Late 80's and early 90's Makeup: The makeup of the late 80's and early 90's had more flare and boldness to it than what many women are wearing today. In fact, women in general wore much more makeup in that time period than they do now. Many women who leave the house bare faced would not have dared set foot in public without it back then. Especially the lipgloss and lipstick of the 80's... much bolder and glossier than now. And sexier too.
1940's - 50's Hollywood Glamour/Pin-Ups - Women of the 1940's and 1950's had style. The hair, the makeup, the eyebrows, the lips, the nylons, the shoes... A woman that wanted to get gussied up to impress a man in the 1940's definitely had a classy styled way to go about it. the lips were red, the nylons were sexy, the skirts were elegant, and the hair had a flair to match.
Just to mention a few:
- Rita Hayworth
- Lana Turner
- Hedy Lamarr
- Jayne Mansfield
- Marilyn Monroe
- Bettie Page
- Judy Garland
- Liz Taylor
- Claudette Colbert (The sexiest Cleopatra ever!)