Dress(es) of the Day: 80s style prom dresses at River Island

80s style pewter prom dresses at River Island

After the 70s style flares and platforms, I figured it was time for a change of pace, so today’s Dress of the Day comes to us courtesy of River Island, who seem to be having themselves a bit of an 80s moment with this double-whammy of  prom dresses. The £49.99 white lace puffball dress is a little too Like-a-Virgin-era Madonna for my tastes (add a lace headband and fingerless gloves, though, and you’re good to go out as Desperately Seeking Susan for Halloween), although it is rather pretty. The jacquard racer-back dress (£69.99), though, is to die for, and is actually pretty timeless. Wear with black patent peep toes and clutch bag, and leave the fingerless gloves at home…

Related: 80’s fashion: a guide


  • September 11, 2008

    Kathy Mead

    My mother’s style… In fact i like 80’s culture.

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  • October 15, 2008


    The dresses are really nice. But they are extremely to new aged to be modeled from the 80’s. Not exactly what I was looking for.

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  • December 31, 2008


    this dress is so not sexy

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  • January 30, 2009

    Stephanie Nicholls

    I would like you to find me a pink puffed up dress with glitter please]

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  • March 3, 2009


    Where can I buy the jacquard racer-back dress

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  • March 3, 2009


    where can i buy the jacquard racer-back dress? i really love it!

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  • March 3, 2009

    The Fashion Police

    Veronica – as the post says, it’s from River Island. This post is from 2007, though, so I wouldn’t imagine they’ll be in stock now.

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  • May 7, 2009

    Snowboard Goggles

    The silver Grey frock is just what i was looking for. Where can i buy this and price, any idea??

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  • February 27, 2010


    i just cant help it…im obsessed with eighties fashion!!! LOL

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