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Vintage hair accessories 2 fancy retro hair barrettes 1980s

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A LOT OF TWO LARGE FANCY HAIR BARRETTES FROM THE 1980s

This sale is for a lot of two large fancy hair accessories dating from the 1980s.

CONDITION: good vintage condition

DESCRIPTION:

#1 is a glitzy hair accessory comprising three large roundels of bright gold tone metal. These are studded with cabochon acrylic jewels in shades of green, red, yellow and black. Measures 3¼ x 1¼ ins (8.5 x 3 cms)

#2 comprises three rosettes of stiffened red fabric arranged in a row to represent rosebuds. Measures 3 x 1 ins (8 x 2.5 cms)

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The costume jewellery industry flourished in the 1980s, and women experienced a new freedom and confidence to wear frankly fake fashion jewellery. This was boosted by the glitz and glamour of TV soaps such as Dallas and Dynasty where jewelry could not be too big or bold.

The fashion hallmarks of the decade were big shoulders, big hair and co-ordinating costume jewellery. Hair was teased and ratted out, and this ‘big’ hair cried out to be balanced by glitzy jewellery in gilt settings with huge fake looking stones. Hair accessories of the period were certainly neither small nor delicate and tended to be very much over the top!

After languishing somewhat during the 1970s plastic jewellery again became fashionable in the 80s. This coincided with the vogue for collecting early bakelite and other vintage jewellery. The plastics used for jewellery and hair ornaments in the 1980s were not only smooth but textured as well. Stripes and polka dot patterns were popular, in addition to those imitating animal prints. All the colours of the rainbow were employed to create a dazzling effect.

Find vintage jewelry and exotic fabrics in our other shop:-

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsLairVintage

FURTHER DOWNLOADABLE INFORMATION ON VINTAGE HAIR COMBS, HAIRDRESSING AND COSTUME CAN BE FOUND IN MY ARCHIVE HERE:-

http://www.haircomb.co.uk/Haircombs.html

PLEASE NOTE: This link is “Etsy legal” and leads only to a document resource with no merchandise for sale.

Vintage hair accessories 2 fancy retro hair barrettes 1980s

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: goldtone metal, acrylic jewels
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • Feedback: 1476 reviews
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