Four 1980s side hair combs with faux pearl embellishment
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
SIZE: 2 ins h x 3 ins w (5 x 7.5 cm)
APPROXIMATE DATE: mid century
MATERIALS: metal, celluloid, faux pearls
Here are two pairs of side combs which are typical of the 1980s period.
The clear Lucite combs are trimmed with a combination of faux pearl and gold metallic beads.
The costume jewellery industry flourished in the 1980s, and women experienced a new freedom and confidence to wear frankly fake fashion jewellery. In fact, the bigger and glitzier the better!
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!
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Two matched pair faux pearl side hair combs from the 1980s