6:50 p.m. PDT, October 16, 2021
Heather Locklear is back! The blonde beauty stars as the titular screenwriter in the lifetime TV movie “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story” – her first acting job in over four years. In honor of his debut on October 16, 2021, Wonderwall.com looks back on the most wonderfully outdated fashion and beauty moments of the old “Dynasty” and “Melrose Place” at the start of her career in the ’80s and’ 90s. Let’s start with this wild outfit… During a portrait shoot in Los Angeles on February 2, 1981, Heather – who was around 20 at the time – teamed a silver halterneck top with high waisted jeans and a matching silver belt. Our favorite thing about this thug? That she wore a belt… over her pants and shirt… instead of going through the belt loops of her jeans.
Now read on for more of Heather’s most fantastically retro fashion and beauty moments…
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Teenage Heather Locklear gave us blonde-Joan-Jett vibes in this pre-celebration pic circa 1978.
The dress Heather Locklear wore to the 1987 People’s Choice Awards had it all: layered layers of white lace, feathers, and beaded tassels.
Baby-faced Heather Locklear wore her hair in a volumized side ponytail during a portrait shoot in Los Angeles on February 2, 1981.
Heather Locklear’s look at the 1987 Golden Globe Awards was A LOT! The actress donned a shiny blue long-sleeved dress with epaulettes and accessorized with giant earrings. She completed her look with arguably her worst hairstyle ever!
Leggings! Jane Fonda is said to have approved of the aerobics set Heather Locklear sported during a portrait shoot in Los Angeles on February 2, 1981.
Heather Locklear channeled Jackie O in an adorable (albeit extremely dated!) Pink suit of a fitted jacket and dressy shorts while posing for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 9, 1986.
Make way for rock’n’roll royalty! Heather Locklear chose an oversized tuxedo-inspired mini mini and tulle-trimmed hat for the 1989 MTV VMAs. But her best accessory of the night? That would be her arm candy: her then-husband Tommy Lee, who wore jeans and a leopard-print waistcoat without an undershirt.
Here’s a look at the fantastic ’80s ensemble that Heather Locklear donned to marry Tommy Lee in Santa Barbara, Calif. On May 10, 1986. Her beaded strapless gown had loose sleeves and she accessorized a veiled helmet with strands of pearls cascading over her shoulders. Her husband, meanwhile, wore an all-white satin ensemble with a lace collar.
Farrah Fawcett, eat your heart! Heather Locklear wore her long blonde locks in a feathered hairstyle during a portrait shoot in Los Angeles on February 2, 1981.
Amanda Woodward has arrived! Heather Locklear posed as her alter ego “Melrose Place” in a promotional photo for the hit drama FOX, which aired from 1992 to 1999. While her classic LBD was timeless, her hair and makeup then in ’90s fashion – Thick blonde locks, teenage girl tiny eyebrows and highlighted lips – it certainly wasn’t!
Everything about this 1983 portrait is reminiscent of the ’80s: from the lace-trimmed crew-neck sweater and feathered hairstyle by Heather Locklear to her hot pink lipstick and that dull background, which featured a graphic geometric pattern. She is portrayed as an off-duty version of her onscreen alter ego, Officer Stacy Sheridan, in “TJ Hooker”. (Heather spent most of the 1980s starring in the crime drama and “Dynasty” simultaneously.)
Two years after Elizabeth Hurley made fashion history with her iconic Versace safety pin dress, Heather Locklear adopted a style similar to the 1996 Golden Globe Awards.
Heather Locklear flaunted her figure in an off-the-shoulder bodycon mini dress at a dinner party with then-boyfriend Tommy Lee in Hollywood on January 28, 1991. Her accessories are what made us look think about it: while we loved her gold off-the-shoulder earrings, she could have done without the white tights or her satin mowbray hat.
At the celebration of the 200th episode of “Dynasty” on December 15, 1988, Heather Locklear modeled a perfect example of the peasant-inspired aesthetic popularized in the ’80s: an off-the-shoulder emerald dress with a low-cut, lace-up waist. She completed her look with sheer black tights, naturally!
Heather Locklear wore an oversized knit cardigan for her starring role as Sammy Jo on ABC’s “Dynasty”, which aired 1981-1989.
Heather Locklear sported an all-white ’80s ensemble – an oversized blazer-style jacket over a mesh top and baggy pants – while accompanying her then-boyfriend Scott Baio to the premiere of “The Natural.” at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on May 9, 1984.
Here’s: Another all-white retro look from Heather Locklear – an off-the-shoulder peasant-style dress – that she wore to a night out with her then-boyfriend Scott Baio. The young beauty has all dolled up to accompany her beautiful baby face to the 27th Annual WAIF Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 4, 1983.
Here’s what Heather Locklear looked like when she made her debut as Sammy Jo on “Dynasty” in 1981. While she’s unmistakably in the early ’80s, we could kinda see a young Hollywood startup working this out. same set – a floral print crop top with crop shorts – same today!
Heather Locklear looked ready to rock in a ruched leather long sleeve number at the Second Stuntman Awards in Los Angeles in 1986.
Another retro all-black Heather Locklear look that we love? The actress wore a black lace top tucked into black jeans with black cowboy boots to a dinner party in Hollywood on November 6, 1991.
The cutest! Heather Locklear wore roller skates, knee socks and a bright purple college jacket while portraying Sammy Jo in a 1981 episode of “Dynasty” on ABC.
This set comes straight from the early 90s! Heather Locklear wore gingham-print shorts with an oversized white button-down shirt that she tied up the front for a day at the Making Strides Against Cancer event on June 20, 1992.
We bet Heather Locklear walked through a mountain of hairspray in the mid-80s. Her teased hair reached new heights at the Starlight Foundation gala in Los Angeles on February 14, 1986.
Long before essentially all Hollywood women wore sheer girdles over their underwear, Heather Locklear modeled the look at the 1996 VH1 / Vogue Fashion Awards in New York City. Her lilac long-sleeved number featured a velvet flower design and was accompanied by a matching velvet jacket, which she ditched by posing for photos.
It’s time for another incredibly pure ’90s look from Heather Locklear! The actress wore a black maxi skirt with a see-through top with an image of the Virgin Mary right in the middle during the fourth annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on March 10, 1997.
This is the visor for us! Heather Locklear rocked the popular ’80s prop at an event for “Battle of the Network Stars” at Pepperdine University in Malibu on September 1, 1986.
Who did that to Heather Locklear ?! The actress wore a sheer top with a black miniskirt, oversized choker and beaded fringe knee high boots to the 1999 VH1 / Vogue Fashion Awards.
Is this Heather Locklear’s Marilyn Monroe moment? In 1991, the blonde beauty posed for a portrait in what appeared to be a modest one-piece swimsuit.
Heather Locklear looked pretty in pink in a sleeveless dress with a high neckline and ruffle neck at the 1995 Emmy Awards.
People made headbands differently in the early ’80s. Heather Locklear wore a white braided band across her forehead during an outing in 1982.
Fresh-faced Heather Locklear marked another adorably dated hair moment while posing as her “Dynasty” alter ego, Sammy Jo, in this undated portrait.
Matchy, matchy! Heather Locklear and her then-boyfriend Scott Baio wore matching polo shirts in 1982.