Early 80's subculture with popbands dressing in fancy clothes and playing elegant synthpop (electropop) with romantiscising lyrics about love and loss in glamorous settings. Short-lived (1979-1984), altough it was set to be the "next big thing" in popmusic.

The biggest bands where Japan, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Visage and Ultravox. Other bands included Classix Nouveaux, Hipnosis (who where an Italo disco-band but looked very new romantic), Modern Romance and swedens Lustans Lakejer (Vanity Fair outside of Sweden) and Strasse.

New romantic later evolved into the infamous "yuppie pop" with bands like Johnny Hates Jazz and Spandau Ballet and Duran Durans more soul-inspired late 80's albums.
That guy with an short pink jacket, white shoes and blond hair over there looks very new romantic.
by Anders_HJ July 21, 2004
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A person into the "new romantic" music or culture.
"I'm a goth"
"I'm more a new romantic myself."
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Camp 80s pop music movement in Britain which produced several noted performers and artists.
Culture club, Leigh Bowery, David LaChapelle, Kate Bush, Adam and the Ants.
Modeled themselves on the Romantic period of the 1800s which focused on love and joy etc. as the way to live your life.
Men wearing make-up and dressing more effeminitely was a popular part of New-Romanticism.
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