80s Dance Wear

Wow, in the 80s, we really started getting physical, and dancewear was worn as everyday wear, and inter-matched.

Olivia Newton-John was telling us to get Physical, Jane Fonda was creating new products called aerobic videos, and Reebok encouraged us to power walk to work after our aerobics class.

To kick off our inspiration, I have found this extended mix of Olivia Newton John’s, Physical and it’s great. I hope it get’s you into the mood! Check out the headband and aerobic shoes.

So what sort of things could you wear to qualify for 80s dancewear? Try on some of these:

– Terry toweling headband

– High cut leotard

– High cut leotard with a contrasting belt

– Legwarmers

– Reebok white trainers, preferably high-cut

– Nike trainers – preferably high cut

– Visor hat – In the plastic style, or tennis style

– American baseball style hat

– Hair high in ponytail, with a scrunchie

– Hair in a french braid, with a scrunchie

– Short hair styled/blow-waved with a V back

There are some cracker 80s dance movies, and a few of-of us would admit to watching occasionally still today. What were your favorites?

I’m starting to put together some costume ideas, for these characters, so don’t forget to be added to the RSS feed, bookmark the page or check back to see the new ones added.

Let’s start with Here’s a couple of pics of people wearing 80s aerobic / Getting Physical fancy dress.

Getting Physical!


Flashdance costume ideas

Have the Time of Your Life, and dress up in this great couples costume, from Dirty Dancing

Dress up for the Time of Your Life!

Fashion from the 80’s rap era, was in part inspired by the movies, Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2

breakin movie with 80s rap fashion

Grab a few girlfriends and glam up as the Robert Palmer Girls. (Although, these girls weren’t exactly known for their outstanding dance moves… )

Robert Palmer Girls

While I get cracking on creating my next 80s dancewear page, could you help out with some ideas for awesome 80s dance movies and 80s dance film clips that you think are iconic, you still love or just that you think they should be featured?

As we get the entries rolling in, I’ll attempt to create a page for each one with costume ideas.

Every entry published on here wins a FREE 80s Fashion Fancy Dress lucky dip prize, posted to anywhere in the world, as a thank you for contributing.

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