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Fashion in the 1980s
80s Fashion Pictures from 1982
Take a trip 80s workout clothes for women photo back to 1982 in our latest blog post. Inc. shoulder pads, aran sweaters, magazine covers and more.
Olivia Newton-John was also at it in her controversial video for her hit song Physical. It seemed like every female wanted to join in, and we suddenly saw women appearing out on the streets in aerobics gear just to do the shopping - this was in broad daylight, too!
The 80s keep fit look for women included items such as neon-coloured, plain, pastel or stripy legwarmers that were scrunched up and worn over leggings, tights or even their jeans for a more casual style. They were also worn with mini skirts.
The over-sized, grey sweatshirt with a large neck opening (which was ripped open and worn off-the-shoulder) became hugely popular after Jennifer Beals wore one in Flashdance.
The classic 1980s aerobics look included a headband, leotard, tights or leggings and, of course, those legwarmers.
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Aerobics in 1985
Dolphin shorts (Gym shorts) with a drawstring also became popular and were in usually in one block colour and often with a contrasting edging colour such as white. Interlock running shorts were very similar but without the drawstring.
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MINI SKIRTS, SKATER SKIRTS
Of course, mini skirts made their first appearance in the 1960s when they were often worn with go-go boots. During the 80s, more often than not, they were worn with legwarmers and/or leggings. Popular materials were denim and spandex and they were tight and clingy. Rah-rah's and skater skirts were particularly popular.
The ra-ra (or rah-rah) is a skirt with more than one layer (usually two or three layers/tiers, but I've seen some have six!) and during the eighties they came in a whole range of colours. Layers could be flat or in a puffed-out tutu style.
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Animal print was also a popular choice in the eighties for both men and women, particularly leopard, zebra and snake. It featured on skirts, leggings, dresses, jackets and well, just about anything wearable! Metal bands loved it, too, and at least one member of most bands could be seen wearing animal print.
This original photo from the 1980s shows a girl wearing a zebra print dress with batwing sleeves.
Here we see 80s glam metal band Cinderella donning animal print trousers and accessories on their 1986 album Night Songs.
Photo by Jim Lane (self-made (the model has consented)) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
With it's geometric shapes and substantial shoulder pads, this jacket is about as eighties as you can get!
Not one to be left out of the latest fashion trends, Princess Diana also sported shoulder pads, although, she was often responsible for starting a new trend.
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Duran Duran on the sleeve of their self-titled debut album in 1981
These days there are more Wham style T-shirts available than ever before, with lots of variations of the original "Choose Life" message and also available in a whole array of colours.
An original pair of acid-washed, high-waisted 501's
Levi's 501 Denim Jacket from the 80s
LEVI'S 501 UK TV ADVERTS
Denim jackets were often covered with pin badges
80s Disco Diva Fancy Dress Costume
There has been something of a resurgence in this 80s fashion trend in recent years. When I was 14 years old back in 1982 I bought a pair of cheap mirror lens shades from the local market. Street Markets were really popular back in the eighties (in the UK, at least) as there were no chain pound stores or numerous discount clothing superstores on the high street like today.
Ray Bans were also popular and worn by many of the pop stars and film stars of the day, but I suspect that a good many of us ordinary folk bought cheaper replicas.
It's nice to see that Ray Bans (particularly Wayfarer), Aviators / Mirror Lens sunglasses are popular once again, along with so many other 80's clothes.
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