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Create an 80s Aerobics Fashion Look

During the early 1980s, it felt like the whole world had gone aerobics crazy. Females everywhere donned leotards, leggings, headbands and legwarmers, and some were even on rollerskates!

Pop stars and actresses were responsible for starting the craze. Olivia Newton-John started a headband fad after the release of here raunchy Physical video in 1981, and the song quickly became an aerobics anthem. And just about every home had a Jane Fonda workout video in their collection - often proudly on display on a book shelf in the living room, or carefully placed on a coffee table for all to see.

However, contrary to popular belief, not everyone was wearing neon. Take a look back at the old workout videos and you'll see a whole range of colours and styles being worn. Some leotards were shiny, some had stripes and others were pastel. Zebra stripes, leopard print, and splatter paint designs were also worn by some. There were often (but not always) accompanied by a big belt around the waist, le…

Where's Wally and Wenda Fancy Dress Costumes

We all remember the original Where's Wally books don't we? Maybe you don't, but they were first launched in 1987, and in North America are known as Where's Waldo? They were created by the children's author and illustrator Martin Handford. Whether you're male or female, if you're stuck for a good 80s fancy dress costume idea, then how about dressing-up as the legendary Wally or his girlfriend Wenda? This is also a great idea for couples dress-up.

The cheapest Where's Wally Fancy Dress option is the half costume as featured above, which includes the red and whire striped T-shirt, bobble hat and round glasses. Please note that the walking cane is not included. The costume comes in three sizes; medium, large or extra large. Where with blue chinos or jeans.

The second costume comes with the blue trousers, although obviously is going to cost more. Also be aware that trousers included with fancy dress costumes can often be ill-fitting, as you cannot choose t…

Quick and Easy 80s Skirt and Shirt Costumes

For this post, I'm going to show you how to quickly put together a no-fuss, quick and easy 80s costume using low-cost skirts, shirts and accessories at Amazon, and also ready-made fancy dress costumes.

You can get an authentic eighties look by using an off-one-shoulder, loose and over-sized top, preferably with batwing sleeves. I would recommend ordering a larger size than normal to get that loose feel.

So what about the skirt? Layered, neon tutu and ra-ra skirts are always a popular choice, or you could go for a longer length, black petticoat skirt for a Madonna look.

So, now I want to show you the two most popular ladies 80s costumes being sold through my website Simplyeighties.com.  


Women's 80s Costume Set - Lips Print T-Shirt, Adult Tutu Skirt, Lace Headband, Neon Lightning Bolt Earrings, Necklace, Leg Warmers, Fishnet Gloves and BraceletsHoney B's I Love The 80s Ladies Costume with T-shirt, Tutu, Legwarmers, Fishnet Gloves, Headband, Glow Stick, Beads Necklace

These skir…