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- For Those About to Rock: 15 Workout Outfits that Symbolized the 80s
- 80s Fashion for Men (How to Get the 1980’s Style)
- What Was the Fashion in the 80s?
- 80s Fashion Trends
- 80s Fashion for Men
- 80s Men’s Hair
- 80s Fashion Icons
- 80s Fashion for Boys
- 80s Fashion for Guys
- 80’s Workout Costumes
For Those About to Rock: 15 Workout Outfits that Symbolized the 80s
Ah the 80s, when physical fitness first came into the forefront of the American consciousness. It was in that glorious decade that the bombardment of various late-night infomercials with zany products designed to make you slim and trim truly hit its highest. With it came a variety of new exercise routines, fitness centers and of course, VHS tapes of weight loss gurus.
Perhaps the biggest part of the 80s fitness craze was the influx of tight spandex gear designed to make you look like an idiot while you worked out.
Sweatbands, headbands, leg warmers… wait, why did people ever work out in leg warmers? Who knows, but today we take a look at the 15 most 80s workout outfits of all time. Get ready for some bright spandex attires and short-shorts!
15. Jack LaLanne Speed Suit
Jack LaLanne had been teaching us about physical fitness since the atomic age, but in the 1980s he decided to up the ante with full on spandex speed suits for his VHS workout tapes.
I don’t know much about working out, but I know Jack is certainly happy around these ladies in his speed suit. I hope that’s a juicer in his pocket!
14. Raquel Welch – Original MILF
Although she was already old enough to be a grandma, in 1988 Raquel Welch was making us drool and trying to teach us to lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks.
I have no idea if the workout was any good, but her tight purple spandex leotard was enough to make everyone interested in getting in shape!
13. Clint Eastwood – Grandpa’s Physical Fitness
Decades before he argued with chairs, Clint was in full “old man crazy” mode with his 1980’s workout attire.
While everyone else was in spandex and shorts, Clint decided to workout in his winter sweats. Oh grandpa, you’re so crazy! The lady next to him had a better idea though as sports bras never lost their appeal, providing a great look and proper support for when you exercise. On the other hand, the rest of her attire seems quite uncomfortable!
12. Corey Everson – Cheetah Lady
One of the first women to emphasize her muscles, Corey Everson always made a splash in the gym.
Here she accents her Tarzan inspired outfit with a belt, but not the weightlifting kind. She’s got great uh, biceps!
11. Mr. T – Fool Pity’n Casual
Mr. T made his everyday gear into the ultimate workout attire. Cut off belly shirts, 100 pounds of gold chains and a weight lifting belt for support. Wear it to the office or to the gym! Who wouldn’t want to hit the town looking like this?
10. Mark Gastineau – Belly Shirt
He can lift weights and the ladies. The NFL’s infamous Mark Gastineau showed us that just because you’re a man doesn’t mean you can’t wear 3/4’s of a shirt and some shorts that ride up your ass crack.
His gal pal adds to the authenticity with a totally 80s headband and not much else!
9. Heather Locklear – Leotard and Pants
Leotards were all the rage in the 80s, but Heather showed us that just because she wasn’t wearing spandex didn’t mean she couldn’t bring it.
Add in some leg warmers and an absolutely tiny waist belt and you’ve got a fitness outfit that even T.J. Hooker would approve of.
8. Markie Post – Radical Retro
You may know her as Christine Sullivan from Night Court, but in the 80s she rocked this radical fitness outfit.
With hair like a Hologram and more cleavage than Gold’s Gym can legally allow, Markie hit just about every 80’s fitness fashion note. Eat your heart out Dan Fielding!
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80s Fashion for Men (How to Get the 1980’s Style)
The ’80s were undoubtedly an interesting time for fashion. Filled with bold designs and bright colours, the decade saw gents fully embrace trends and proudly showcase their style. Of course, over time these brave looks slowly disappeared to make way for the minimalistic ’90s and ’00s. But, they’re now making an incredible return. From bum bags and chunky sneakers to dad jeans and windbreakers, the best of the 1980s is back and better than ever. Here’s how to rock ’80s fashion for men in modern times.
RELATED: 80s Fashion for Women
What Was the Fashion in the 80s?
The ’80s were a time of excess and maximalism for both men and women. As such, the decade featured bold styles, bright colours and eye-catching silhouettes. The ’80s also saw a variety of fashion-forward trends, including hip-hop, preppy, workout, rock, and punk styles.
80s Fashion Trends
80s Casual Fashion
Casual fashion in the ’80s saw gents don dad jeans in full force, often with a matching denim jacket. T-shirts and loose shirts were also popular during the time while bomber jackets, leather jackets, windbreakers, and sweaters acted as the outerwear of choice. When it came to footwear, white sneakers were the ultimate casual shoe that’s perfect for a range of looks.
80s Men’s Hip Hop Fashion
Hip-hop was another popular fashion trend in the ’80s. Inspired and influenced by music stars and rappers, such as the members of Run-D.M.C, Beastie Boys, and N.W.A, the style was well known for its oversized silhouettes. Along with baggy clothes, hip-hop fashion also featured sportswear details, like sneakers and athletic caps, and statement accessories, like chunky gold chains.
80s Preppy Fashion
Preppy fashion also played an essential role in the ’80s. Unlike hip-hop trends, which typically featured dark colours, preppy outfits boasted bright hues, including shades of pink, yellow, and blue. Key items for preppy fashion included sweaters, which gents would often wear around their shoulders, as well as slacks and polo shirts.
80s Workout Fashion
Athleisure may be popular today, but workout wear has long been a favourite look for men. In the ’80s, workout fashion was massive and it saw a range of sportswear styles being adopted as everyday wear, including chunky sneakers, sweatpants, tracksuits, windbreakers and athletic shorts.
80s Summer Fashion
Summer fashion in the ’80s was iconic. It featured bright colours, abstract prints, short-sleeved shirts, and short shorts. Another favourite item from the time was the crop top, which was worn boxy and cut across the stomach.
80s Rock Fashion
Like everything in the ’80s, rock fashion was about excess. The hair was big, the clothing was wild, and there was plenty of makeup. Of course, as with all rock looks, leather played a vital role. Accessories were also crucial with jewellery and headbands both becoming seriously popular for men.
80s Punk Fashion for Men
While ’80s rock often took on a glam style, the punk looks of the decade were decidedly edgier. While the trend still saw a lot of leather, it also featured a lot more hardware and eye-catching hairstyles, including brightly coloured mohawks and spikes.
80s Fashion for Men
During the ’80s, suits were worn oversized with broad shoulders. For those in business, pinstripe suits were a favourite and gents would often pair them with a shirt, tie, and suspenders. Outside the office, pastel-coloured suits were on high rotation and were regularly partnered with crew-neck T-shirts instead of button-ups.
SHOP THE LOOK
During the 1980s, there were two main types of shirts: casual and business. For business, banker shirts and striped shirts were popular. For casual wear, loose shirts featuring colourful, abstract prints were favoured. Polo shirts were also a favourite item of the decade.
During the ’80s T-shirts were worn with everything from jeans to suits. The most popular styles were crew-neck T-shirts, many of which featured slogans, logos or bold placement prints. Other popular designs included crop tops and baseball T-shirts.
While acid wash jeans are yet to make a comeback, ’80s dad jeans are back in fashion. To rock these classic jeans today, just pick up a faded mid-blue style in a relaxed fit. Also, select a cut with a tapered leg or consider pinrolling the bottoms for the same effect.
Many jackets that were popular in the ’80s are still fashionable for men today, including denim jackets, leather jackets and bomber jackets. However, if you’re after a bolder look from the decade, you can’t go past a classic sports windbreaker.
Are you looking for a way to subtly introduce the ’80s trend into your modern wardrobe? Consider adding iconic ’80s accessories, such as bum bags, chunky white sneakers, colourful and reflective sunglasses, and gold chains, to your closet.
80s Men’s Hair
During the ’80s, the bigger something was, the better it was, especially hair. Throughout the decade, long locks and voluminous styles, including the iconic mullet, were extremely popular. However, men who worked in business often broke from this trend and rocked sleek, slicked-back hairstyles instead.
80s Fashion Icons
Every decade has its fashion icons, including the ’80s. Throughout the 1980s, the most stylish celebs were typically actors or musicians. Some of the most influential names included Johnny Depp, David Bowie, Tom Cruise, and Rob Lowe.
80s Fashion for Boys
’80s fashion for boys was much like it was for men. Many men’s casual styles, such as white sneakers and double denim looks, were also worn by teenagers and children. Likewise, the neon styles that were popular amongst adults were also worn by many boys.
80s Fashion for Guys
- To rock the ’80s trend in modern times, pick which fashion style from the decade you belong to, such as hip-hop, preppy or rock.
- Invest in key pieces from the time, such as faded jeans, bomber jackets, and slogan tees.
- When it comes to suits, try a pinstripe style for work and a pastel design for the weekend.
- Don’t be afraid to wear bright colours and patterns.
- For a subtle take on the ’80s trend, just add accessories, such as white sneakers and a bum bag, to an otherwise contemporary look.
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80’s Workout Costumes
Everything that was cool once will be cool again… in no case more so than 80s workout gear! The 80s went down as an era with a ton of fads, but none were as prevalent as the 80s fitness craze. And, of course, the brightly colored neon workout outfits that came with it! Well, we’re ready to help you relive this throwback, with our wide selection of our 80s workout costumes!
Our workout costumes recreate styles that will make you think we transported straight from the 80s. But, don’t worry, this is brand new stuff! No thrift store shopping required, although our costume designers probably shopped for a few vintage pieces to help aid their designs. We did, in fact, make several of these selections right here in our own costume studios, and they’re bright, vibrant, and exclusive to our site!
Perhaps you’d like to try some Jazzercise. If that were the case, you’d definitely want our 80s Workout Girl Costume. It comes with a bodysuit, leggings, and a crop top sweatshirt, it has everything you need to burn some extra calories with jazz hands! Of course, the perm and the leg warmers you’ll have to supply on your own, but don’t forget them to look just right when you’re working out!
Maybe you’re more of a Debbie Reynolds’ devotee, after all, her fitness video “Do It Debbie’s Way” was a huge hit. Our Work it Out 80s costume is ready for intense cardio, as the leotard, crop top, and vibrant color scheme will have you ready for an intense fitness regimen. This costume is also a Made by Us original created right here by our own costume designers!
Jogging is always a great idea to stay in shape, too, be it the 1980s or the 2010s. So, maybe your 80s workout costume choice is a simple tracksuit! It’s an easy wear selection, and we have variations for both men and women. In vibrant neon colors, any choice is sure to have you jogging the track in style. Get ready for the 20-yard dash, or the 5-minute mile with one of these wind suits!
Of course, when you really need to get in shape, you might want to put in the VHS tapes of the famous Sweat it Out star to really get rocking. Well, we have a Sweat it Out Star Costume that will have you ready to workout to all your favorite tunes! A sparkling tank top and extra-short short shorts will give you a memorable 80s outfit of the era.
When it comes to 80s Halloween Costumes, these fitness inspired styles are some of the top selections for a ton of fun. We’ve got variations for women, men, and children, too, so everyone can get involved in the fun. Get your friends and family all together in coordinating 80s costumes, and your retro group is definitely going to be ready to work it out!