Leggings were worn by numerous stars in the 80s including Debbie Harry, Cher, Madonna, Jane Fonda and glam metal bands.
For fancy dress purposes, many choose a keep fitness / aerobics or Madonna theme. Madonna popularised cropped lace leggings, and she wore them with mini skirts and even a wedding dress!
Our Top Choice
Available in sizes from 8 to 22, these 3/4 length cropped leggings by Futuro Fashion feature an elegant lace edging which makes them perfect for Madonna and 80s fancy dress. We recommend choosing black or white for a Madonna costume, or choose a bright colour such as pink or turquoise for a general 80s look.
For a glam metal theme we advise choosing animal print which can include zebra, leopard and cheetah print patterns.
For a keep fit theme then choose paint splatter or plain designs which can be shiny, neon or pastel colours – turquoise, pink and lavender were particularly popular. Add leg warmers, leotard (or shorts) and a headband/sweatbands.
As a general rule, leggings should be tight and Sweatshirts/T-shirts should be loose and over-sized.
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