On this page we’re going to rewind to the 80s aerobics and fitness craze that swept the nation! We have hand-picked the best leotards/bodysuits which are suitable for 80s fancy dress.
The rules are not strict when it comes to the style of leotards people wore back in the day. As you can see in the 80s photo collage, not everything was neon as some would have you believe.
Stripes (as worn by Jane Fonda here), paint splatter designs and animal print were not uncommon, as were pastel shades. Turquoise, lavender and pink were particularly popular, but just about any colour was worn.
Our Top Choice
Hand made in England, this blue catsuit costume by Katz Dancewear is our top pick as it is highly rated by customers and very versatile. This all in one bodysuit eliminates the need for leggings and the colour is perfectly 80s. There are actually three colour choices and this item is also available for girls. You may also like the alternative pink catsuit
Leotards were sometimes worn with a big belt around the waist, and headbands were made popular by Olivia Newton John’s sexy “Let’s Get Physical” video in 1981.
Blue Catsuit for Ladies or Girls – Ideal for 80s Look – Sizes 8 to 16One-piece Sleeveless High Cut Thong Leotard – choice of coloursShiny Wet Look Leotard for Ladies – 5 ColoursWomen’s Neon Leopard Print Bodysuit – Sizes 8 to 14Sleevless Neon Animal Print Leotard – Sizes 8 to 14Long Sleeve Leopard Print Bodysuit for Ladies – Sizes 8 to 14Sleeveless Animal Print Swimsuit/LeotardShiny Metallic Leotard for Ladies – choice of colours – S to XLPlain Lycra Leotard in 16 ColoursLets Get Physical Costume – Size 10-12Mens Funny 80s Workout Leotard Costume80s Fitness Instructor Costume – Leotard, Leggings, Leg Warmers, Headband and SweatbandsLadies Big PVC Belt – choice of colours – ideal for 80s fancy dressHeadband / Wristband Set for 80s Keep Fit80s Headband, Sweatbands and Legwarmers SetLadies Retro Running Shorts