80s Dress-Up Ideas for Ladies
UK Fancy Dress
On this page you will find a great selection of 80s fancy dress costumes/outfits, accessories and dress-up ideas to make your night out a big success.
Many of the larger picture links below lead to a range of costumes in various sizes and are available from all the suppliers on the Amazon UK site - this means a much better choice and, therefore, lower prices for you!
One of the most difficult aspects of buying an 80s fancy dress costume is actually deciding which look to go for. I mean, there were just so many looks created in the great decade weren't there? A new fashion trend seemed to start with each new movie or pop video release!
So, will you choose one of Madonna's influential outfits from her film and music video releases - Desperately Seeking Susan and Like A Virgin spring to mind, or how about the more sporty aerobics or cheerleader look? Maybe, you want to relive the power-dressing era with those huge shoulder pads?
Of course, I can't make the decision for you, but, hopefully, the following pages will help you faithfully recreate one of the many crazy, over-the-top eighties fashion styles. If you were/are confused by it all (I certainly was) then I would recommend visiting our 80s Fashion pages to get a better understanding of the more popular styles around. Most of them were pretty outrageous, which makes them ideal for fun dress-up, of course!
Create this Neon 80s Outfit
This style is ideal for both eighties dress-up, hen parties and clubbing. You can easily create this look with just a few accessories. See our accessories page, or use the links below...
Available in nine colours and sizes 8-14, this plain crop top is ideal for forming part of a late 80s Kylie style costume. For a dance style wear with a leotard and/or leggings with a big belt (often white or neon) around the waist. and you can also add accessories such as a headband and wristbands. Crop tops can also be worn with shorts over tights or a ra-ra skirt.
Leggings are an essential part of many eighties style costumes, and you can use them to create a whole range of looks from workout to pop star. Visit our leggings page to get some inspiration.
Acid-washed clothing first became popular in 1986, and the popularity continued into the early 90s. There are lots to choose from at Amazon.co.uk and they're ideal for creating your own eighties look. Choose slim-fit jeans for an authentic look. Blue and black were the most popular colour choices.
Includes an 80 style inspired dress with splash pattern top and pink Ra-Ra skirt with zebra print detailing, fishnet gloves, and a hair tie. Jewellery and leggings/leg warmers not included.
Great-looking 80s themed New Wave 3pc fancy dress costume comprising the following: 1. Black tunic with attached mesh sleeves. The tunic has an attached neon green & pink choker, and is edged to match. 2. Pair of elasticated waist mesh leggings. 3. Neon pink and green belt which ties at the back.
If you can still find a phone box these days then you can do a quick change into Superman's cousin, Supergirl! There is a big range of outfits available by clicking the larger picture, but this particular one features an all-in-one dress with attached red cape, superman emblem and stretch material to fit a number of sizes.
Includes - Leotard, Crop Top, Drawstring Gym Shorts and Headband. Ideal for the classic Olivia Newton-John, 80s Keep-fit look.