Get the Look – The Body

The 80s are on the up and that only means one thing: neon/lycra/glitz (delete as appropriate).

Being a child of the 80s I’m rather partial to this era of high-voltage, unabashed glamour. I love the excess, I love the glitter and most of all I love the gold earrings. This season there are two distinct camps – cool 80s Berlin as seen at JW Anderson – for all the Cos heads out there. And then there’s the Balmain babe – whose shoulders are padded, skirts above the knee and every surface embellished.

To ease you into an 80s Autumn/Winter, I thought I’d start with the bodysuit.

Not only was it a favourite of my 80s favourite – the insanely sexy Cindy C, the one-piece has been my summer go-to for sexing things up; worn with high-waisted jeans or a button-up mini, nothing pushes you up and in, better than an all-in-one.

You can go really retro and refashion an 80s vintage swimsuit, a ala the Kylie Jenner, who stole her mum’s from 89.

If you’re looking to bring sexy back for the last weeks of summer, surely there’s nobody better to channel, than the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, who we all can’t help but fancy; even if we think lip fillers at 17 are wrong.

The inspiration:

Get the Look:

Yummi Body NAP

Yummi by Heather Thomson, Black Bodysuit, £35, Net-a-Porter

Topshop laceup body red

Topshop, Lace-up Bodysuit, £18, Topshop (black) Topshop (Red)

Vintage Swimsuit ASOS

Ceekit, Baywatch Swimsuit, £22, ASOS Marketplace

Dimepiece bodysuit

Dimepiece LA, Thong Bodysuit, $48, DimepieceLA

Missguided lace up body white

Missguided, Lace Front White body, £18, Missguided

Jessa bodysuit reformation

Reformation, Jessa Bodysuit, $68, Reformation

Boohoo PLain black body

Sofia, Basic spaghetti strap body, £8!, Boohoo


Reformation, Serena Bodysuit for Boobs, $78, Reformation

Tall Plunge long sleeve body black asos

Bell-sleeved plunge bodysuit -Tall, £18, ASOS

80s neon pink high cut swimsuit

80s Neon pink, high-cut swimsuit, £42.60, Etsy

Vintage swimsuit

Vintage mesh multicoloured swimsuit, £26.14, Etsy

Get in the mood with our 80s Playlist.

Jamila x

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Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

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