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.
Get the Look:
Yummi by Heather Thomson, Black Bodysuit, £35, Net-a-Porter
Ceekit, Baywatch Swimsuit, £22, ASOS Marketplace
Dimepiece LA, Thong Bodysuit, $48, DimepieceLA
Missguided, Lace Front White body, £18, Missguided
Reformation, Jessa Bodysuit, $68, Reformation
Sofia, Basic spaghetti strap body, £8!, Boohoo
Reformation, Serena Bodysuit for Boobs, $78, Reformation
Bell-sleeved plunge bodysuit -Tall, £18, ASOS
80s Neon pink, high-cut swimsuit, £42.60, Etsy
Vintage mesh multicoloured swimsuit, £26.14, Etsy
Get in the mood with our 80s Playlist.