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Can We All Agree That Retro Activewear Makes The Cutest Halloween Costume?
It may be 2021, but not since the actual decade has the ’80s been more influential on the fitness scene. A whole new generation is finding inspo from old Jane Fonda workout videos and her outfits, whether for the gym or as a Halloween costume. ICYMI, Jane low-key ruled the era that birthed Jazzercise—images of her rocking a skinny belt wrapped around a bright leotard during her legendary workout DVDs are peak ’80s exercise.
Since then, plenty of people have been #influenced by Jane’s sweat style—just ask Lisa Rinna, who once released her own Jazzercise video after discovering Jane’s DVDs. Even Jane herself is still into it, which is all to say that if you’re looking for something to wear for Halloween or a themed event, an ’80s workout costume is a pretty genius option.
More than being on-trend, the look is super easy to pull off. Iconic styles include a fun leotard, bright tights, leg warmers, and a skinny belt. Ankle weights and sweatbands are optional but highly encouraged when fully leaning in. Pull these all together, and hey, Jane Fonda, is that you?
Don’t want to browse the internet for hours looking for the perfect look? This list has got you covered. The best part: You can easily use most of these items even after your party has come and gone. Here’s everything you need to complete your ’80s style fitness costume.
Plus, 29 other retro activewear staples that you can use year-round.