Flash dance (1983)

Fashion in Films 1980s Flash dance

Copyright © 1983 Paramount Pictures

Flashdance, despite being canned by the critics, was dubbed “a preposterous success” by the guardian upon its release. Its success meant the youth of the eighties started following dance fashion, which included leggings and leg warmers, leotards and baggy off the shoulder sweatshirts with small plimsoles.  The dance craze of the eighties was catapulted from the studios and gyms into streetwear due to films such as Flashdance, Footloose and Fame.


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Written by Jemma De Blanche

Jemma De Blanche is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with a background in marketing and copy-writing, is in awe of all things creative and loves getting lost in a good book, a beautiful picture or the creativity of new collection. Jemma handles the Fashion in Film pages and the Men's catwalk reviews.

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