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by Jesse Starling

The 80’s was one of the most iconic era’s for fashion ever. The 80’s was filled with all things tight, bright and high waisted even in the surf industry. The trends were all about  tie dye, paisley, big chunky shoes such as doc martins and flared jeans. We saw this slowly fade out into the 90’s when the rise of the grunge faze came into play. However, recently 80’s fashion has decided to make a major comeback throughout brands all across the world even including some of the leading surf brands such as Billabong, Rip Curl and Roxy. And to be really honest with you we do not have a problem with it at all. It’s been a long time coming but we’re super glad to see it make a comeback and hope it is here to stay. So let’s take a look at some of the brands newest 80’s comeback fashion. 

Josie Prendergast, Alessa Quizon & Laura Enever rocking the 80’s style pic: @billabongwomens instagram

Billabong womens have recently launched their new Psychedelic range which is jaw dropping. The very old school clothing goes side by side with the electric coloured wetsuits. All pieces are a great staple for the wardrobe going into any season around the world. Oh and did we mention the Blues Motel collection they just dropped! Filled with all things pastel and paisley. With a variety of swimwear cuts and clothing styles to help everybody find their perfect fit. Billabong are going above and beyond to make sure everyone finds something to match their individually perfect shape and size. We love the direction that billabong womens style is going and we can’t wait to see what they release next. 

Click the link below to check out the billabong womens website: 


The @curvysurfergirl rocking the new ripcurl suits! Pic @ripcurl_womens instagram

Funnily enough as I sit here writing this article I am actually wearing one of Ripcurls new pieces from their recent winter range that is all things 80’s and Tie dye. Along with the Tie dye filled collection of clothes and swimwear, Rip Curl also brought back the return of the all over fluffy jumpers. Boy oh boy are those jumpers comfy. A variety of styles or colours in these jumpers to suit anyone! Rip Curl really hit the nail on the head with this collection. Loving all things Rip Curl this winter and look forward to seeing all things new in spring. 

Click the link below to check out the Rip Curl womens website: 


Mainei Kinimaka looking rad in the new Roxy range. Pic: @roxy Instagram

Roxy has always put an old school spin on all of their new school collections, however, this year they really took it to a whole new level. From pastel sweaters and hoodies, to matching tie dye sets roxy really hit the mark once again. A personal favourite in their new collection is the mid thigh length denim shorts. Truly love the comeback of this style short and hope it is here to stay. Looking forward to seeing more collections released as the year goes on! 

Click the link below to check out the Roxy womens website: 


Laura Enever retro backhand attack pic: unknown

As you can probably tell by now, we are very happy about the old school fashion styles coming back into play now! We are all about the new fashion movement going on within the surf brands as of right now! Cannot wait to see more from these brands and many more.



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