Women of a certain age may remember the all-lady wrestling show Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling that aired from 1986 to 1989. Mixing wrestling, elaborate costumes, campy sketches, and really bad raps that announced each character, GLOW was over-the-top in every way. Now, it’s the genius inspiration for Netflix’s new Jenji Kohan– produced dramedy starring Alison Brie (premiering June 23). To prep for the series, we looked to the past for some off-the-ropes style inspo. Wanna get Gorgeous? Nab these picks to cop the ’80s punk-rock look of bad girl duo The Heavy Metal Sisters, Spike and Chainsaw (Sharon and Donna Willinsky), who rocked the ring in the original show.
LONG SLEEVE CROP FISHNET, $24, TRIPPNYC.COM
SHIN IS IN LACE-UP UNITARD, $80, NASTYGAL.COM
ASOS ELASTIC WESTERN WAIST BELT, $18.50, ASOS.COM
FINGERLESS LEATHER RIDER GLOVES, $20, REBELSMARKET.COM
STAR AND CHAINS WRISTBAND, $19.95, TRAGICBEAUTIFUL.COM
WICKED LIPPIES IN ENVY, $6, NYXCOSMETICS.COM
GOTH WHITE CREAM/POWDER FOUNDATION, $12, MANICPANIC.COM
BY CALLIE WATTS
TOP PHOTO AND LAST FOUR PHOTOS: WWW.GORGEOUSLADIESOFWRESTLING.COM (G.L.O.W.)
This article originally appeared in the June/July 2017 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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