How to use Legwarmers in a sentence
If you can't remember some of the most infamous funky 80s hairstyles, this list will surely send you flashbacking to the era of roller rinks and legwarmers.
Head bands were often worn in bright electric hues to compliment leggings and legwarmers.
Enjoy a blast from the past with authentic 80s legwarmers.
While 80s fashion for women wasn't as groundbreaking as earlier decades, there were still hallmarks that defined the 80s like nothing else, including 80s legwarmers.
In addition, legwarmers came into vogue.Advertisement
While previously, legwarmers were generally confined to ballet dance studios and were worn to keep dancers' muscles warm and loose, part of 80s fads and fashions included taking legwarmers out of the ballet class and into aerobics class.
After all, aerobics participants get hot and sweaty and don't need the warming benefits of 80s legwarmers.
Once 80s legwarmers moved into the gym, it wasn't long before they moved out of the gym and into the general fashion arena.
Women wore their favorite 80s legwarmers with mini skirts, jeans and even shorts.
Typically, women scrunched the legwarmers below the knees, so the look was slouchy and casual.Advertisement
Any type of shoe worked with 80s legwarmers, from sneakers to ballet flats to high-heeled pumps.
You can always look up 80s fashion pictures to see how creative women were in making 80s legwarmers part of their wardrobe.
Olivia Newton-John's video for Physical and movies like Footloose helped propel 80s legwarmers to even more popularity, but the fad largely died down by the mid-80s.
So can you get away with wearing legwarmers today and not look like a fashion victim who woke up a couple of decades too late?
Legwarmers made a brief comeback on the runway in 2005, but they didn't enjoy the same popularity they did in the 80s.Advertisement
Along with stirrup pants and long tunics, 80s legwarmers may have already seen their heyday.
If you're having trouble locating 80s legwarmers and if you're crafty enough, you can knit your own.
There are dozens of free legwarmers knitting patterns that you can try, either for yourself or the dancer in your life.
Your legwarmers can be as simple or elaborate as you like.
If nothing else, legwarmers kept plenty of women's calves nice and toasty all year long!Advertisement
Women embraced big hair, eye shadow in every vibrant hue of the rainbow, miniskirts, off-the-shoulder sweat shirts, push-down socks, legwarmers, neon anything and so much more.
Legwarmers, brightly colored leotards and off-the-shoulder sweatshirts were the big phenomenons that really took off, thanks in great part to Jennifer Beals' memorable performance in the film.