Saturday, March 14, 2009

80s Awesomeness! ~ 2

This week for 80s Awesomeness! it's--

LEG WARMERS!!!


You know you had at least one pair of these totally awesome, rad, pointless things. But OMG I had to have them!!! If I remember correctly, I didn't wear them as fashion, just for gymnastics. I swear. Really. I was too young to bank on the fashion side.

I think now, if girls do wear them, they're over those stab-you-in-the-eye high heels as a sort of throw back fashion statement but this was a pretty common way to wear them back in the day. I guess they kind of acted like reverse socks and had dual functionality in keeping your legs warm in the winter but I'm sure they'd get pretty itchy in the summer. But seriously, you were such a loser if you didn't have a single pair of leg warmers! I mean, why wouldn't you? Look at them!


9 comments:

ralfast said...

For some reason that first pic scared the hell out of me!

Donna said...

Could it be the head-to-toe Pepto Bismol look?

ralfast said...

Could be?

Shalonda said...

I wore leg warmers all the time as a child. My mother kept me fashionable.

So because I loved them so much when I was younger, I bought a pair last year and actually wore them out in public.

Donna said...

Nice, Shalonda! Hey, if you have the confidence to wear them, why not?

Raf, did you get the books yet?

uninvoked said...

I had something similar...they were basically leg warmers, but with extra padding so when someone missed a foot sweep in judo, it didn't hurt...as much...

Hillary said...

My friends and I were just wearing those yesterday for our Spanish project!

ralfast said...

Not yet, I'll corner the mailman on Monday to see what's up with that.

Donna said...

LOL, Hillary! What kind of Spanish project were you doing?

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