They used to be vintage outfits for aerobics but now they´re one of the hottest accessories for winter. Leg warmers earned a seat in the glamor department for their ability to spice up a cozy winter look. And yet their glam are stretched even more so that they also add an attitude to different outfits regardless of the weather.
I myself is a big fan of leg warmers and I basically wear them during cold days. I love how they warm my feet and legs which are the weakest parts of me when I´m in the cold. Check out how I wore leg warmers here.
Recently I´ve been inspired by several beautiful leg warmer outfits that I saw around the web. I decided to make this fashion report.
Tip #1: Wear tall over-the-knee leg warmers with an LBD
There are two ways to do this. If your little black dress is a plain black with simple but cute cut, wear a patterned black and white tall leg warmers. However, if your LBD is full of striking details, you´d like to tone it down with pure black leg warmers. Balance the look with a gorgeous black blazer.
Tip #2: Show your curves with fitted long dress and leather leg warmers
These leather leg warmers are a recent creations of Victoria Beckham and it´s really sleek. She looked hot and model-like when she paired her leather leg warmers with slim black pumps and fitted two-toned long dress. While plenty of fashionistas gushed about this look, the no-visible-legs look with leg warmers isn´t unique on her, lots of runway outfits by different designers create the same buzz.
Tip #3: Layer up denim shorts with tights and leg warmers in boots
Give your fall and winter look a really big spin by layering denim shorts with tights, leg warmers in tall western or riding boots, sweaters, jackets and scarves. Choose a color for your leg warmers which contrasts the color of boots for a more noticeable look. Check out how I layered denim shorts, just add the leg warmers if you´d like to mimic it.
Tip #4: Accent a coat over dress look with bold leg warmers.
You can either wear a long coat over short dress or vice-versa, the key here is adding bold leg warmers that are surely to grab attention. Pick them in colors that complement but NOT match any piece in your outfit, they will quickly shine out. Long leg warmers for short dress and short leg warmers for long dress are your best tricks to apply for this look.
Tip #5: Redefine an 80´s look with cute knitted leg warmers.
I love how Cate redefined a luscious 80´s look by adding cute and modern knitted leg warmers. She picked them in neutral color, gray, to complement that vibrant cobalt bubble skirt. Slide your leg warmers over the cuffs of your ankle boots and remember to add a really edgy belt.
See: Chic Outfit Idea: Wear Gorgeous Leg Warmers
Tip #6: Wear leg warmers that complement your one-toned little dress
Whenever the need to strut that pretty little dress in one color, be it a con dress or a simple mini, team it up with leg warmers in colors that accentuate if not match it. My preference is to go for leg warmers in darker shade of your dress color, and then slip into killer shoes.
Have Your Say
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, how do you find wearing leg warmers? Which of the above leg warmers outfit idea inspires you the most?
I just love this style! I need to start pulling out my leg warmers from long long ago.
Ooh, thank you for this post! I love looks #3 and #5. I think legwarmers are really adorable, and I’ve never seen them with such modern coordinates, so it’s kind of fascinating to me. XD
LOVE leg warmers, but I just don’t have the guts to wear them!
Thanks for featuring me and my leg warmers today! I love this trend:)
I still heart OTK socks and leg warmers!
Heel in Mint says
Very inspiring post. I love leg warmers.
Heel in Mint
What great inspiration! Love leg warmers. I have way too many pairs!
they make leg warmers look so good, i need to overcome my fear of the dreaded thunder thigh and give this a try 🙂
andrea jarman says
I’m not too sure on the leather legwarmers but who knows they may grow on me. That said I love the 80’s look legwarmers but think in my mid thirties I may now be to old to wear them.