Queue Madonna’s “Hung Up.” Everyone knows that leg heaters had run within the ‘80s. Sure, some individuals couldn’t stand them, however a lot of the world adopted the pattern and thought they have been the bee’s knees. And as if we haven’t already seen a justifiable share of ‘90s and Y2K vogue traits reemerging this yr, leg heaters at the moment are formally again too. We’re not pulling your leg. Not solely have they already made their viral debut on TikTok, however celebs are sporting them, and the runways are crawling with the pattern. Even New York designer Lindsay Vrckovnik not too long ago confirmed to Vogue, “the 2000s and all of its traits are again, together with leg heaters.”
However first, background. Whereas leg heaters initially emerged within the ‘80s as a method to maintain dancers’ ankles and decrease legs heat throughout apply and warm-ups, it didn’t take lengthy for the pattern to achieve worldwide recognition as trendy over simply purposeful. Actually, the ‘80s have been affected by vogue statements — padded shoulders, spandex, leotards, and bright-colored leg heaters. After all, no pattern comes again precisely the identical. Whereas the hallmark of leg heaters within the ‘80s was shiny colours, the pattern’s revival largely seems to function impartial colours with a give attention to completely different textures, making this comeback accessory-focused.
Resulting from its trendsetting glory, you merely can’t speak about traits (particularly revived ones) with out speaking about TikTok first. Not solely does #legwarmers have hundreds of thousands of views, however customers are even making their very own DIY leg heaters and demonstrating how they model the pattern. TikTok person @annasgh0st made the pattern grunge by pairing black leg heaters with a denim mini skirt, black fishnet tights, and a newspaper print prime. One other person, @awlilaa put her greatest foot ahead, demonstrating how she stylishly wears her cotton-ribbed leg heaters along with her Mary Jane sneakers.