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Leg Warmers: Cold Cloth Worn Around Ankles

September 7, 2009
By MelDay BRONZE, New York City, New York
MelDay BRONZE, New York City, New York
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In "high-class fashion magazines", lately I've been seeing broad shoulders, chunky bracelets, menswear trousers, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts, and slashed up everything. I can see how slashes can give shirts and sweaters that rocker-type vibe, but one article of clothing could probably do better without them; legwarmers. Originally in the 70's, brightly colored leg warmers were worn during aerobics and other workouts with tights, partially to capture sweat (like a sweatband) and partially because they looked cool. Now you can see them rhinestoned, glow-in-the-dark, polka dotted, and yes, slashed. Now, when something is slashed, it cannot be worn tight, so no longer are the leg warmers being worn around the legs, but the ankles. Also, they can't be used the way they were originally used, to keep warm. Legwarmers should be solid colored, and in one piece. They don't look trashy and don't look like loose miscellaneous fabric.

The author's comments:
I hope this gave a little piece of what fashion worn on models looks like in reality. It just doesn't fit, real life is too laid back to fulfill the glamour of models around the world.

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on Oct. 19 2013 at 7:25 pm
InTheAsylum SILVER, Henrico, Virginia
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Writing with a white crayon on white paper is like loving someone who doesn't like you back....It marks but, always invisible

The authors qoute in this is very true "real life is too laid back to fulfill the glamour of madels around the world.

on Apr. 17 2011 at 8:14 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Yeah I think the whole millions of colors that usually aren't put together is weird too. Oh and with those models goin' "Look flashy with these Spring Trends" thing is impossible. I don't know why any one would strut into Wal-Mart with a cute little pink sundress with a flashy hat and gloves maybe. If I had  leg warmers though I would wear them on my arms. :) 

on Jan. 19 2011 at 2:47 pm
Haleyelizabeth, Wallingford, Vermont
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"If it's meant to be, it'll happen."

i do too. And mine are white with holes.

but they came they way. i got them at Claires:)

on Jan. 6 2010 at 5:08 pm
sillyaardvarkabc BRONZE, Riverside, Connecticut
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I LOVE legwarmers!!! however, I wear my white, warm, holey ones. :)