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In this week’s episode of “Retired Fashion Trends Revived by TikTok,” we have an ’80s-inspired staple: leg warmers. The cozy accessory first gained traction back in the era of whimsical leotardsmatching tights, and those unforgettable workout VHS tapes hosted by the aerobics queen herself, Jane Fonda. While leg warmers have primarily been worn by dancers and ballerinas in an attempt to prevent leg cramps, they have since been reimagined to be worn in a variety of ways: under boots, over leggings as a cozy layer for runners and cyclists, and now , according to TikTok, as an alternative way to embrace the internet’s latest aesthetic obsession, ballet core.
While ballet fashion is inspired by the sport’s effortlessly feminine uniform, you don’t actually must be a prima ballerina to capitalize on the trend – as regularly demonstrated by celeb fans of the accessory such as Bella Hadid and Jennifer Garner. Whether you’re an avid yogi who needs a pair of flexible leg warmers to stretch in, a runner looking to add an extra layer of warmth to your workout ensemble, or just a fashion lover Hoping to breathe new life into TikTok’s balletcore trend, we’ve found the best leg warmers for any athlete or style icon.
From thermal leg warmers to knitted styles and even a pair from Amazon that look like the perfect dupe for a supermodel-loved style, our team of shopping experts have put together the ultimate guide to the best leg warmers to buy now and wear all winter long – with styles from only $5. Browse some of our favorites ahead!