No matter what we wore back then, there was a good chance that we were going to throw some leg warmers on top of it too. Rocking some hard acid wash jeans with a matching jacket? Gotta put some leg warmers on that. Wait, do we need to go to the movies in our Madonna skirt and tights, ripped in just the right places? You know what’s going to great with that? That’s right, leg warmers.
Leg warmers made every outfit better, not matter what. I never really understood the craze but I went along with it, because that’s what everyone else was doing. When I saw Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance” I was convinced that leg warmers totally made her look as great as she did. She looked young, healthy and talented which is exactly the kind of person I wanted to be too.
Remember that dive roll she did? She was working hard and sweating up a storm. I remember trying to do my own version of a dive roll in the basement while hanging out with my pet Chihuahua. He looked at me like I was nuts and stayed on the other side of the room. I’m glad I didn’t break my neck.
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite music videos ever.
Best of the 80s