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Leg warmers are totally back

The '80s relic returns as an essential pre-workout accessory.

Some people associate leg warmers with 80’s-era Jane Fonda and Flashdance, but these chic little sweaters for your legs are having a comeback. We’ve spotted stylish women wearing them on top of leggings as they make the dash from the car (or subway) to the gym. Today’s leg warmers come in either bright styles or muted colors, and help keep muscles warm for Pilates, yoga or barre classes. Or just slip them on top of cropped leggings to make them winter-worthy; they can also do double duty under boots. Here’s a look at some of our current favorites.

savasana sock by lululemon

Beat the cold in these extra long, perfect for layering, socks from Lululemon. They're long enough to wear over the knee, or can be folded or scrunched down.
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hope leg warmer by me2roo

These hand-made crochet knit leg warmers are made in Kenya, and a portion of the sales goes directly to support the Chege Orphanage in Kenya. Look for the Hope leg warmers in three different styles.
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miss molly leg warmers by grace and lace

One down side to wearing leg warmers is having to remove your sneakers to take them off. That's not the case with these beauties from Grace and Lace. The Miss Molly has a convenient side button for easy removal. The touch of lace at the hem a stylish bonus.
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knee high leg warmers by toesox

For a pop of color, slip on a pair of coral pair of leg warmers by ToeSox, available at Gaiam. Or go with the more neutral charcoal hue. Either way, the chunky cable knit pattern keeps legs extra warm and can be scrunched down to cover the top of your feet or sneakers.
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heattech fair isle knitted leg warmer by uniqlo

We love Uniqlo for its high style and affordable prices—and especially for its soft Heattech fabric, which wicks away moisture and retains body warmth. Lucky for us, the brand’s leg warmers contain Heattech and come in a cozy wintry Fair Isle pattern.
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