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Old 09-24-2019, 03:28 PM
Celyn is offline
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Originally Posted by Flyer View Post
... thing that I do remember is leg warmers. I liked (and still like) some things about 80s fashion, but I never understood how leg warmers were ever considered sensible or desirable in any way. They just looked goofy.
I used to wear them unfolded, if that's the right term. They tended to be worn with the bottom bit doubled up and the top bit doubled up, but I took to wearing them full length, keeping them in place with a large elastic band. My version probably looked even goofier than most, but going to and fro on a low-powered moped in the winter, they did actually serve a reasonable leg-warming purpose, just not their original one*.

* to help dancers avoid muscle cramps or something.