Leg warmers are probably the most recognised fashion fad to come out of the 80s. I certainly remember the girls at school wearing them over their jeans, although, in terms of practicality, the idea was pretty useless!
The craze started with movies such as Fame – there was also a popular TV series – and Flashdance, and also an aerobics and fitness craze fuelled by Jane Fonda’s workout videos. Spandex leotards, headbands, big belts and tights/leggings also became popular.
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