Fashion Fact #46- Leg Warmers

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Fashion Fact #46- Leg Warmers

Leg Warmers: Leg warmers are used to cover the lower leg and they are similar to socks but thicker and footless. They were traditionally worn by dancers in order to keep the calf muscles warm and to prevent cramping and muscle injuries.

In the 1980s leg warmers became popular among teenage girls because of films such as Fame and Flashdance.