DIY thigh high leg warmers and garter shorts

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Knitted pants and long thigh high leg warmers have been a big catwalk trend this fall. Was it Jean Paul Gaultier that brought them back first in traditional knitting patterns (who else?) or Alexander Wang in one color. I think these could be made from a long second hand thigh length sweater. Cut the sides open and sleeves out. Pin them around your legs with the hem facing your ankles. Sew together with a straight stitch and cut away extras. The top edge can be finished with an elastic band sewn to the inside with a zig zag stitch. It helps to keep them up! Or you can combine these with denim shorts that have suspender ends sewn as garters and a cropped second hand army sweater. Your fall legwear look is complete. Smoking hot in cool weather.

Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010 wool leg warmers:

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Mara Hoffman thigh high wool knit leg warmers:

Mara Hoffman thigh high wool knit stockings 1
Mara Hoffman thigh high wool knit stockings 2

Denim shorts with suspender ends as garters. These are by Bitching & Junkfood via Urban Outfitters.

Bitching & Junkfood Urban Outfitters Fall 2010 garter shorts 3
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Bitching & Junkfood Urban Outfitters Fall 2010 garter shorts 1
Bitching & Junkfood Urban Outfitters Fall 2010 garter shorts 2

Photos via Pixie Market, Style.com, Urban Outfitters and Cantare.

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3 comments:

  1. Love leg warmers- sexy as!

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  2. love the last few pics... these look damn cool!

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  3. You can find a cheaper version of the garter shorts on Etsy:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/effortlesscool?ref=si_shop

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