Pump Up the Jam, 'Cause These Stirrup Leggings Make Me Wanna Dance With Somebody
I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it. And while that's truly how I feel about my Old Navy stirrup leggings, it's also the lyrics of the song playing on my speakers as I type.
Let me back things up. When it comes to my typical workout wear, I seem to have gotten into a real (yet unintentional) 1980s groove with an affinity for colorful matching sets and biker shorts and oversize tops. But, on a recent online shopping trip, I spotted these throwback pants that made me go one step further, picturing fitted bodysuits and big blowouts (which are also two favorites of mine).
I was even more excited when they arrived. Not only does the sleek fabric feel great against the skin, the stitching makes my short legs look longer and leaner, too. I immediately turned on some '80s dance music, and that's how we got to this point where I'm pausing the playlist to head to a workout class. Find out how they fared there — and shop for yourself — ahead.
Stirrup Leggings: Good For Pilates, Great for (Solo) Dance Parties, Too
Sure, it's not the impromptu party-for-one I had in my apartment with music blasting, but I did want to try out these leggings for an actual workout. I opted for a Pilates mat class so I could appreciate the foot detail without shoes or socks. I loved that the high waist didn't roll down when I was seated, and there's a petite option, so there's no baggy stirrup situation down below.
While I'm not planning on hunting down leg warmers (yet), I can't wait to wear these in a dance class in the future. In the meantime, I've pulled out an off-the-shoulder workout top and a colorful scrunchie . . . and found Jazzercise on demand to live out my retro fitness and fashion dreams safely at home.
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerSoft Stirrup Leggings in Annatto
I adore the vibrant red of these Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerSoft Stirrup Leggings in Annatto ($30, originally $45). I'm definitely ordering the matching Old Navy Medium Support Powersoft Cutout Sports Bra ($25, originally $33) next.
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerSoft Stirrup Leggings in Plum Wine
These purple Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerSoft Stirrup Leggings in Plum Wine ($30, originally $45) would look pretty with blush-colored tops, too.
Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerSoft Stirrup Leggings in Black
You can't go wrong with a pair of Old Navy Extra High-Waisted PowerSoft Stirrup Leggings in Black ($30, originally $45), especially if you're looking to wear this style with sweaters and proper shoes, too.