Forever 21 ankle ruffle leggings cankles included


We think leggings have finally come full circle.

When they first came back into our lives a few years ago, they were ridiculous, in an “Oh God, not the 80s AGAIN!” kinda way.

Then, gradually, they wormed their way into the collective consciousness, and became almost-acceptable, in an “I can’t quite believe I’m going to say this, but they’re actually quite versatile,” kinda way.

Now, with the arrival of these ankle ruffle leggings from Forever 21, leggings are, once again, completely and utterly ridiculous. In fact, we can’t even bring ourselves to arrest them because we’re laughing too hard at them.

That’s never a good sign.

Forever 21 ankle ruffle leggings, $22


  • September 24, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I see Forever21 couldn’t think of what to wear them with. I’d suggest a Polyvore challenge but the version they have aren’t nearly as extreme as these.

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  • September 24, 2009


    all I can think of is a poodle.

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  • September 24, 2009


    i think they just decided to make these pairs super-80s to remind us of the humble begining of leggings
    they clearly used the tops of those ruffled ankle socks that were ever so popular with grade schools girls back in the day as bottom adornments on those leggings
    if F21 ever puts out a version with wee lil pom pom balls on the bottoms i will know i am right

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  • September 25, 2009


    they look like they’re for pirate outfits! but need more ruffles for that.

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  • September 25, 2009


    Oh no, next we’ll be wearing them with slouchy socks again won’t we?

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  • November 1, 2009


    Does anybody remember Clive James’ chat show, and his sidekick Margarita Praka…Pracka…Pracha – whatever her name was. These remind me of the appalling outfits she wore.
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  • August 6, 2014


    I happen to think that the ruffle leggings are cute. I tried to purchase a pair, but they are sold out. Since I am good a sewing I am going to buy a pair of black leggings and add my own ruffles. Forever 21 has really cute clothing.

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