Kmart brings back 1980s classic stirrup leggings

Back to the 80s! Shopper spots $ 17 tights with STIRRUPS in Kmart – after retro flared leggings took the fashion world by storm

  • Kmart is now selling a unique style of leggings that was popular in the 1980s
  • The store has reintroduced stirrup leggings designed with foot holes
  • An eagle-eyed shopper noticed the buy and shared a photo online
  • While some were thrilled, others weren’t as pleased with the product’s return

Kmart has brought back a ‘retro’ style of leggings as 80s-inspired activewear continues to make a splash in the fashion world.

The popular department store has reintroduced stirrup leggings designed with foot holes to hold the pant legs in shoes.

The $ 17 product also features a mid-rise elastic waistband and a slim fit.

Kmart has reintroduced stirrup leggings designed with foot holes to hold the pant legs in shoes (pictured)

Shopper Tya noticed the buy on store shelves and couldn’t believe her eyes.

‘Not a hack but what in the actual 1980’s Kmart? Stirrups are back ladies and gents! ‘ she wrote and shared an image to the Kmart Hacks & Decor Facebook group.

But the internet seemed divided over the throwback item, with some excited and others believing stirrup leggings should ‘stay in the 80s’.

In the 80s the unique leggings were often paired with leg warmers and sneakers when exercising

In the 80s the unique leggings were often paired with leg warmers and sneakers when exercising

The $ 17 product also features a mid-rise elastic waistband and a slim fit

The $ 17 product also features a mid-rise elastic waistband and a slim fit

‘Omg I want .. no I absolutely NEED a pair of these in my life,’ one person wrote.

‘What section are the leg warmers in to go with that?’ another joked.

Another said: ‘I hated these as a kid and I hate them now. Why would anyone bring these back? ‘

‘These were sh * t when I was a kid let alone now as an adult,’ a fourth said.

Other 80s trends also seem to be coming back into fashion with the return of flare leggings and jeans.

Other 80s trends also seem to be coming back in fashion with the return of flare leggings and jeans

Other 80s trends also seem to be coming back in fashion with the return of flare leggings and jeans

Fans of the Aussie label have been wearing their flare leggings to yoga, Pilates and even out for brunch in gray, black and terracotta tones

Fans of the Aussie label have been wearing their flare leggings to yoga, Pilates and even out for brunch in gray, black and terracotta tones

Elite Eleven Sporting launched its $ 70 Auraflare leggings in March as a super affordable and high quality alternative to options on the market from Lululemon and Alo Yoga.

The company has sold 2,000 pairs in total, online and at both its Highpoint and Chadstone stores, with three colourways on offer for customers.

‘We’ve had influencers and celebrities love these from all around the world including Maria Thattil, Barbie Blank Coba, Celeste Bright and Skai Jackson,’ a spokesperson told FEMAIL.

The black option

The gray option

‘I’m purchasing these in every color, they are divine,’ said one shopper

Despite their fun appearance the leggings are squat proof and made for the gym, with no front seam and a poly / elastane fabric blend that ‘feels like clouds’.

‘We range up to size 3XL so that everyone can feel confident and comfortable in them,’ the spokesperson added.

Fans of the Aussie label have been wearing their flare leggings to yoga, Pilates and even out for brunch in gray, black and terracotta tones.

‘I’m purchasing these in every color, they are divine,’ said one shopper.

And the gym isn’t the only place women are loving their flare options.

A pair of sisters posed up in the denim wash, making comparisons to the Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake double denim 'vibe'

A pair of sisters posed up in the denim wash, making comparisons to the Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake double denim ‘vibe’

Australian women are snapping up an iconic pair of denim flared jeans from Best & Less as part of the retailer’s new fashion collection, and they’re a steal for $ 35.

The store launched two new shades in its Chloe Wide Leg Flare Jean and have already sold out of the size 8 in the light blue tint.

Plenty of stylish social media mavens have taken to Instagram in recent days sporting the high waisted number, which will be perfect as the weather begins to cool down.

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