The best way to wear leg warmers is as an extension of boots or shoes. Doing so lengthens the legs by creating a horizontal visual line between the top of the leg warmers and the bottom of the next horizontal garment up.
Leg warmers add bulk and visual weight to the legs. This balances the outfit, especially when paired with a short skirt or dress, knit scarves about the neck, patterned sweaters, or any coat with a flare at the bottom. These types of outfits make the wearer appear bulky. Leg warmers streamline the look by drawing attention downwards and can be worn over skinny jeans, tights or bare legs.