I have a condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome that causes intense pain in my left ankle. Sometimes it is so bad that I can't wear socks. These legwarmers are exactly what I've been looking for because they are soft, they stay up, they are cute and they are warm, and they cover, but don't touch my ankle. I'm recommending these to everyone with RSDS. I don't know how durable they are yet because I just got them. I'm wearing them around outside and inside for daily use, not for dancing. I do wish I didn't have to hand wash them because I know that the bottoms are going to get dirty quickly. I may try washing just the bottoms or putting them in a garment bag to wash.
I love these in addition to my family of leg warmers. They are definitely a "lighter weight" and more like pants, but I think that can be something nice for when it's a bit warmer outside. They are more fashion than function, so they may not be the best choice for someone just in need of a standard pair of leg warmers.
I'm 5'4" and a size medium and they fit me very well. Just like the picture.
Also I received a pair with a few holes in them and Discount Dance Supply was very generous in sending me a new pair hassle free. I love this site, they are my first choice for every Internet purchase.
I just got these in and do not like the fabric at all. You could make these legwarmers yourself just by cutting off the top part of a pair of yoga stretch pants. I thought that they would be a knit fabric.