Even though leggings first made it to the fashion and popculture world in the 80s, they have since made a great comeback. Bright colors and patterns, shiny fabric, high waisted – we though we saw it all in the good old days. But since in the last few years the legging mania has been become an absolute craze let’s look at some legging trends.
What are Leggings?
Leggings (sometimes misspelled as leggins or legings) are tight fitting pants for mostly for women and girls. It’s not uncommon, especially among athletes to wear sports leggings but fashion leggings on men are a rare sight. Some people reffer to them as yoga pants (leggings are often made from soft and breathable fabric which provides great comfort for activities such as yoga).
Just like in the 80’s leggings spread from gyms and fitness studios to music videos and then flooded the streets, nowadays all the fashion designers, celebrities and fitness stars are crazy about leggings. Maybe it started with comfort but now it’s also about a statement: printed leggings, see through leggings and many many other variations make it such a cool piece with a personal twist. They are cool, comfy and versatile and will turn heads in and out of the gym!
Even such huge fashion designers such as Versace made leggings and guess what… Beyonce loves them! She was seen rocking these printed leggings multiple times.
The legging obsession has spread all over the high street and online stores. We are totally crazy about them, too! We love the colourful ones with crazy prints and also the sheer insert leggings which flash just enough flesh. At an affordable price, you can rock them with a pair of cool trainers and a plain vest during a run or a gym workout. Add a pair of boots or high heels and a sexy top/blazer for a more sophisticated look.
The cool thing is that leggings are usually made of soft and stretchy material which enables girls of all shapes and sizes to rock them. Just add the right top, shoes and accessories and you’re good to go! Prints can help hide or emphasize your favourite or least favourite parts of your body. Light and bright colors make things pop for the eye so they can draw attention away from a part of your body you don’t like or help emphasize one you love! Dark colors will make you look slim and super fit!
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