Look, I know we’re always looking for new pantsventions (that’s pants inventions) to cover the lower halves of our bodies, but really, this is just not right. Thakoon is a bonafide genius when it comes to structured style, but we’ll definitely be skipping these “layered” leggings, which are just a $378 way to look like a total schlub. I guarantee, I can recreate the Thakoon look with a couple of off-the-rack items from my local Kmart, but no one would ever mistake it for high-fashion. But if you’ve got an extra $400 to spare, by all means, have at ‘em. [$378, Shopbop] Keep reading »
We included skinny cargo pants on our list of trends we hope die in 2011 for good reason, but these cargo leggings deserve a separate shout-out of their own. The combination of skintight spandex and lumpy thigh pockets not only creates a supremely unflattering silhouette, it also encourages the wearing of leggings as pants (another trend that made our list). For shame! [$176, Shopbop] Keep reading »
Check this out: Mind What You Wear is a Dutch label that does what it calls “guerilla fashion” to promote non-conformism, awareness, and small revolution through dress. They’ve got a number of bizarre and off-beat items (try: a sock for your penis, fake Louis Vuitton bags printed with the word “fake” on them, etc.) but the one we found neatest was this pair of braille leggings, which would literally give new meaning to someone feeling you up. One thing we wonder—what do they say? [Mind What You Wear] Keep reading »
Paris Hilton gives us definitive proof that leggings should not be worn in lieu of pants while out shopping with her mom yesterday. She also makes a good case for why wearing underwear is awesome. [Beverly Hills, 11/22/10] Keep reading »
When the weather outside is frightful, these J.Crew leggings will be so delightful. The retailer makes it easy to crave these warm leggings that beg for lazy Saturdays with hot cocoa. (They are called the “ultra-lounge pant” after all.) Vintage-style heathered fabric brings the casual, while a skinny fit makes the stretchies presentable enough that you can throw on a pair of boots and a parka for grocery runs, if you must leave the house.
After much consideration and deliberation the winner of The Frisky’s DIY studded leggings contest is Banana Hammock! About what she would pair these leggings with, Banana Hammock wrote: “I recently found some TO DIE FOR 4 inch patent red heels at a thrift store!! They would be just the splash of color to bring out the edgy-ness of these tights!” Keep reading »
There’s leggings. There’s jeggings. So what the hell are “treggings”? It belies my maturity level when my first guess was “triceratops leggings.” But no, treggings are a cross between leggings and trousers. A hybrid, if you will. Treggings are formfitting from the thighs to the legs, but are more structured on top and often have a zipper. Personally I would just call these “tight pants,” but what do I know?
Anyone else think the cutesy names for various types of leggings are getting silly? [FabSugar] Keep reading »
Did Beyonce Knowles‘ House of Dereon fashion line steal the idea of these studded leggings from Icelandic fashion brand E-label? That’s what Helba Hallgrimsdottir, who co-owns E-limited, claims. At left, E-label’s Heavy Metal Leggings designed by Asgrimur Mar Fridriksson. At right, Beyonce in House of Dereon’s version from the fall 2010 lookbook. Supposedly, Beyonce bought the E-label’s leggings last year at a London Top Shop. “I didn’t twig straight away that this was her own label: I just thought she was wearing our leggings,” says Hallgrimsdottir upon seeing the disputed pair. “It is practically just copy/paste.” There’s so much studding going around we’re more prone to thinking it was a coincidence or inspiration. What do you think? [ONTD] Keep reading »
Come fall, Calvin Klein Legwear will launch Ultra Fit, a line of control tights and leggings. The opaque jersey tights and leggings will have a a ribbed control top, flat seams, and a comfortable, wide waistband that stays flat against the stomach. Ultra Fit is meant to give the wearer a sleek and clean appearance. Now you might be asking yourself: “Isn’t it a little late for Calvin Klein to get into the leggings game? Didn’t leggings hit the fashion graveyard?” Keep reading »
As with all trends, the fashion tides change and we’re forced to re-think those outfits that were so frequently featured in our wardrobe rotation. (I think Jessica and Susannah have proven that…) The latest trend to hit the fashion graveyard are those ubiquitous leggings, which quickly became a fan favorite despite original hesitation, given their throwback to the ’80s. Everyone fell in love, Lindsay Lohan made a little spending money off the trend, jeans were translated into legging form, and the question, “Are they pants..?” was asked more than we can count. Though leggings have stuck around for a few seasons, it seems that with fall’s heavy influence of long skirts and pants, there’s just no need for the leggings we’ve come to love. In an effort to diversify your bottom choices, we suggest going the suspender tights route, or even picking up a pair of those awesomely bad spandex shorts with a bit of lace. And say a tearful goodbye to your favorite leggings. [Guardian U.K.] Keep reading »