Jeggings just got some competition in the “what’s fuglier?” contest. Behold Stella McCartney‘s “denim printed” leggings. They’re part of her line for Adidas, so we assume the idea is that you wear these to the gym? Really?
To get more specific, the description says that these are actually tights, but since they’re footless, we wonder if they’re closer to tights or leggings. This now challenges one of our firm fashion rules: Tights are not pants. But what if your tights are printed to look like pants? Still no. [Adidas.com] Keep reading »
Nearly a year ago, we blogged about designer LaQuan Smith and his chain mail stockings. Now, none other than Vogue‘s editor-at-large, Andre Leon Talley, says First Lady Michelle Obama needs to go out and buy herself some LaQuan fashions. So, who’s this designer you may have never heard of? Well, he’s 21, African-American, and his grandmother taught him how to sew when he was 13. “She gave him a sewing machine and he made his whole collection in his grandma’s apartment in Queens,” reports Talley. Seeing as Lady Gaga and Rihanna have already jumped on the LaQuan bandwagon, it’s only fitting the First Lady should follow suit, no? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Man, it’s been a bad year for pants, hasn’t it? Leggings, jeggings, harem styles, the return of acid wash. And then there have been moments when trendsetters have eschewed them altogether. Further proof they’re in full-on teenage identity crisis mode? Trend de la Creme points to the latest wave of disturbing styles so brilliantly put as, “when a unicorn vomits below the belt.” Some examples: the attempted pop art designs from the Basso & Brooke spring 2010 collection, rainbow-happy panties for men, plus some Matthew Williamson draped trousers.
Identifying trends—even micro-trends—is a tough job. So we decided to fact-check the unicorn barf movement against a standard control for horrific trends: American Apparel. Our findings after the jump. [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »
As the hours of 2009 slip away, end-of-year lists are clogging up the internet, and everyone’s become nostalgic about the end of another decade. The year has seen some crazy trends, especially the obsession with leggings in all forms. Though we’ve poked fun at mashing two words together to create a new term for crazy clothes, it seems the good people at the Oxford English Dictionary aren’t joking around. Where once the term jeggings was a quick and easy slang term for skin tight jeans, it’s now totally official. With the new year, comes a new dictionary, and along with “Tweetup,” “unfriend,” and “zombie banking,” going forward, “jeggings” will be considered an official dictionary word. What out-there words will 2010 bring? [Guardian] Keep reading »
Combination clothes are nothing new. After all, jeggings have officially become a thing, we disclosed our love for bleggings, and shooties are all over department stores. Don’t know what those are? Here’s a quick refresher. Jeggings are jean leggings, bleggings are black leather leggings, and shooties are shoe booties, but that’s only the beginning. We’ve already predicted the future of combination clothes, but it seems we missed an option … sheggings.
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What are “Tron leggings,” you ask? According to Trend de la Creme, it’s a new style in body-skimming pants that (perhaps inadvertently) mimic the look in futuristic movies (à la “Tron Legacy,” which is the sci-fi flick coming out in 2010 based on the ’80s classic). Usually black, they feature studded patterns against a dark background that make your pants look like maybe there’s a computer or star ship tracking device in them. Available at large chains like French Connection, Bebe, and Topshop, apparently they’re making the rounds with the young folk. Keep reading »