Everything in fashion makes a fashion “comeback,” including leggings, the fashion staple of the early 80’s that evolved from the rise of the aerobics and fitness trend. Since 2005, we’ve seen leggings evolve in stylish new fabrics and colors to either compliment or complete an outfit.
For fall, stocking-like leggings work best underneath a skirt or dress. Leggings are also a popular look for underneath oversized long sweaters. However, the only way this trend has continued to stay strong over the recent years, is having designers re-vamp the leggings in order to keep it fresh and new, offering prints and details to its simplistic lycra design.
Ed Hardy’s Butterfly Skull & Roses Basic Leggings add an artistic flare to a simple wardrobe. These are best worn underneath an oversized solid color sweater or for a rock glam look that fits the Ed Hardy brand, dare to wear them with a pair of destroyed denim shorts, a simple white t-shirt and an edgy cropped leather jacket.
Some of the more popular style leggings seen over the recent seasons have been “liquid leggings” or those that reflect a patent leather look. BCBG Max Azria’s Snake Legging takes that great look and adds a snake-skin texture for a cool must have piece.
Exposed zippers have been the most recent rave in fashion, and it has not gone unnoticed by designers who are adding this stylish detail to every garment possible, including leggings. Juicy Couture’s Legging W/Side Zippers are a great way to spice up a boring outfit. Just slip a pair of these on, with a simple oversized t-shirt and some bold accessories and you’ll have pulled off that effortlessly cool look seen by some of Hollywood’s trendiest stars.
Leggings are a great fashion piece, especially for their simple-to-wear and comfortable style. Look for leggings to be around for a few more seasons and for their detailing to continue to evolve. Some other great styles are ruching, lace, and now even cut and destroyed styles. Whichever piece you wear, remember to keep the top simple…these aren’t your usual step aerobics leggings anymore!