Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Foundation of Leggings

We’ve seen leggings worn as pants in the 80’s but this time around it’s a lot cuter. I personally don’t own legging and probably won’t wear them but in many cases I find them cool.

Leggings in the form of skin-tight pants made its way into fashion in the 1960s and were worn with a large belt and slip-on high heels or ballet flat-styled shoes. Of course the 80’s and early 90’s had leggings as pants or even under something like shorts (see Beverly Hills 90210’s first episodes). In 2005 leggings began to make a "comeback" into the world of high fashion by pairing capri-length leggings with mini skirts with this resurgence continuing into 2006. They are also now popular to wear with oversized, long sweaters. Also, tight leggings began to merge its style with denim, spawning the high fashion design called the "skinny jeans".

Leggings can be worn different ways:
1. Shirt, mini and leggings
2. Tunic and leggings
3. Leggings under dress
4. Extra long sweater and leggings
5. Dress and leggings

Now if you’re small like me, be careful because some ways can make you look very short. It’s due to the outfit being broken up with a long shirt, a mini and then capri length leggings that makes your body look shorter then it actually is.

We’ve all seen leggings in solid colours but they can be striped, plaid, animal print and even with graphics like skulls. There are so many to choose from and only seven days of the week to wear them.

Celebrities and runways have been showing leggings since early 2005. Right now they seem to be huge everywhere with regular teens. Is this fad going to last? I give it at most two more years but that’s just my opinion.

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