For anyone who has ever lounged, yoga-d or run to the grocery store in a pair of leggings, you know that it can be hard to negotiate your way back into regular pants. While leggings are decidedly not pants – many women have been looking for ways to incorporate these stretchy pants into more of their everyday wardrobe. It seems that comfort has won over the masses and women (myself included) simply refuse to give up their leggings! Good news! With so many new options and innovations, you don’t have to. Read on for my overview of the latest trends in leggings.
I am not one for fashion rules however, I firmly believe that leggings are not pants. In order to get around this fashion faux pas, we have the tregging. A hybrid of the words ‘trouser’ and ‘legging’ these are actually leggings that you can wear to work. They are typically made of a thicker material than your average pair of leggings and are cut like a slim pant.
With it girl of the moment like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner spotted around tinsel town after hours in moto inspired leggings, the demand for leggings with ‘tough detailing’ like faux leather patches, zippers and strategically placed rips has increased. Alo Yoga’s Co-Owner and CEO Danny Harris confirmed this trend in a recent interview with Who What Wear, “What we’re really seeing is the runway trend of street-tough details like panels and distressing going strong based on the major demand for our Moto and Ripped Warrior leggings,” says Harris.
Believe it or not, the most pinned pair of leggings on Pinterest are an ankle length pair in – wait for it – white. While the thought of wearing white leggings may seem daunting, the Alo “Sheila” leggings are super stylish and functional with their supportive fabric and wide waistband that features “tummy flattening” technology. The eggings have received over 58,000 re-pins on Pinterest – maybe they’re worth a try!
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Sheer panelling has been a slowly emerging trend in leggings over the years. Currently it seems as though every major athleisure brand has their own version or versions. Paired with a long tunic or top, these leggings can easily take you from studio to Starbucks.
by Kim England