It’s a fact that (gasp!) not everyone loves leggings, but it’s also true that they’re having a major moment. While fashion girls don’t traditionally gravitate toward them for sartorial excellence, daring new details—pinstripes, split hems, vibrant colors—give them new life. They’ve even shown up in recent designer collections from the likes of Balenciaga, Givenchy, Versace, Gucci and many more. When styled with a bit of nuance they look decidedly fashion-forward. Here, three ensembles to challenge the naysayers.
New Ways To Wear Leggings
Pinstripes lend modern effect to a pair of cotton leggings. Team them with an elongated tunic and structured accessories for total sophistication.
Black leggings are fresh when peeking from a midi-length dress. V-shaped vamps and sculptural earrings ensure an of-the-moment vibe.
For an evening spin, a tuxedo-style dress that hits at mid-thigh is chic over leather leggings. Standout accessories like a satin mini bag and sculptural slides add flair.