There’s a long history behind the ubiquitous black leggings that anchor your everyday workout and athleisure looks. They’re just the latest big hit in a 100-year hosiery evolution that’s been driven by everything from technology to world events to, yes, fashion trends. Take a trip down memory lane to find out how we got here. Then breathe a sigh of relief that nude pantyhose are no longer a thing.
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