ARE LEGGINGS AND ACTIVEWEAR TAKING OVER?
For the modern woman, the comfort and versatility of leggings or activewear cannot be underestimated. One of the few items in our wardrobe able to transition from office to gym to cocktails, today’s leggings are available in a plethora of styles and colours. A variety of fabrics are available to cater for the masses. This article will show you how to style leggings to look and feel like a million dollars.
We can thank the 1980’s for popularising cotton and spandex leggings, perfectly timed with the rise of activewear. Stretch pants today are much more sophisticated, but still feel super casual. These hot new styles of leggings will keep you looking fresh. At wholesale or retail level these styles are readily available
- Leather Leggings — Remember Olivia Newton-John in Grease? She wears high-waisted leather leggings in that fateful musical number to show John Travolta that she can be more “street”. Now, leather leggings are among the royalty of streetwear, serving as a more comfortable version of leather pants. Look for leather leggings with moto-pant details.
- Athleisure – Lovers of casual athletic wear, lycra and spandex have been seriously upgraded with new styles that show off your curves with sporty colour-contrasting accents and cut-outs.
- Printed — Printed leggings in high quality fabrics are taking over the market with fun patterns in tie dyes, florals, animal prints and geometrics.
- Embellished — Keep an eye out for embellished styles of leggings that include cool details like pockets, buttons, knee patches, studs and zippers.