Talking about leggings, the first thing coming to my mind is Gisele Bündchen on the cover of British Vogue’s December 2011 issue. Shot by Mario Testino and styled by Lucinda Chambers, Gisele poses in rainbow, sparkly leggings designed by Pam Hogg. The multi-coloured, striped leather and lycra leggings were originally designed a few years ago, but their moment has finally come with a massive help of Vogue’s stylist. Designed with a feeling of glam-rock-meets-Parisian-chic, they are paired with a versatile white shirt, chunky layered bangles and the iconic Louboutins.
Types of leggings
Which leggings should I choose to look exqually appealing? There are some possibilites to choose from – different materials, colours, and lengths. You can wear leather, PVCs, lacy, knitted, plain, sequin, foil, snake, wetlook and lurex ones. There is a big variety of colours: black, gold, silver, pink, red, navy, blue, multicolour etc. And when it comes to length regular ankle-length is always a winner.
The most searched-for leggings are leather ones. PVC leggings are the budget-saving alternative that gives the impression of faux leather if they are matte. They are the definition of the place where fashion ends and fetishism starts. Widely criticised, it doesn’t prevent most style-conscious stars like Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham from wearing them.
Of course there’s nothing special in wearing wet leggings and looking like dominatrix but it’s a real challenge to pair them with something glam and win the battle of the fashionista of the year. It has always been advised to accessorize leggings with high heels or – less-typically – with a pair of flats for a more preppy look. As of clothes, pair your leggings with a ruffle blouse and a smart tuxedo jacket for the ulitmate neo-gothic glamour, a simple shift dress, or a trendy animal face sweater.