Leggings are elastic and very tight pants with a variety of uses. In cold weather, they are wonderful as long underpants used and in sports, they are happy to be worn in the gym because of the freedom of movement.
Classification of the category leggings
Even if they are hotly debated – leggings are an indispensable part of the fashion world and appear again and again with beautiful regularity. The name is derived from the English leg for leg. “Leggings” can be translated most likely with “gait”, but then does not sound very modern.
Cut, material and length
This form of legwear can be recognized primarily on a skin-tight seat – and in all places. The equally impressive stretch and conformability of the fabric is created by the use of Lycra and nylon fabrics, which are sewn with elastic threads. There are leggings in different lengths. If
- as a calf-length Capri model
- in Radler-section (hem ends just above the knee) or
- as Hot Pants –
they always sit like a second skin, ensuring maximum comfort.
The perfect use for leggings is in sports. The freedom of movement is not restricted, no flowing textiles cover the athlete body in front of the judges, the sweat is absorbed immediately and discharged to the outside. However, the simplicity and high functionality did not stand in the way of the triumph of leggings in everyday fashion – on the contrary.
In the fashionably quite experimental 80s, the leggings were worn with great enthusiasm to sneakers or pumps, combined with nylons or big-shirts and was even acceptable as business attire. (However, this only with a correspondingly serious top and exclusively in women’s fashion.)
Probably the wearer who puts her well-formed legs in the right light with a leggings. In conjunction with casual pullovers worn in excess length, the crisp leggings even managed a small artifice by cleverly distracting from small abdominal.