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Are Leggings Like Cupcakes — Eternally Appealing?

Yum and I recently got in a heavy conversation about leggings and cupcakes. She pointed out how peeps are still craving cupcakes. I then spoke of the evolution of leggings the past few years and how since they came back — was it '06? — they have highly evolved. Mind you, when they came back it was the standard black calf length, they have manifested into different textures, colors, and materials. They're taking on a life of their own, it's pretty cool. Lindsay Lohan may have been on to something . . . See Stella's laser-cut leather leggings she recently wore with a frilly purple dress, Givenchy's romantic draped and ruched pair from their Pre-Fall collection, and Taylor Momsen in the now highly-popular liquid legging. From high fashion to Gossip Girl, leggings appear to be here to stay. I quite fancy the use of luxe materials, cue Doo. Ri's Fall runway and Victoria Beckham in Armani. But please remember: the longer, the more flattering, the better. So I beg your answer: are leggings like cupcakes — eternally appealing? Or is it just the resurgence of the '80s in fashion? Have you found yourself drawn back into the skintight web of leggings?

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iwontfadeout iwontfadeout 7 years
I like leggings (although leggings don't look good on everyone), but I only like them if something is also worn and covering the hips/pelvis/butt/privates area of the leggings. Otherwise, it's kind of awkward, especially if the person has cameltoe.
Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 8 years
emalove emalove 8 years
I personally love leggings...and I agree, Ilanac13, they're very similar to tights!
EcoGirl EcoGirl 8 years
i really can't live without my leggings !
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
I don't think of Peggy Bundy, though that is funny. I think of Edie Sedgwick!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i see the relationship and i agree. i feel like they are both something that lasts the test of time. think about it girls - we wear tights under skirts, and well - leggings serve the same purpose don't you think?
michaeluvnikita michaeluvnikita 8 years
does anybody know what brands of leggings is stella wearing? thank you greatly appreciate the help.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
They're okay...I've rocked them on occasion but I don't if they'll forever be in style.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
haha pinkpeory -- me too ! "Oh Allllllll" ;)
pinkpeonygirl pinkpeonygirl 8 years
Besides, they don't suit me.
pinkpeonygirl pinkpeonygirl 8 years
Leggings have indeed reinvented themselves, but I can't help associate them with Peggy Bundy and that, dear ,can never be a good thing. ;-)
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