It’s Okay To Wear Leggings As Pants Again

This is one practical SS16 trend you’ll want to jump right into

Mary Katrantzou
19 Oct 2015

Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou
19 Oct 2015

Mary Katrantzou

Balmain
19 Oct 2015

Balmain

Balmain
19 Oct 2015

Balmain

3.1 Phillip Lim
19 Oct 2015

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim
19 Oct 2015

3.1 Phillip Lim

Skinny treggings in cord, $48.22
19 Oct 2015

Skinny treggings in cord, $48.22

From Asos.

Double-zip leggings, $49.90
19 Oct 2015

Double-zip leggings, $49.90

From Zara.

Paneled stretch jersey straight-leg pants, $541
19 Oct 2015

Paneled stretch jersey straight-leg pants, $541

From Donna Karan New York.

Metallic bronze snake leggings, $49.90
19 Oct 2015

Metallic bronze snake leggings, $49.90

From Topshop.

Moto-style wool-blend leggings, USD$1,054
19 Oct 2015

Moto-style wool-blend leggings, USD$1,054

From Sonia Rykiel.

Flared cropped leggings, $49.90
19 Oct 2015

Flared cropped leggings, $49.90

From Zara.

White stretch knit leggings, USD$675
19 Oct 2015

White stretch knit leggings, USD$675

From Donna Karan New York.

It’s not that it was never okay to wear leggings as pants (let no one dictate your wardrobe!), but the stretchy, skin-tight things have always been under fire for hugging every curve and causing the dreaded camel-toe.

Still, practical fashionistas like ourselves (and heartland aunties) have never abandoned them, because they’re uber comfy and perfect for any activity, from jogging to clearing out a buffet.

Now, they’re back in fashion as well. Leggings have been traipsing the Spring-Summer 2016 runways, though mostly not in the way you’d expect (that is, worn with longer tops or dresses).

Olivier Rousteing’s luxe versions in suede and muted shades of taupe and brown for Balmain were paired with equally skin-tight crop tops or ones that fell just past the waist, while peggings (leggings that look like pants) in evergreen colours like black, olive and beige were topped off with shorter blouses on the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway.

The only thing we’d recommend adding to these sleek, simple silhouettes? A camel-toe guard.

Above, some high street and brand name offerings you can buy and rock now.

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