5 Things Why We Applaud The Renaissance of Leggings
It is hard to believe but ten years have
already passed since the great comeback of the leggings following their 90’s decay.
Many could think that this would be only an ephemeral revival—but now it seems
they have become our wardrobe basics.
There were some years when leggings were not
so welcome in high fashion circles, but due to their practicality we still wore
them with pleasure. However, the spring season of 2017 became a milestone in
the history of the leggings as they marched back onto the catwalk, most
spectacularly at Balenciaga’s runway show. Their boldly colored, lustrous,
stretch-satin legging pants—often featured with built-in pointy high-heels—have
emerged to be the dazzling gems of the collection.
This is how the once just comfy and practical turned into one of the chicest trends that no fashion blogger would fail to mention this season.
When last September, delighting in some
beautiful, shiny stretch fabrics, we decided to experiment with active wear
pieces and created our first pair of leggings, we did not know, how well we were
tuned in to the spirit of times.
Now we are telling you why we love leggings in 2017.
1. Because we can spice up our closet with them
We can make an ordinary ensemble unique by a
carefully chosen pair of leggings. There is no need to change our whole attire—it’s
enough to just get hold of a few bold pairs to cheer up our garment with. They
don’t necessarily have to prevail over our entire appearance, they can work
well when just peeking through the folds of a midi dress or the wings of a long
coat. We can wear even our brightest, most boldly printed leggings in an
elegant way, if we pair them with unicolored, minimal style dresses or
2. Because it makes us happy just to look at
For color-lovers like us, it’s good news,
that it seems, the conquering, net detailed, predominantly black and gray,
sporty leggings cannot supersede the happy colored, excessively printed ones. Fuchsia,
lilac, bright red or turquoise, playful and abundant prints are making their
way on the fashion palette. Besides the shiny metallic colored pairs we too have
created a range of printed leggings in our S/S 2017 collection to match our
swimwear and kaftans. They feature geometric pattern designs and bright or
3. Because you can wear them anywhere
From dogwalk to catwalks, feel free to wear
your leggings anywhere. With short or midi dresses, with oversized tee-s or blazers,
with ballerinas or high heels—there’s room for a pair of leggings at a variety
of places and occasions. With the same pair of leggings you can set up any kind
of apparel from the romantically elegant to the minimalist, from the disco
queen to the master of jogging tracks. If we would want to make a statement
about leggings on the street, matching colored high heels are a must this
season. Old but gold: we cannot make a mistake if we let ourselves be inspired
by Farah Fawcett’s look from 30 years ago: shiny leggings with oversized blazer
and a stylish belt.
4. Because you can wear them for work-out
Our own leggings’ main characteristic is
comfort. The printed ones—besides being good candidates for hip fashion items—have
the qualities of excellent sport fabrics, as well. They are two-way stretch, but
still keep their shapes, let the air through and are even furnished with
UV-protective properties. When designing the style, we voted for high-waist
since it grants more comfort and gives your curves a flattering silhouette. The
little belt loops allow you to embellish your pair as you wish, or even to
attach to them the blouse of a matching PELSO three-part swimsuit. We have
already deployed our leggings at yoga classes, wore them when running and
cycling, and we happily recommend them to you, too.
5. Because they are for girls just like us
For us, who leave in the morning in a hurry and get home late, whose days are full of adventures and unexpected situations, who would like to look pretty but would want to make no compromises in comfiness and style, who are cheerful and like sharing their joy with others.