“Leggings have been a ubiquitous part of most women’s wardrobes for decades without raising an eyebrow.” They first appeared as colorful streetwear in the late 1970s and early’80s. Then, in the’90s, black leggings became fashionable“anti-fashion.”
“As versatile and comfortable as a pair of beloved blue jeans, leggings are like that accommodating friend who’ll agree to do whatever we want to do.” Dress them up or dress them down, Hallay says. They’ve been our go-to wardrobe wingman for almost 40 years.
However:“An outfit with leggings should never read as intimate apparel— not if you want to go out of the house.”