Leggings may just be one of the most comfortable articles of clothing a woman can have in her closet. Well, next to her sweats and her cashmere, of course.
However, there has been an ongoing debate: are leggings pants? And, diving deeper into the argument, if you do wear them as pants, how long does your shirt need to be? Not to mention the the questions swirling over crazy patterns and pairing them with heels.
It was once pretty clear that leggings were not meant to be worn as pants, but layered under long sweaters and skirts as if they were tights. And, in the past, there were a few simple rules that needed to be followed (remember those far too thin leggings walking around?), but now it seems like anything goes.
But, whatever your stance, leggings have found their place in the ebb and flow of fashion trends—they’re back, and far from just black. An array of colors and patterns are making their way into our drawers, and we’re pairing them with a whole mess of different things. Getting dressed has never been easier, so why not have a little fun with the outrageous not-really-pants-not-really-tights That’s why we’ve come up with a list of the craziest leggings we could find on the Web.
Check them out in the gallery above, and weigh in on the leggings debate below.