Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Must-Have Item: Leggings

The public in all its mass glory has taken to leggings the way it once took to skinny jeans, a trend that lingered in the spotlight beyond its 15 minutes and can only be described as having transcended from fad to necessity.

For fall 2009, ready-to-wear designer runways featured varied versions of leggings from gold lame, jewel-encrusted and skintight leather, to the new "tregging" - trouser leggings.

To support the trend of rising hemlines on dresses and skirts for this spring/summer 2009, leggings present an option of modesty and a "runway to realway" alternative to wearing the daring lengths so prevalent today.

Our two top reasons why leggings have become a wardrobe staple:

1. Fabulous and versatile for any age - Empty nesters can wear them with longer and leaner tunic shirtings with statement necklaces and blazers for age appropriateness and added sophistication.

2. Elongate the legs - Leggings in simple dark hues as black and navy elongate the legs beautifully when worn with any layering pieces.

Our favorite leggings: Rachel Pally super long leggings or leggings with band. Black, simple, with extra wide waistband for comfy fit. 98% modal construction means perfect stretch for that not-too-thin, not-too-thick fabric consistency.

Available now at the shop online: Leggings with band.

More stock coming for fall 2009.

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