History of Leggings in the Fashion World

Leggings have been worn for many centuries by both men and women. Recent times have however seen them remain fashion attire for just ladies and no longer men. Though some wear them to look fashionable, they also help protect the skin by keeping it warm. Leggings were also used to protect one form getting bitten by insects or animals like ticks. Originally, they were worn in Scotland during the 14th Century all the way to the 16th Centuries. Back then, they were designed as two separate parts for each leg. As they spread to other parts of the world, they changed in their make and their usage. Some were even made from pure leather. Leather leggings were mainly worn by men who were preparing to go out hunting or mountain climbing.

As the years advanced, leggings became a fashionable attire rather than protective clothing. Vegetable tanned leather became the most preferred material for making them; the same that is used even today. In the 19th Century, leggings became common attire put on by women and young girls. Still, they were made in pair-as two separate parts for each leg. The early 60′s-1960 is the era when they hit the stores. These were much tighter than the latter ones and also came as one. The modern leggings were attached at the top like a normal trouser. These are the times that saw them becoming more of a woman’s cloth than unisex clothing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistication With Women’s Fashion Accessories

Nothing feels better than when you walk out of the house and feel put-together and sophisticated. Most women can successfully pick out flattering clothes for their body type, and have an idea of what generally works with their figure. However, it is the finishing touches most of us have a problem grasping, and it is those finishing touches that can add true style, class, and personality to an outfit.

Women’s Fashion Accessories can be anything you add to an outfit and include jewelry, pins, shoes, belts, scarves, hats, glasses, tights. One way to make an outfit complete is to work with contrasting colors. Contrasting colors sit opposite one another on the color wheel. If you are wearing neutral colors, black, white, grey, brown, or very subdued tones, you might want to try to add a pop of color. Pick a bright color, and wear two accessories in that hue. Dark jeans and a black top will look drab on their own, but add a pair of red pumps and a red handbag, and you have one sultry outfit! Read the rest of this entry »

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