Stella McCartney Is So Over Wet-Look Leggings. And So Are We (At Least For Spring)

April 7, 2009 by SheFindsJenn
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Shiny, spandex, skin-tight leggings have taken over. The wet look is so homogenous, really, it’s almost like they’ve devoured all other types of leggings. But, Stella McCartney has a different idea.

Her new Degrade sequin leggings ($1,495) are shiny, yes, but light and transparent. They’re a strange nude gradient that gets darker toward the bottom, and fit more like ankle pants. And, although their price tag would run me the equivalent of three spring outfits, I have to applaud the direction Stella is trying to go.

Warm weather just doesn’t agree with black PVC. Below are three other spring alternatives to the dark, thick winter legging:

Top Shop Gothic Lace Legging

1. Topshop’s Gothic Lace Leggings ($44) in silver (also available in slate, hot pink, and neon orange/red) are decorative and still allow skin to peek through in a subtle way.


2. These Velvet Jordan Gauzy Whisper Leggings ($59) are a refreshing departure from the all-black look. Wear with a darker color on top to switch things up.

Spanx Vintage Footless Tights

3. I’ve had good experiences with Spanx hosiery for their quality and longevity, and these Spanx Vintage Semi Opaque Footless Tights ($28), here in Cafe, are a wise choice for evening.


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