History of Leggings in the Fashion World





Leggings have been worn for many centuries by both men and women. However, recent times have seen that they are still fashion clothes for only ladies and no longer men. While some wear them to look at fashion, they also help protect the skin by keeping it warm. Leggings were also used to protect a shape from being bitten by insects or animals such as ticks. Originally, they were used in Scotland during the 15th century all the way to the 17th century. Then they were designed as two separate parts for each leg. When they spread to other parts of the world, they changed in their spouse and their use. Some were even made of pure leather. Leather leggings were mainly used by men who were preparing to go hunting or rock climbing.

When the years were accomplished, leggings became a brave dress instead of protective clothing. Vegetable tanned leather became the most preferred material for making them; same as used today. In the 1800s, leggings became the usual dress for women and young girls. Still, they were made in pairs as two separate parts for each leg. The early 1960s is the time when they hit the shops. These were much stricter than the latter and also came as one. The modern leggings are attached to the top as a regular trousers. These are the times that saw them become more of a woman's fabric than unisex clothing.

In the 1980s, the usual clothes became worn at the gym and other sports games. In the 90's they hit the streets and spent short skirts, dresses, sweaters and big shirts. Today they also wear shorts. Other than the tightly fitting leggings, new designers have tried to replace the older materials with others. Skinny jeans for example are believed to have borrowed a lot from the latter. Leggings for men received a renaissance in 2007 when they beat the model track scene during the annual fashion week. Today, they have become an accepted way of dressing even in the corporate world as an official wear and tear. Being made of varying colors, styles, designs, sizes and stretchable materials makes them a fabric for everyone. But besides wearing the gym, today's man is not yet putting them on.