Fashion Legacy

Leggings have come along way since being used by men for warmth and protection during the 13th century.

Over the centuries, hunters, soldiers and cowboys wore leggings underneath as two separate garments.

As time passed, leggings took on the form of a single garment and hit the fashion world in the 1960s as nylon.

While leggings have been seen throughout generations, modern-day leggings are edgier than ever, with different textures, fabric and prints including jean leggings (“jeggings”), pleather and velvet, to name a few.

In fact, leggings are so popular that one out of every three costumers purchase at least one pair, according to Fashion Q employee Melissa Aranda.

Iconic fashionista Patricia Field credits herself with inventing modernized leggings in 1979, according to an article written by The Sun newspaper. Field is best known for her work as costume designer, stylist and fashion designer for TV shows, inlcuding “Sex and the City” and “Ugly Betty.”