Leggings as trousers—perhaps the most surprising trend of the year. It's not that we don't enjoy a comfortable jersey-clad moment when lounging around the house, it's just we never expected them be considered high fashion again.
But these past few months alone, the likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Kim Kardashian have all been spotted wearing the stretchy staple, sometimes smartened up for a night out, sometimes worn dressed down in classic athleisure style. But all of these leggings have two things in common: They're luxury (read: expensive), and they're worn as trousers, rather than a hidden-away layer under an oversize T-shirt or dress.
With this in mind, we spoke to online retailer Lyst to discover which luxe leggings their shoppers have been searching for. So is this just one of those celebrity trends, or is it a goer in real life? Turns out, it genuinely is an item everyone is getting on board with: Over 900 shoppers in the UK searched for a pair of leggings on Lyst this month. That's a lot of leggings love.
But which particular styles are resulting in the tills ringing? Well, unsurprisingly, as per Kendall et al., they're after the more high-end versions and seem to be more than happy to part ways with a far bit of cash in order to get a long-lasting, fashion-forward fix. As they're versatile and can be worn with pretty much anything, buying a pair that you really love and will flatter your shape makes complete sense.
Keep scrolling to find out the five most popular leggings on the internet and where you can shop them.
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