The Little-Known History of Leggings

As any true fashion girl like yourself would tell you, knowing the origin of your favourite trends makes wearing them all the more gratifying. And there's arguably no bigger trend right now than the leggings trend. We're all well aware of the old adage that everything in fashion comes back again (just take a look at the recent revivals of '70s, '90s, 2000s, and now '80s trends),  but when it comes to leggings, they have been coming back for centuries. We were surprised to discover that the origin of leggings dates way back to the 14th century, and it was men who were the first to wear them. But since the mid-20th century, leggings have been a closet staple for It girls and those who love them. We took an in-depth look at 

Given their lengthy tenure, we decided to take an in-depth look into the storied history of the leggings craze, which has been largely dictated by celebrities, just as it is today (we're looking at you, Gigi). Keep scrolling to get all the facts about the 7 century-long history of leggings. 

Keep scrolling to get all the fascinating facts about the 7 centuries-long history of leggings and shop leggings inspired by each period in time. 

Now that we've covered the lengthy past of leggings, find out which legging trends are coming for your closet in 2017.

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