The markets for leggings and athleisure are massive, with sales topping £34 million in 2016 and "sales expected to nearly double by 2020," according to Fashionista. This means that we're going to see more and more people wearing stretchy fabrics, and we'll definitely require further inspiration on how to style and wear the latest iterations of leggings for 2018 (and beyond). So who can we turn to for such a sartorial dilemma? Kim Kardashian West of course. During the latter end of 2017, we spotted Kim K—a leggings fan of the highest degree—wearing a load of different leggings outfits that we reckon will be the biggest trends of 2018. True, these looks aren't exactly for the wallflowers of the world, but we've come up with alternative styling suggestions to make them appropriate for the day as well. Keep scrolling for the biggest leggings trends of 2018.
Style Notes: This isn't just any blue. Well, of course it isn't, we are talking about Kim Kardashian after all. The star stepped out wearing a pair of cropped metallic leggings, a sheer bra and a blazer undone, accessorised with a Prada nylon bag. If you're keen on the leggings but not the upper part, just wear a double-breasted blazer done up. Heels are a must.
This pair from Mark's and Spencer are pleasingly subtle.
Style Notes: This is perhaps the most daring of the leggings outfits. And yes, you're basically looking at footless tights becoming a bona fide outfit choice on their own. If you want to go for the Kim look, you should. But, if you want to do something a bit more demure, then wear a mini dress over the top or a wrap dress to flash a bit of sheer leg.
These ones are even on sale.
#3: Leggings as eveningwear
Style Notes: Trousers and leggings are arguably on opposite ends of the smart-outfits spectrum. However, there loads of fashion brands with black leggings rendered in thicker, more evening-appropriate fabrics that give you a streamlined look and are totally acceptable to wear with heeled boots or sandals.