It seems like suddenly every woman and girl on the street is wearing the same thing: leggings or skinny jeans. Did all females simultaneously decided to make this fashion choice while I wasn’t paying attention?
I knew that leggings and skinny jeans were a thing, but suddenly they are the ONLY thing. I noticed this on a recent trip to New York City. Nearly every woman there was wearing skinny pants of some sort with boots. And now I’m seeing it everywhere… even on older women in my local grocery store. How did this happen?
It’s not that I don’t like this look. I do. I will be glad to go out and get some comfy leggings and tunic tops. Being that I have a super long torso I certainly welcome tunics. I am just taken aback by how suddenly and how ubiquitously this fashion trend happened.
Is this what it was like when low-waisted, flat-chested dresses appeared in the 20s? Mini-skirts in the 60s? Shoulder pads in the 80s? Is this the defining look of the Teens? (Will we call this decade the Teens? )
I have been wondering what would come along to distinguish the teens from the oughts, but I never would have guessed it would be skinny pants. One of the interesting things about aging is witnessing the way trends come and go. And how trendy things come to seem so normal.
When shoulder pads were a trend, I didn’t realize they were a trend. I liked the way they made you appear less rounded – more tailored. And I loved wearing long jackets – which were also popular then. You could hide a lot of flaws with a long jacket and shoulder pads. I thought that look was here to stay. I thought it would become part of the vernacular of women’s fashion; a classic look. But instead it became laughable. Who knew?
I wonder how long this current trend will last. And what will be next?