On Trend – Leggings

Did you know that leggings go back hundreds of years?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 Leggings are a type of skin-tight garment that covers the legs and may be worn by both men and women. Originally, leggings were two separate garments, one for each leg.

Modern leggings are typically made from a blend of lycra (aka spandex), nylon, cotton, or polyester blend, but can also be made from wool, silk, and other materials. Leggings are available in a multitude of colors and decorative designs. Leggings are sometimes worn fully exposed, but are more traditionally worn partially covered by a garment such as a skirt, a large t-shirt, shorts, or fully covered by an outer garment, such as a full length skirt.

Leggings are typically ankle-length, and some are stirrupped. Some are shorter. Leggings are worn to keep a person’s legs warm, as protection from chafing during an activity such as exercise, or as a decorative or fashion garment. Leggings are worn by both men and women during exercise but usually only by women at other times. In contemporary usage, leggings refers to tight, form-fitting trousers that extend from the waist to the ankles.

History

Leggings of the Native Americans (Karl May Museum, Radebeul).

Leggings in various forms and under various names have been worn for warmth and protection by both men and women throughout the centuries. The separate hose worn by men in Europe from the 13th to 16th centuries (the Renaissance period) were a form of leggings, as are the trews of the Scottish Highlands. Separate leggings of buckskin leather were worn by some Native Americans. These were adopted by some Long Hunters, French fur trappers, and later by mountain men. They are the leatherstockings of James Fenimore Cooper‘s Leatherstocking Tales. The Buckskins were mostly a dull grey brain-tan, not the bright, glossy vegetable tanned leather commonly used today.

Cowboys wore leggings of buckskin to protect from chapping caused by riding, wear and tear to their pants, and bites from animals, such as snakes or insects in the scruff, such as ticks.

In many places, especially in colder countries such as Russia or Korea, men and women continued to wear wool leggings into modern times, often as an additional outer layer for warmth.

The linen pantalettes worn by girls and women under crinolines in the mid-19th century were also a form of leggings, and were originally two separate garments. Leggings became a part of fashion in the 1960s, as trousers similar to the capris pants but much tighter.  Read more


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Zazzle recently launched all-over-print leggings and the designers have jumped in with some incredible offerings:

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 Pastel Waves Leggings Metallic Lavender and Purple Leggings Paw Prints Leggings Rainbow Stripes Leggings Rich Red Black and Gray Stripes Leggings Purple Black Stripes Leggings Black and White Stripe Leggings Red and Green Snowflake Leggings Green Snowflake Leggings Very Berry Leggings Red Hearts on Red Leggings Gold and White Floral on Lavender Leggings Denim Shorts Leggings White Shorts on Red with Initials Leggings Gold Purple Green Spiral Blooms Leggings Orange Pink Green Floral Leggings Amber Brown Floral Leggings Jewel Color Doodles Leggings Soft Green Leggings Rose Wine Leggings Plum Purple Leggings

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Check out these fun leggings from Shein

Light Grey High Waist Criss Cross Tie Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)
Light Grey High Waist Criss Cross Tie Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)

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Black Cutout Lattice Detail High Waist Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)

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Purple Hollow Tie Skinny Leggings -SheIn(Sheinside)

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Trending on Redbubble

Redbubble leggings are available in a variety of colors, prints, and patterns from international designers.

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Culottes Trend

Remember when culottes were a staple in every woman’s wardrobe?  Combining the functionality and comfort of slacks or shorts with the feminine look of a skirt, it makes you wonder why they lost favor in the fashion world.  Let’s check out this new “old” trend.


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Sunshine Yellow

Sans Souci cut out top
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Rosie Assoulin floral pants
$2,080 – farfetch.com

Flora Bella beach tote bag
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Kate spade scarve
katespade.com

Rainbow glasses
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How to wear

From street style stars to A-listers, everyone seems to have jumped aboard the culottes train, making them an “It” silhouette for all seasons. Still, something about voluminous short pants—also known as gauchos—doesn’t exactly scream wearable and flattering to a lot of women.


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Grey Pockets Tie-waist Bow Vertical Stripe Wide Leg Pants

Multicolor Swan Printed Zipper Wide Leg Pants -SheIn(Sheinside)
Multicolor Swan Printed Zipper Wide Leg Pants

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Pleated Wide Leg Pants

Trending at Sammy Dress

Once for a whole year! You don’t want to miss it! Sammydress’s mid-year sale is on now! Spectacular savings on never before discounted items. Just for you!

Printed Wide Leg Palazzo Pants For Women
Printed Wide Leg Palazzo Pants For Women – $10.90

High Waist Solid Color High Slit Palazzo Pants
High Waist Solid Color High Slit Palazzo Pants – $25.34


Chic Black Tank Top + Capri Palazzo Pants Women's Twinset
Chic Black Tank Top + Capri Palazzo Pants Women’s Twinset

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Dress Under $50 in Colors!

Colors are in – and there are so many choices!

Competition is fierce these days for women’s clothing and the online retailers are always offering discounts. Lets take a look at those colorful summer dresses that are so trendy right now and so affordable:


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Dress Under $50 in Colors!

Colorblock dress
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Colorblock dress
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Wristlet purse
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RoseWholesale

Stylish Slash Neck Floral Print Belt-Tie Dress

Price: $16.08

Floral Print V Neck Sleeveless Beach Dress

Price: $20.03

Round Neck Sleeveless Plum Blossom Print Dress

Price: $10.36

Round Collar Sleeveless Printed Jacquard Dress

Price: $10.36

Jewel Neck Sleeveless Floral Print Midi Dress For Women

Price: $13.06

Scoop Neck Geometric Sleeveless Tie Dress For Women

Price: $12.56

Round Neck Sleeveless Color Block Spliced Skinny Women’s Dress

Price: $10.36

Stylish Flare Sleeve V-Neck Floral Print Dress

Price: $17.57

Spring New Arrivals


Sammy Dress

3 4 Sleeve Floral Print Jewel Neck Dress
3 4 Sleeve Floral Print Jewel Neck Dress – $9.20

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Round Neck Sleeveless Plum Blossom Print Dress
Round Neck Sleeveless Plum Blossom Print Dress – $8.78

from: SammyDress.com

Sweet Colorful Print Round Neck Dress
Sweet Colorful Print Round Neck Dress – $10.19

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Women s Scoop Neck 3 4 Sleeve Printed Floral Pattern Dress
Women s Scoop Neck 3 4 Sleeve Printed Floral Pattern Dress – $13.79

from: SammyDress.com

Sweet Sleeveless Round Neck Checked Color Block Dress For Women
Sweet Sleeveless Round Neck Checked Color Block Dress For Women

from: SammyDress.com

On sale for $11.91

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SheIn

Multicolor Sleeveless Tribal Print A Line Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Multicolor Sleeveless Tribal Print A Line Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

$18.99
Red Strap Floral Backless Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Red Strap Floral Backless Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

$18.99
Red Spaghetti Strap Floral High Low Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Red Spaghetti Strap Floral High Low Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

$27.99

New fashions added daily at SheIn.com


Lulus.com

Most of these lovely dresses from Lulus are a bit more than $50, but I couldn’t resist:

Island Ready Blue Print Midi Dress
Island Ready Blue Print Midi Dress – $54

Transport yourself to tropical beaches year-round in the Island Ready Blue Print Midi Dress! Woven poly is light and breezy over adjustable spaghetti straps, and a triangle bodice adorned in a blue, orange, red, turquoise, black, and cream mirror print.

Mine all Mine Beige Floral Print Dress
Mine all Mine Beige Floral Print Dress – $46

Once you have the Mine all Mine Beige Floral Print Dress, everyday will be filled with sunshine! A lightly textured, beige woven poly has a peach, olive green, yellow, blue, and ivory floral print that climbs over a mock neck, and darted bodice.

Wanna Bet? Yellow Sleeveless Dress
Wanna Bet? Yellow Sleeveless Dress – $64

Why take a chance on anything else, when the Wanna Bet? Yellow Sleeveless Dress is a surefire win?! Lightweight Georgette swings from dual spaghetti straps into a billowy triangle bodice with back slit. Curving seams contour the flaring skirt for a twirly effect.

Seeing Chic Blue and Ivory Print Skater Dress
Seeing Chic Blue and Ivory Print Skater Dress – $58

We couldn’t have imagined a piece as perfect as the Seeing Chic Blue and Ivory Print Skater Dress! Ivory woven fabric (with a blue abstract print) forms a sleeveless bodice with princess seams and a V-neckline. Tulip skirt is finished with lovely pleats.

Mink Pink Backyard Bliss Orange Floral Print Dress
Mink Pink Backyard Bliss Orange Floral Print Dress – $89

Our perfect Sunday involves sunshine and the Mink Pink Backyard Bliss Orange Floral Print Dress! Soft woven fabric with a bright orange, mint, ivory, pink, and taupe floral print sways from a halter bodice with princess-seams and crocheted lace trim.

Spring Dress

Accessorize your floral dress for Spring

We’ve all seen it;  a cute flowery Spring dress worn with sneakers or bland sandals and a handbag holdover from the Winter months.  Don’t sell your lovely floral print spring dress short – accessorize with a lovely scarf, shoes, and a handbag to achieve a carefree but polished look – a bit of fun with attention to detail can make a just the right statement this time of year.


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Spring Dress

Short dress
choies.com

Tote handbag
zaful.com

Alexander McQueen scarve
$335 – alexandermcqueen.com

 

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Lulus.com

Chic clothing & accessories – LuLu*s is THE destination for trendsetters around the world.


“Wonderful Ways Ivory and Blue Print Skater Dress”


“Toss Up Tan and Light Blue Reversible Tote” – $49

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“Fun-Seeker Navy Blue Suede Platform Wedges” – $30

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“Mink Pink How’s the Serenity Pink Print Halter Dress” – $102

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“Sadie Blush Pink Suede Lace-Up Heels” – $34

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“Mariposa Beige Beaded Clutch” – $41

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Spring New Arrivals
Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

Stargazer Lily Collection

Introducing my Stargazer Lily Collections

Fashion, home, and accessory designs with my painted Stargazer Lilys in pretty pinks and reds.  Florals in very trendy in 2016 – everything pretty, girly, feminine – the more flowers the better!


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Stargazer Lily Collection
Stargazer Lily T-shirtPink Lily Printed ShoesStargazer Accessories BagStargazer Sunglasses

From my Zazzle Store

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NOTE:  Not all variations are shown – click on a product to see all sizes and versions available.
Contact me at info@karlajkitty.com if you would like to see this design on a particular product.
Artwork and design by Karlajkitty.

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 Women’s Chiffon Top Leggings Scarf Mini Skirt iPhone Case/Skin Samsung Galaxy Case/Skin iPad Case/Skin Laptop Skin Laptop Sleeve Throw Pillow Mug Travel Mug Tote Bag Studio Pouch Drawstring Bag Sticker Spiral Notebook Hardcover Journal

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Denim Style

What’s your denim style?

From the return of the raver jean (wallet chain not included) to the Vetements renaissance and a lighter shade of ’70s flares—there’s no shortage of options in spring denim. See which jeans have you written all over them.  Read More


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The big trend in denim pants is ankle scraping flares with high waists – kind of  a 70’s / 80’s fusion:

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Frayed Wide Leg Denim Blue Pant -SheIn(Sheinside)

Blue Pockets Fringe Denim Pants -SheIn(Sheinside)
Blue Pockets Fringe Denim Pants -SheIn(Sheinside)

Demin skirts are are enjoying a big comeback:

I love this retro look with the jean skirt and halter top – and those denim Jimmy Choo’s are to-die-for!

Denim Style

 More Denim Skirt Inspiration:

 Glamorous Be-Bop Baby Blue Denim Midi Skirt Buttoned High-Waisted Denim Skirt For Women Stylish Women s Bleach Wash Patched Bodycon Denim Skirt Stylish Women s Bleach Wash Lace Splicing Denim Skirt Blue Zippered Denim Crop Top + Side Slit Skirt Twinset

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These denim purses, hats, and shoes will take you right back to the 70’s

 Denim Design Sandals For Women Denim Design Shoulder Bag For Women Three Love Washed Denim Dress Sandals Vocation to Vacation Blue Denim Flats City Dweller Blue Denim Flats Braid for Each Other Denim Ankle Strap Heels Stylish Pure Color Denim Hat For Women Stylish Pure Color Denim Hat For Women

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My Denim Collection

Designed with the classic blue-black color and look of jeans – some with classic denim stitching graphics.

Customize if you like with your own image and/or text. Artwork and design by Karlajkitty.

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Spring Formal

Trending Spring Formal and Prom Dresses in 2016

I’m seeing lots of sparkle, tulle, fitted bodices, and ombre.  You can go for the princess look or be the sexy glamazon.  So how do you choose?

Try out this quiz from Seventeen Magazine:

What’s Your Prom Dress Style?

Take this quiz to find out the perfect prom dress to match your vibe.​
When I was going to prom it was all about spaghetti straps, fitted bodices, and tasteful flowing drapes.  I love that the current trends have found their way back to this.

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Spring Formal

 

Lovely and affordable gowns from Lulus

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Sunday Kind of Love Mauve Tulle Gown
Sunday Kind of Love Mauve Tulle Gown – $79

We’ll make dress shopping as easy as we can for you with the Sunday Kind of Love Mauve Tulle Gown! You won’t believe how gorgeous this mauve purple maxi dress is in real life, with layers of tulle wrapping a padded sweetheart bodice (with shoulder straps)
TFNC Lace & Beads Vera Taupe Beaded Maxi Dress
TFNC Lace & Beads Vera Taupe Beaded Maxi Dress – $168

Dance under the twinkling lights and watch as they light up the TFNC Lace & Beads Vera Taupe Beaded Maxi Dress! Lightweight Georgette covers a sleeveless, cutout bodice with a plunging neckline, princess seams, plus gunmetal and ivory beads (and sequins!)
Bariano Right as Reign Beige and Black Lace Maxi Dress
Bariano Right as Reign Beige and Black Lace Maxi Dress – $322

As Seen On Kristin of Wild One Forever blog! When something is as lovely as the Bariano Right as Reign Beige and Black Lace Maxi Dress, making it yours feels meant to be! A nude, sweetheart bodice with padded cups and black banding is topped by a sheer la
Sunday Kind of Love Seafoam Tulle Gown
Sunday Kind of Love Seafoam Tulle Gown – $79

We’ll make dress shopping as easy as we can for you with the Sunday Kind of Love Seafoam Tulle Gown! You won’t believe how gorgeous this maxi dress is in real life, with layers of tulle wrapping a padded sweetheart bodice (with shoulder straps), and expan

Cute dresses from LuLu*s!!!

 

Currently trending on Shein for the budget shopper

Black Apricot Sequined Splicing Flare Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Black Apricot Sequined Splicing Flare Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

from: SheIn

Blue Spaghetti Strap Backless Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)
Blue Spaghetti Strap Backless Maxi Dress -SheIn(Sheinside)

from: SheIn

Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com

Floral Dresses

Winter is gone and it’s time to bring out the flowers

Floral Dress from Shein

Floral Dress from Shein by karlajkitty featuring a floral print dress

Girly florals and princess dresses are huge this season, and run the gamut from wild multi-color blooms to more low-key monochromes.


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From Elle:

 

Inspiration

White Spaghetti Strap Backless ibiscus Floral Dress

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Get ready for an early spring with new fashions daily at SheIn.com

Billabong Lovely Roads Coral Pink Floral Print Dress

  • Price: $49.95

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Dimensions of Purple

Gorgeous purple fractal blooms bring your wardrobe into Spring

Fashion and accessories based on my “Dimensions of Purple” Fractal work. Featuring beautiful glossy glowing purple gems with tiny lavender petals surrounding.


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Dimensions of Purple

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