Expert: Leggings are not trouser replacement; hemlines too high

Published: 11th January 2010

Expert: Leggings are not trouser replacement; hemlines too high
One fashion-forward style guru has criticised the most recent questionable trend to dominate fashion: the use of leggings as a substitute for trousers.

Andrea Petrouon of ShinyStyle said that with tunics, dresses, shorts and skirts are all perfect for matching leggings with usually, so long as they stayed layered beneath them as "it just made good sense".

She continued: "Apparently not."

Ms Petrouon was sad to see that now, "hemlines are rising and crotches are emerging" and people are wearing leggings with t-shirts, or with blouses, with even cropped tops getting in on the deal, making her question whether people have forgotten the rule or not.

She concluded: "Or perhaps it's because, in these times of recessionista thrift, we can now pass off three millimetres of clingy spandex as 'trousers', like they used to make birthday cakes out of hat boxes in the war. Perhaps."

One chief style-wrecker in this sense is Kelly Brook, ShinyStyle pictured, who was also spotted wearing fishnet tights in the West End despite the plunging temperatures last week.

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