Those Damn Legs Again

There really isn't that many places leggings can go.  Robo plated, metallic, wet-look, lace, embroidered, velvet devore, cut-outs, ripped, holographic, spandex, colour-blocked, all manner of graphic treatments.  It isn't such a sad conclusion so much as an acceptance that standout leggings are pretty much the norm and in demand.  Leggings only brands circulate around blogs in wave like motion and Costume Dept is no different.  

The thing is though, since sequins, prints, holographic/metallics etc have been seen before, it sort of renders Costume Dept's A/W 09 collection a little on the safe side.  I'm more interested in this other elements of this expanded collection such as…

… the fringed hoodie…


… the matt black sequins that they used for the detailing on these shirts for guys and gals…



…even the yen, dollar, pound = YSL sign shirt that no doubt will get backordered to death…


But then I get walloped with these embroidered mesh beauties and it was Sister Wolf who flagged them up to me.  I can't quite see whether the tufts of material is a bit of tulle, chiffon or erm pom pom material… all I know is I see legs that need to be peeking out under a short dress or skirt… (as much as I want to artfully pose naked and cover my non-existent cleavage…).


31 Replies to “Those Damn Legs Again”

  1. I think it’s quite easy to really exaggerate with leggins… anyway, I prefer strage/elaborated once: simple black leggins are not chic, not special, not flattering…. unless you wear them as tights, without showing they end at your ankle/under your knee.
    I’m considering if I have a short-enough and wide-enough dress to wear those you just posted =)

  2. Something needs to happen, in order to make these leggings live in your closet.
    Although personally I would prefer to remove the two tufts at the hip. There is no way in hell that that part of my body would be shown to the outer world if I owned them, and they would just make unnecessary lumps under clothing I think.

  3. Fringed hoodie!! Very cool – a possible DIY, in fact? I burst out laughing when I watched the small world video in your last post. GOOD TIMES. (My sister was deathly afraid of the one in Disneyland paris) xoxo

  4. The YSL sign shirt made me laugh as it reminds me of the £$€ mugs sold in the LSE student union shop. LOVE the fringed hoodie though.

  5. That hoodie reminds me of Darth Vader, who I have an irrational fear of. Eep.
    The tights are totally you though, I hope you find away to acquire them and bring more justice to them than anyone else could.

  6. @mash – i think you can buy these pieces at
    not until July though!
    until then we can all fantasize about those smashing leggings ~ thanks susie!!

  7. I love the way that photo is styled – with the focus entirely on those gorgeous leggings. But…. isn’t selling clothes about WEARING them? So I reckon we need to see how you would style those leggings, maybe even get them to send you a free pair for that purpose 😉 xx

  8. Has read all in detail, excellent blog! There is no way in hell that that part of my body would be shown to the outer world if I owned them, and they would just make unnecessary lumps under clothing I think.

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