Those Damn Legs Again

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…).



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  1. Lucy - The Fashion Setter

    2009-04-21 at 3:06 PM

    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. cassiopeia

    2009-04-21 at 3:30 PM

    oh goodness… those leggings are just too too kwl!

  3. AngieMontreal

    2009-04-21 at 3:48 PM

    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.

  4. tanya

    2009-04-21 at 4:12 PM

    *sigh* a fringed hoodie… come to me…

  5. geisharock

    2009-04-21 at 4:14 PM

    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

  6. jennifer

    2009-04-21 at 4:17 PM

    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.

  7. corrie

    2009-04-21 at 4:23 PM

    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.

  8. Kate

    2009-04-21 at 4:40 PM
  9. Clar

    2009-04-21 at 4:48 PM

    That is some awesome sensual leggings.

  10. Joshua August

    2009-04-21 at 5:13 PM
    saw similar design quite some time ago. i think i like kiser’s overlapping design more. seems a more authentic play on the ysl logo

  11. mash

    2009-04-21 at 5:15 PM

    waw i actually love them so much <3 where can i find them for buy them please ?
    sorry for my bad english

  12. Karoline

    2009-04-21 at 5:31 PM

    Oh my god. Those leggings are to kill for:O


    2009-04-21 at 5:42 PM

    @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!!

  14. pretty face

    2009-04-21 at 5:47 PM

    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

  15. Jen

    2009-04-21 at 5:59 PM

    I think I need that YSL/money shirt in my life.

  16. iru

    2009-04-21 at 6:54 PM

    the fringed hoodie is other worldly… monastic, cool… just amazing!

  17. Kay

    2009-04-21 at 6:57 PM

    I like the look of Costume Dept. – the matt black sequins are a-maazing.
    As are those leggings. Crikey

  18. Lauren

    2009-04-21 at 8:08 PM

    They look more like footless tights to me…

  19. la chauve-souris

    2009-04-21 at 8:16 PM

    love this fringed hood!!! I am gonna make the same for sure 🙂 thank’s for this great discovery

  20. Phuong

    2009-04-21 at 8:28 PM

    those make me change my negative opinion on footless tights. absolutely stunning.

  21. Amber

    2009-04-21 at 11:45 PM

    The shirt is pretty rad, I’d buy it! And the shirt detailing is quite quirky… good for the office.

  22. the Six Six Sick Girls

    2009-04-22 at 3:01 AM

    The fringed hoody is brilliant, and of course the YSL tee–I think I might like it better than the original!

  23. Prêt-à-Porter P

    2009-04-22 at 5:48 AM

    that ysl shirt is too funny

  24. Lily Mathilda

    2009-04-22 at 8:19 AM

    those leggings are divine! if i had nicer legs, i’d wear those. or make something similar. 😀

  25. mash

    2009-04-22 at 12:01 PM

    thank you so much for the answer <3
    love from france

  26. lonelynotlost

    2009-04-22 at 12:39 PM

    awww im in love with those leggings!x

  27. wy

    2009-04-22 at 9:40 PM

    i love that hoodie. fringe is where it’s at.

  28. femme russe

    2011-03-25 at 12:13 AM

    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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