This Is the Most Divisive Leggings Trend, But I’m Into It

April 27, 2020 at 12:12PM


It seems like there’s a new loungewear trend cropping up every day. Whether it’s a pair of cosy joggers or the newest legging trend there are plenty of trends that appeal to everyone. Well, we’re about to add yet another athleisure trend to your radar. Yoga unitards, activewear bodysuits, leotards—whatever you want to call them—they’re here and they’re happening. These one-pieces are like your favourite pair of leggings but taken to the next level for one head-to-toe spandex outfit that I can only really describe as, well, wild.

We first covered the trend when we saw celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Alessandra Ambrosio replacing their leggings with bodysuits, both going with a black capri-length version from Beyond Yoga. Since then, more fashion girls have followed suit with pretty bodysuits from indie labels like Ernest Leoty, Tank Air and Gil Rodriguez that veer more into the fashion category than activewear. You just might wear one with knee boots and a chain belt à la Emily Ratajkowski. And, yes, her brand Inamorata carries a few of these fashion-y bodysuits.

But hey, if the thought of wearing a bodysuit (and nothing layered over it) scares you, you’re not alone. It’s a rather divisive trend, to say the least. We’re well aware that the bodysuit trend is a polarising one, but we also want to point out that it doesn’t have to be as scary to wear as you’d think. Just add a pair of sneakers and a sweatshirt tied around your waist, and you have yourself a winning athleisure outfit.

Ahead, shop the bodysuits that are coming for your legging collection, and see how fashion girls are wearing them as of late.

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If you’re going to invest, this beautiful spaghetti strap bodysuit is 100% the way to go.

Take all the effort out of putting together a workout outfit.

If anyone can make a bodysuit look fancy, it’s Adam Selman.

EmRata’s exact bodysuit above, ICYWW.

Make Gil Rodriguez your source for elevated, ’90s-inspired basics.

Make a fun statement in one of FP Movement’s non-black options.

Subtly ’80s.

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This emerging label has quickly become one of my favorites.

Chicer workout outfits don’t exist.

Wear with white sneakers and call it a day.

Of all the unitards in this edit, this one is the most approachable.

This makes me want to get down to business (that business being working out).

When in doubt, go the simple route.

From the tie waist to the kick flare, this could easily double as a night-out jumpsuit.

The exact bodysuit J.Lo loves.

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you need to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S.


Author Anna LaPlaca | Whowhatwear
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