For The Love Of Leggings: The Evolution Of Girls Graphic Leggings

Printed leggings have been evolving from season to season.  We have watched them gather up speed from women’s ready-to-wear fall winter collections, and trickle down to a more cutesy, commercial feel for girls graphic leggings.  Each season the prints evolve to new heights.  The roots of the trend for girls stems from the major runway shows of the big designers, as they flaunt and showcase new and fresh approaches to traditional prints using spins and creative transformations. Prints are progressing and growing in different directions with fun and exciting new graphics: the emergence of the evolved animal frenzy, futuristic geometric art, and scribbled slogans and quotes.

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Girls Hello Kitty Leggings Forever 21 – ($16.80)

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ANIMALS

Animal prints soar to new heights as we look to the skies for an innovative approach to updating traditional animal prints.  Our feline friends will forever wow us and drive us wild, as we always encounter the comeback of the cheetah, leopard, and zebra during each fall season.   But the skies are also bringing out our flight-bound friends, with prints of butterflies, owls, and birds coming to the forefront. New shapes and realistic prints give girls graphic leggings an alternative spin with special effects.

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Ralph Lauren Girl’s Ocelot Print Leggings Saks Fifth Avenue – ($14.75)

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SHAPES

Girls are getting geometric with it as this print craze brings us a unique assortment of psychedelic art deco shapes.  New levels of artsy line work evoke futuristic and abstract geometric motifs, with an emphasis on grids, triangles, squares, rectangles, circles, and multiple lines. Monochromatic, colour splashed, and mixed prints give geometric leggings a marvelous freshness and edge.

 

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Nununu Geometric Leggings Barneys New York – ($19.00)

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WORDS

If you can walk the walk, you can talk the talk. Witty statements or quotes to remind us of love and laughter are cute effects to keep our eyes focused on the message.  Printed words and phrases are an inspiration to keep legs literally motivated. Girls are already deep into this trend. If your little rascal loves to dance, there are musical quotes to keep her tuned in.  Endless possibilities are found in various visual landscapes, whether that’s in Mother Nature, an artsy abstract or a witty message.  With all the creative transformations that prints have undergone, there is certainly a lot of inspiration to choose from so that little legs can be filled with excitement to keep them motivated and moving.

 

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 Kate Mack Big Girls’ Legging Print Amazon – ($30.00)

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Shana is a 10+ year fashion retail veteran, specializing in buying and product development. A fashion design graduate who travels the globe inspired by the cultural differences in fashion. Toronto based trend & style professional whose enthusiasm has led her to work for some of Canada's leading fashion retailers. A passionate product enthusiast who continuously loves communicating the next big thing!

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