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10 Interesting Facts about Leggings

by Gearbunch Blog Team April 28, 2017

10 Interesting Facts about Leggings

Whether you enjoy the comfort and full range of motion that these gorgeous form-fitting trousers provide, or consider leggings as a chic staple that can be dressed up for different occasions according to the mood, and the place you are going to, these incredible versatile bottoms have become a necessary staple in just about every woman’s wardrobe.  

 

The simple stretchy pants you know and love have a rich history and faced a significant evolution before becoming every woman’s first most comfortable leg wear to go with. Sure, they've changed shape, colors, and prints, but always seem to stay inside our closets. Men and women of nearly every Native American tribe wore leggings to protect their legs of the cool weather conditions. As contact with Europeans became more common during the seventeenth century, Native Americans began to make leggings out of purchased wool cloth.  

 

From funky patterns, casual prints, pop of bold colors, printed athletic, or sporty solid ones, leggings are one of the most comfortable items you can wear. We are more than sure that this trendy piece of clothing is your go-to wardrobe staple already, but in this blog post we would like to reveal some surprising facts that you probably wouldn’t have imagined about your favorite workout/lounge pants.  

 

  • The average price of leggings has dropped by half over the last two years. Is there any better news for all fashionistas and shopping addicts than the fact that something you loved actually became less expensive!?

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  • More than 90% of the yoga leggings on the market are made for women, but men pay an average of $6 more per pair than ladies do. Does it sound unusual? Well we guess this is one of those rare areas where we pay less than men!

  • Americans spent $16 billion on yoga clothing, classes, equipment and accessories in 2016.

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  • Almost 70 different brands make leggings, producing a total of 8,574 styles.

  • In past, leggings was two separate garments – one for each leg with in a way to help people prevent their legs from being chaffed by heavy cold and insects.

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  • They used to be unisex garment, and the earliest form of today’s modern leggings wore by men were called “hose” !
  • It is believed that leggings have their origins in Scotland.

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  • During the 60’s leggings became more popular among the women, and in late 80s and early 90s, they were basically a part of garment worn under skirt or over-sized sweatshirts or baby doll top.
  • Both women and men; and girls and boys used to wear a form of leggings called “Pantalettes” under skirts by 19th Century
  • During the 19th century, the army men wore leggings as a protective garment for ankles.

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