Though not exactly Lindsay Lohan-style leggings, legwear is definitely holding a presence on the fall runways of New York and Europe. What the designers are presenting is chic–a mix of fall colorplay and the lengthening and slimming of the silhouette. Let’s just hope it stays chic when people start imitating the designer’s work. Also be prepared to see chunky textured legwear in open weaves and lace, and the continued trend of sparkly and shiny tights for holiday. Sheer hose will be reintroduced, but mainly in neutral color palettes. Retailers, like Henri Bendel, are placing legwear all over their stores, "double exposing it in lingerie and amongst ready-to-wear" according to WWD. Get ready for a season of covered-up legs, in one form or another!
A monochromatic, opaque leg from Bottega Veneta
Sheer hosiery from Alexander Wang
Classic autumnal colors from Proenza Schouler
Ripped knit legwear from Rodarte