There was a time when wearing black leggings made a bold fashion statement. Now, you can't turn heads in a pair of stretchy pants unless you've got the face of Karl Lagerfeld imprinted on your thigh. Since 2011, the fashion industry has seen a rise in the demand for leggings, but lately the trend has gone wild. Literally. "Designers are artists," The Luxury Spot's Bryce Gruber, tells Yahoo Shine. "They're all sort of free spirited hippie types…So obviously intergalactic leggings are fair game."
Fair is a relative word.
"Unless you've got inches to spare, patterned leggings will make you look shorter, wider and a lot like Pippi Longstocking," Tamar Anitai, Managing Editor of MTV's Buzzworthy Blog tells Shine.
That's not stopping online retailers from 'acid' washing their leggings with an assortment of psychedelic patterns. Love them or hate them, they're hard to ignore. See for yourself. -Andrea Arterbery, Shine Staff