Go Greased Lighting–Look slick with some shiny, black leggings

Yes, it’s true. Those shiny, black leggings that you probably remember from Grease are suddenly all the rage.

Thunder thighs will be cited and towed

Warning: Thunder thighs will be cited and towed

I first spotted two girls wearing these leggings on the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard in September, which isn’t exactly the most logical place for an urbane trend like this one. However, the two girls looked like they came out of central casting for Gossip Girl. They had long blond hair that hung down to their waists, lugged gigantic Louis Vuitton suitcases, and spoke to one another with heavy Russian accents. Surrounded by people in Red Sox apparel and a kids ice hockey team, the two girls looked like creatures from another planet. They were certainly not wearing the shiny leggings to protect themselves from Hurricane Kyle, which was rocking the ferry with record winds. I wonder if those things are waterproof…probably not.

Fashion-wise, I think they can be pretty cute. Black leggings are always flattering and you can style them up or down. -Stylechica

Buy them at American Apparel

A few more fun images:

Everyone's doing it, why won't you?

Everyone

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4 responses to “Go Greased Lighting–Look slick with some shiny, black leggings

  1. didn’t gap try and market these 2 years ago? i guess they we’re shiny though, womens fashions are so weird

  2. I think those were the Audrey Hepburn pants that they marketed with images of her from Funny Face…

  3. You definitely have to have a good set of gams to pull these off! I wore them in college when they were trendy for awhile, but I think I’d better give them a pass this time around.

    Great pics! -Julia

  4. Hi Julia, I agree. That’s probably why most of the people I’ve seen wearing them seem to be high school gals!

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