is the headline from nowchic's article bellow:
Spring and summer of 2008 are starting off the new year will a little latex. This latex is surely one you will be able to wear out in public. With the skinny jean seeing its final days, the new and hotter latex legging is making a celebrity debut and our fashion crazy world is ready for this new look.
From young to old, the red carpets are being heated with the introduction of this years skinny jean. The latex legging, very similar to the traditional long footless legging worn in the past few years, is popping up under long shirts and short dresses. With the likes of the Olsen twins, Rihanna and Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, all wearing this tighter than tight legging of plastic, Hollywood has never looked so protected.
It seems this new fashion dare is only currently being worn in the steadfast color of black. With spring on the horizon, there may be an introduction of patterned latex or even pastels to match those light and airy dresses of summer. Only Hollywood will be able to prove the next direction for the latex legging.
It is too early yet to know whether or not this new fashion trend will filter out of Hollywood and into the stores where all fashion minded women will be able to don these slick, black beauties, but one thing is for sure...there is no hiding anything when your pants are made from latex.
meanwhile Stylelist wonders if they're good to wear at any age; with 13 pages to tab through photo's for the reader to cast their judgment. at People they give u a chance to vote if Fergie's look is spot on or way off here. have a guess before you vote....
if your not sure how to wear them, then check Clutch22 for some sample experiments in combining and matching. she does love them as posted here and was inspired by the famed blogger suzie bubbles entries on them.
the reason for the renewed media attention and interest is that they're now drifting down from expensive couture designers into the ready to wear market place for the fall / winter 08 season.
essentially means they'll be a lot easier to find and there's more designers doing them as at the moment K+T are the only ones people are recommending although AA wins for color selection. one site that noticed this is glimmer and glam.
meanwhile Nylon correctly wonders out loud if you'll be wearing latex leggings this summer.
mystyle has an entry on latex leggings and russian model Natalia Vodianova and she certainly has a few pairs both on and off the catwalk.
another designer - Nicky Hilton - has incorporated them into the her naughty, but nice equestrian themed autumn/winter collection as covered at Vogue UK and another report on the fall collection is at lasplash
at Shecky's they look at the leggings from a different pov - wether they are Eco or Anti-Eco. surely real latex leggings would be Eco and its the ones that call themselves latex leggings in look only that fall into the Anti-Eco category? i wonder how long plain tights/pantyhose take to decompose?
so it looks like they will be around for another season or two and with more and less expensive designers making them there will be certainly be a spike in magazine imagery and street sightings in the rest of the year.
which begs the really big question - where are all the real latex designers in all this? a major woman's fashion trend and they've not stepped up to sell the real thing to a wider audience?