actually its a stop gap one as i've meant to do a really large entry and as it getting out of control i thought it would be best to break it down a bit. so here's something to look at in the meantime.
from my sources in the UK the trend isn't dying and is in fact pretty well on fire there with most major chains selling them from the cheap and cheerful Primark (at £5 to £8) and more mature chains like Oasis. emailers and UK friends in SL are spotting them regularly from Liverpool to London and down to Brighton. even the colored ones and metalics are resurfacing.
one blog if found when googling away for more images and social / fashion commentry is the french titled Maison des Reveries which translates into english as the house of dreams. in early March they started a latex like legging give away for their first month anniversary . loads of interest and 71 entries....! maybe i'd get more if i was giving away stuff?
i also found an fun blog called Posh and Silly whose owner seems to be set on constant wearing of them and has collected a great set of celebrity sightings of them being worn here.
i did wonder if we are seeing the start of an actual new fetish as opposed to a cross over one from latex wearers. pretty certain we are as there's several flickr groups now with shiny leggings as their only raison d'etre.
there's I Love Wet Look Leggings and wet look leggings. more general, but highly populated is Leggings Lovers. on a slight tangent but equally popular is Opaque Hosiery.
finally there's shinyleggings on flickr whose collections stand out with a comprehensive shots of girls getting totally wasted on a night out (and wearing latex like leggings) - wonder if its from someone in Liverpool? spotting the '£' sign on a drinks billboard does somewhat confirm its in the UK.