Though usually reserved for a casual weekend errand or yoga class, the F/W 16 catwalks dispelled these legging stereotypes and showed us how to incorporate them into stylish ensembles we can wear every day. That’s right; comfortable leggings and a cool outfit are not mutually exclusive. See below for examples from labels like Céline and Valentino, and if you need a new pair of leggings to add to your wardrobe, shop our picks. Also, we want to know what you think about leggings as a serious fashion item, so tell us your thoughts in the comments.
Phoebe Philo introduced not one but several leggings on her F/W 16 catwalk for Céline. Layered underneath dresses like this wrap-front version, they felt similar to what a modern dancer would wear on her way home from the studio.