Thursday, May 4, 2006

On The Street…..Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Listen, I’m not making these girls wear leggings – I can hear it now, I have given up my scarf fetish for a leggings fetish!


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  1. jane

    May 4, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    Can you pick up a different fetish please? She could do without them.

  2. Peter Matthes

    May 4, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Dogs like trucks …

    but they also like leggings.

  3. Hilde

    May 4, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    I stand corrected on my anti-legging stand! This girl sure knows how to pull it off :-)

    Today was the first real SUMMER day in the Netherlands. I’ve never seen more halter tops in one day (I even wore one myself), and oh glory: women are FINALLY starting to wear them with good strapless bras! We had a bit of a see-through-bra-strap disaster here for a year or two…. EEEEEK!

  4. Miss Janey

    May 4, 2006 at 7:55 pm

    Its not that I dislike leggings- just black leggings under a white dress. THIS, I like!

  5. Miss Janey

    May 4, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    It’s not that I dislike the Return of the Leggings… Just black leggings under a sheer white dress. THIS, I like very much.

  6. invisible girl

    May 4, 2006 at 8:05 pm

    I do love the way the hemline is slightly longer in the back. The look is graceful, and the structured jacket pulls it together.

  7. Anonymous

    May 4, 2006 at 8:25 pm

    leggings never look good. period.

  8. Adalmin

    May 4, 2006 at 8:35 pm

    It just makes her look stumpy.

  9. MissPinkKate

    May 4, 2006 at 9:35 pm

    I’ve never seen a leggings outfit that wouldn’t look better WITHOUT the leggings. Please, Sartorialist, make it stop!

  10. Anonymous

    May 4, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    I don’t mind the way leggings look at all, but it seems they need to be worn with heels, because yes she does look stumpy in ‘em.

  11. SportyChick

    May 4, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    That’s it. Tomorrow I’m NOT flying to Alaska, I’m going to NYC instead to pick me up a pair o’ leggings. I’m sure they must be different out there somehow, the ones we have here are just… well, um,… 1980s yoga wear.

  12. Liesl

    May 4, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    It’s funny: I spent last September in Barcelona, and the legging look was all the rage there. I liked it then, but now everyone I see wearing it just seems a little too lemming-like. And, honestly, it’s not the most flattering look unless you have really slim, perfect legs.

  13. AnastasiaC

    May 4, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    I like the leggings under dresses/skirts – adds a bit of bohoness to the outfit!

  14. ivete

    May 5, 2006 at 12:06 am

    Leggings don’t bother me normally but these are too long and make her look even shorter. And I hate those little girl sandals, they look like those jellies from the 80′s!

  15. Sarah

    May 5, 2006 at 12:51 am

    Surprisingly, I don’t hate the leggings. It’s a beautiful outfit, especially the dress and shoe combo.

  16. nina

    May 5, 2006 at 4:41 am

    my shoes! she is wearing MY shoes… watch those straps, girl! mine detached this morning. (makes you look rather stupid…)

  17. Anonymous

    May 5, 2006 at 6:30 am

    Sartorialist, are you trying to brainwash us – legging-haters?

    And it just might work! :)


  18. Gina

    May 5, 2006 at 8:44 am

    This has a “dancer vibe”, and I rather like it.

  19. Anonymous

    May 5, 2006 at 9:40 am

    my question is: would you have taken this girl’s picture if her outfit did not include the leggings? without them, would the outfit still catch your fancy?

  20. Meredith

    May 5, 2006 at 10:25 am

    Blech. No. This outfit (along with many others featured lately) would look better WITHOUT the leggings. There’s no reason to add them!

  21. Miss Dish

    May 5, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    I agree with the lemmings comment and, for the most part, with the “never seen a leggings outfit that wouldn’t look better without the leggings…” except then you gotta look at Anna Sui SS06: a capri length non black legging is fine fine fine…

  22. Cecilia

    May 5, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    Nay, nothing is ever going to make me like leggings, in any way. Why, I cannot help by getting the impression that people who wear them a)are totally uncomfortable with their own legs and cannot accept the way they naturally are b)follow fashion blindly, and wear ANYTHING they are told to be “trendy” without really liking the thing,and therefore, look so clumsy and artifical c)did not bother to shave their legs.

  23. The Sartorialist

    May 5, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    without the leggings I still would have shot it because the dress actually had an iridescent multi-color stripe running through the fabric but b/c of the light it is hard to see.

    I think the leggings has more to do with the weather in NYC, cool in the morning, warm afternoon, cool evening.

  24. Ali Kat Girl

    May 5, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    Great dress and love the jacket – she is cute in a put together, simple, shade way! As for the leggings, I will concur with Sportychick’s comment about all the leggings around here being 80′s yoga wear! Maybe I need to trade my Pearl Izumi biking tights for a pair of fandangled under-the-dress leggin’s! Hmmm… wonder if they are capable of wicking?

  25. Nisha

    May 6, 2006 at 12:42 am

    Again, a perfectly pretty outfit ruined by leggings. A slip would’ve done the job if she had issues with the dress being sheer.

    Why does fashion like the 80s again?

  26. Anonymous

    May 7, 2006 at 9:32 am

    I’m a guy and I like the leggings especially with ballet flats. I for one do not agree with those who said that her outfit would have looked better without the leggings. On the contrary, her outfit would look just normal and uninteresting if not for the leggings.

  27. K

    May 8, 2006 at 9:14 am

    agreeing with nisha 100%. why the leggings?

  28. Cecilia

    May 8, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    Leggings excluded, i really like the outfit.

  29. Maureen

    July 18, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    Why does everyone hate on the leggings? They’re simply functional, making a just-barely-long-enough tunic or mini-skirt work and life appropriate. And, I disagree — I don’t think you need to be Twiggy to wear them well. It’s incredibly uncomfortable wearing super-short skirts in this city, what with the wind and the incessant howls from men, so leggings are, for me, a welcome reprieve.

  30. Caitee

    October 10, 2007 at 10:44 am

    I think that if the dress was shorter and you took away the denim jacket, it’d look great. And also, if she wore heels with the outfit rather than flats.

  31. Chakib

    February 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Love the red ones, which is weird bc I would never wear shnteoimg like that, but that may all just change now. The pic on the bike is Gorge!

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