Bootcut leggings, courtesy of Alexander Wang: the next big thing?

We know many of our readers are getting very, very tired of the whole skinny jeans/leggings look that’s dominated the fashion world for the last few years now. We can’t say we’re totally with you on that, because you’ll be prising our skinny jeans off our cold, dead legs, but hey, a change is as good as a rest, and we fully support the idea of having lots of different choices when it comes to legwear, rather than the current “all skinny, all the time” situation.

Most of the people who’ve been crying out for a change of cut seem to favour the bootleg jean/pant, and we can see why: it’s a pretty flattering shape, and it can be smart or casual as required which is always a good thing.

Well, bootleg lovers, we have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that leggings aren’t going anywhere. Nuh-uh. They’re here to stay for the foreseeable, and it’s likely that people will be continuing to wear them as pants, despite the best efforts of The Fashion Police to put a stop to this practice.

The good news, however, is that there is a compromise on the table. It is… THE BOOTLEG LEGGING!

Yes, these are leggings. But they’re ALSO bootcut! That makes everything OK, doesn’t it? It’s fine to flaunt your camel toe, as long as your ankles are hidden, after all!

On a serious note, we’re wondering what everyone thinks of this new twist on the humble legging. It doesn’t actually make leggings any more modest, as you can see, so it’s basically just a slightly different ankle shape: not that that’s stopped Alexander Wang charging $295 for them, of course.

Would you buy them? Would you wear them? Are they better or worse than regular leggings, or just not different enough?

(Click here to buy them from Shopbop)

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