How Leggings Became The Unofficial Uniform Of Lockdown

Will leggings make it into office spaces once normal life resumes? Only time will tell...

For most fashion fans, spring signals a shift in the sartorial agenda that sees heavy knits and hiking boots relegated to the back of the wardrobe to make way for new-season purchases that are better suited to the warming weather.

However, in recent weeks typical shopping habits have been thrown out the window as consumers have found themselves momentarily housebound. International travel restrictions, the cancellation of weddings and the inability to while away the days in sun-lit beer gardens have all made swimwear, floaty dresses and sunglasses somewhat redundant.

But while consumers might be holding back when it comes to spending on their summer wardrobes, there is one clothing category that is currently enjoying a surge. In a major turn of events, leggings have officially emerged as the uniform of choice for the sequestered.

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