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Zip-Up Leggings

Zipper Leggings From American Apparel

— January 20, 2009 — Fashion
Yes, these leggings zip from hip to ankle. This is one trend I hope I don’t see too often. American Apparel has recently started selling in store and online Zip-away tights.

Leggings can be gaudy enough, what with the introduction of rhinestone and lace, but I believe zippers may be taking it one step too far. Leggings are supposed to be casual chic; keeping it simple is your best option when pairing this fashion statement with a long sweater or hip button-down, yet adding this 1980s flair to your leg is just over the top.

And what would be the need for these leggings anyway? I have yet to see the actual use for the zipper besides being ridiculous and ugly all at once.

And let's not forget the price tag at $52 each. At that price point I’d rather skip the zipper and go with good old pull-down spandex!
Trend Themes
1. Zipper Leggings - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore alternative uses for the zipper on leggings that add functionality or enhance the fashion statement.
2. Casual Chic Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new designs or materials for leggings that maintain the casual chic aesthetic while offering enhanced comfort or versatility.
3. Affordable Legging Options - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create affordable alternatives to expensive leggings with unique features or designs that resonate with price-conscious consumers.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion Retail - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate technology or innovative materials into leggings to offer customers a truly unique and engaging shopping experience.
2. Athleisure - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine the comfort and functionality of athletic wear with the fashionable appeal of leggings to cater to the growing athleisure market.
3. Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create complementary accessories that enhance the overall look and functionality of leggings, such as detachable pockets or adjustable waistbands.
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