Trend Watch: Leather Leggings

The jury's still out on whether or not leggings qualify as pants, but one thing's for certain: leather leggings are having a moment.

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The jury's still out on whether or not leggings qualify as pants, but one thing's for certain: leather leggings are having a moment.
The stylish knit panel up the side of this pair is genius for getting them on/off with ease. ($208 at Victoria's Secret).
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Style-savvy gals have considered Helmut Lang's leather leggings the standard-setters for several seasons, and now we know why: they're soft as butter, give in just the right places (thanks to the jersey paneling), and make your legs look miles long. ($690 at Net-A-Porter)
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A perforated front puts a unique—and breathable—spin on the trend. ($310 at Ssense)
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Aptly-dubbed the "Crossover leggings," we love the autumnal olive-brown tones of this suede and jersey pair by Surface to Air. ($388 at Asos)
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Alice + Olivia offer up a trendy classic, with a zipper front and tonal leather panels lending an equestrian-inspired frame of reference. ($330 at Bergdorf Goodman)
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Marc by Marc Jacobs adds some subtle tuxedo dressing to this decidedly downtown item with a stripe-like side panel. ($758 at Bloomingdale's)
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