Leggings are a type of skin tight garment taht covers the legs and may be own by both men and women. Formerly, Leggings were two separate garments, one for each leg.
Modern leggings are typically made from a blend of lycra, nylon cotton or polyester blend, but they can also be made fromwoo, silk and other materials. Leggings are available in amultitude of colors and decorative designs. Leggings are somtimes worm fully exposed, but are more traditionally worn partially covered by a garment such as a skirt, a large t-shirt, shorts, or fully covered by a outer garment such as a full length skirt.
Leggings are typically ankle length, and some are stirrupped or encase the feet some are shorter. Leggings are worn to keep a persons legs warm, as protection from chafing during an activity such as exericse, or as a decorative or fashion garment. Leggings are worn by both men and women during exercise but usually only by women at other time. In contemporary usage leggings refers to tight, from-fitting trousers that extend from the waist to the ankles. In the united states they are sometimes referred to as tights. However, the two words are not synonymous as the word tight refers to opaque pantyhose.