Saturday, 27 February 2010
Here is part 2 of our Nicole Scherzinger photos. For us this is one of the most breathtaking set of photos of spandex we have seen in a while. Have a good shiny weekend.
Friday, 26 February 2010
Legwearuk have come up with an idea for increasing demand for Postal services. A whole new staff should be employed to deliver the mail in a spandex uniform. We have written to the trade minister with our suggestion - strangely we have been waiting three months for a reply.
Thursday, 25 February 2010
You will be glad to know we have two more photos in this series to post in the coming days. Rarely does a spandex photo require no explanation.....
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Hilary Duff photographed at LA airport in some breathtaking leggings and heels. How could she sit on a plane in such tight leggings. Technically they may not be spandex .... but who cares
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
One of 2009's spandex heroes was Kim Kardashian- but so far in 2010 we have not noticed any photos of her in spandex in circulation. Hopefully with Spring not far off photos of celebrities like Kim in spandex will soon start emerging. While we approve of the fashion for 'liquid leggings' it will be grerat to see some 80's style lycra/spandex being worn as the weather improves.
By the way studying the photo above just what is the man on the right hand side photographing?
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
As if Cheryl Cole does not have enough problems with her errant husband and attempted burglaries.... now she is appearing on the world's premier spandex blog. What a delicious pair of black leggings , of course we have the usual grip with the too long top covering them up but we have to be happy that they are still obviously in fashion. If Cheryl cole is wearing them we can be happy they will remain in fashion during 2010.
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
It is suprising how passionate some clients are about their catsuits and leggings haveing to have stirrups - or no stirrups. We are hoping on the best sellers to try and offer footless catsuits , that is non stirrup. Our fist item is a footless black sleeveless catsuit - pictured above. One curious pieve of trivia is that people in the USA are more likely to buy stirruped leggings then people in europe. Well there is a question which is probably not worth considering, keep on shining
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Here is a photo for the weekend - for the second day running we feature singer Pixie Lott. The leggings look fantastic , it will be a sad day when these go out of fashion.
Friday, 12 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Canadian TV is launching an entriguing show called 'I love a Luger'. Actress Rebecca McMahon plays a character called Nikki who is described as 'Spandex Obssessed'. Here are two extracts from a recent interview
Spandex fell out of fashion after the 1980s. Should society reconsider spandex?
Trends cycle back. In a few months spandex will be all the rage again in Holts. I dress to my own drummer. If you look at the greats, they remain loyal to their spandex... David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Brittany Spears, Richard Simmons...
As a chubby man, the thought of wearing spandex makes me a little nervous. How would you suggest I overcome this fear?
Next Friday night hit the town in a spanking-new luge suit. No woman can resist a man in full body spandex. A luge suit is guaranteed to quell your silly fear and boost your confidence. I promise.
We will be monitoring Youtube to try and see some extracts from the show
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
We are not sure we agree with all the sentiments in the article below but at least its good to see Spandex being discussed
Spandex Pants - They've Come a Long Way
By Chuck Chass
Spandex pants have come a long way over the past few years. Decades ago they were mainly used as exercise apparel and were not really suitable for regular uses, but today plenty of standard styles of pants are made with spandex. The material itself is very light and comfortable, making it perfect for pants.
When most people think of the term "spandex pants" the first thing that comes to mind is those tights that everyone seemed to wear in the 1980's. They were brightly colored, often had obnoxious designs, and clung to the lower body like they were a part of the person wearing them. They are certainly not that today, though those types of styles are still on the market.
The interesting thing about today's spandex pants is that they come in just about any style you can imagine. Any pant style that you have in your closet, you can likely made of spandex -- though jeans are not made of spandex, obviously.
What is the furthest variation from the original style is actually the wide-legged pant that is so popular these days. Many of these are made of spandex because they flow so beautifully when the woman wearing them is walking. This is the effect that has also made them so popular in so many other styles, though with the wide-legs it is especially obvious and quite attractive.
A type that is not too far from the original is actually the slim-legged style. These types of pants have slimming legs that do not cling to the body, but are rather close. These are the closest thing to the originals that are stylish these days and they are often just as comfortable as the wide-legged varieties.
Something worth mentioning is that many of the styles of pants made of spandex that are available today are actually black. This makes them all have a slimming look to the wearer, and also gives them a nice sheen. This makes them great for slightly formalwear as opposed to simply casual, though they work well in either situation.
You can find these types of pants at most retailers -- you may be surprised at the amount of spandex styles are available today. You may also be surprised at just how many pants are made of the material. The tag on the inside tells all, and often that tag tells you that black sleek pants are indeed made of spandex.
These new styles are certainly a far cry from the loudly-colored spandex pants of decades past. So much so that they can barely be recognized as being the same material. But don't worry: even if you liked the old style, it is still around in most clothing stores as well.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
We have just taken delivery of some new Catwomen outfits that are available via our ebay shop at http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/LegWearUK . We are sure you will agree its a fantastic look, is it a bit weak to say its purrrfect?
Monday, 8 February 2010
There is a fascinating blog dedicated to vintage leotards , it can be found at
For us more mature lycra fans the collection of vintage leotards brings back many happy memories - enjoy following this blog.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
New in stock at www.legwearuk.co.uk Metallic Red Spandex Leggings. we have them in sizes S M L XL and XXL retailing at £19.99. We think they are fantastically exciting and a great addition to any spandex wardrobe.
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
It had never occured to your blogger before that 'spandex' is actually a commodity traded on financial markets especially in China. In 2008 china produced 312.1 thousand Tons of spandex compared to 25.1 thousand tons in 2001. spandex has other uses apart from our bleoved zentais and catsuits but we most be helping to fuel this market.
For those interested here is yesterday's 'Spandex Market Report'
Published: 02 Feb 2010 20:48:14 PST
CCF Spandex Price Index
Spandex 20D: 72,000yuan/mt
Spandex 30D: 62,000yuan/mt
Spandex 40D: 52,000yuan/mt
Demand from spandex market slid these days, however, as some plants are building up stocks for the holidays, transactions in the spandex market were still not bad and spot supply was a bit tight. Presently the spandex market held stable with a few goods offering a high price, especially spandex 20D. Several brands still adjusted their prices higher.
Spinners reduced their operating rate recently and most plants were planning to start holiday, only a few plants would continue their production.
In Xiaoshan and Shaoxing, the operating rate of air covered yarn market slid substantially, as workers were eager to go back home and some plants had started holidays. Currently, air covered yarn plants were overall utilized at around 30-60%.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Monday, 1 February 2010
An Independent New York based fashion designer is donating ten dollars for every purchase to Haiti relief funds. Her legging designs are highly original one offs and should be of interest to all collectors out there.
The online shop can be found at http://www.etsy.com/shop/malu7
We have featured etsy.com before and it is a great source of independent small designers.