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1Tight-fitting stretch trousers, typically worn by women or girls.
- ‘Mia undressed for bed, slipping on leggings and an oversized shirt to serve as pyjamas.’
- ‘Even with her wool sweaters, shirts, leggings, socks, and cloak, she was still cold.’
- ‘The uniform consisted of a short skirt with leather leggings and Eton jacket.’
- ‘Check out our selection of short pants, short sleeve T'S, camisoles, sleeveless vests, and organic cotton striped baby shirts and leggings.’
- ‘All I have is my black jumpsuit, two pairs of leggings and three shirts.’
- ‘The next day, Christina dressed in black spandex leggings and a white T-shirt.’
- ‘There were slits on either side of the waist too, and she wore a pair of skin-tight, spandex-like purple leggings, as well as a pair of blue, fingerless gloves and elbow pieces.’
- ‘Bassist Chris Squire - wearing a flouncy black smock over skin-tight Lycra leggings tucked into Doc Marten boots - was having more of a ball than most.’
- ‘The boy looked up, his hair ruffled and wet, his shirt and leggings torn.’
- ‘Running tights or leggings have the same effect on your legs as a fleece and, since most of your body heat escapes through your head, a hat is a must.’
- ‘And I do remember the white smock and black leggings.’
- ‘She wore long black leggings and a tight-fitting black top.’
- ‘I'm not going to wear leggings under a denim miniskirt or stiletto-heeled boots with skinny jeans and a gold-trimmed gilet.’
- ‘Although the night was cold, she was well wrapped up with bonnet, scarf, gloves, leggings and heavy coat.’
- ‘I did see that you started a thread about maternity wear elsewhere and I was going to reply to say that I know exactly what you meant about tight leggings and maternity smocks.’
- ‘There were two pairs of jeans, 2 tracksuits, and a pair of leggings, some running shorts and about 8 white tops.’
- ‘Some people wear a jogging suit, or leggings and an old t-shirt.’
- ‘In winter we wore leggings under our dresses and we covered our feet in rubber boots.’
- ‘Soon, a woman came in, wearing a flower-printed dress and black leggings.’
- ‘The exhibition features a magnificent collection of richly embroidered clothing, including collars, belts, leggings and skirts.’
2Strong protective overgarments for the legs.
- ‘He was clad in leggings and a thigh-length tunic all in shades of green and brown.’
- ‘The ruffians wore goatskin hats, gritty cloaks, and leggings of leather.’
- ‘I struggled into my usual black tunic, blue leggings, and black leather boots.’
- ‘For clothes, he just wore an old woodsman's shirt and leggings.’
- ‘The cotton garments were soaked in water, then donned, along with helmets with eye slits, leggings and gloves.’
- ‘Men wore breechcloths and capes in warm weather, adding fur robes and leggings when it turned cold.’
- ‘After her breakfast, Katherine raced to her room and pulled on her favorite hunting leggings and tunic.’
- ‘She put on a shirt and leggings of green leather, soft and supple.’
- ‘The women wore deerskin dresses, leggings, moccasins, and petticoats made of woven nettle or thistle fibers.’
- ‘She wore a dark green tunic with black leggings and deer skin ankle boots.’
- ‘Her usual tunic and leggings were replaced with pale leather sewn with disks of what looked to be bone.’
- ‘She was wearing her least favourite clothes; an off-white tunic, with green leggings.’
- ‘Today he was wearing the same garments he had donned then, a green tunic and leggings, with a brown belt and shoes and a cap with a bright pink feather sticking out of it.’
- ‘Traditional clothing for men consisted of a breech-cloth, deerskin leggings, a shirt, and, in winter, moccasins.’
- ‘From the waist down he was dressed in heavy leather leggings.’
- ‘The men wore antelope or mountain sheep skin leggings, shirts, breechcloths, and moccasins.’
- ‘Native American beaded pouches, leggings, and vests adorn the pinepaneled walls.’
- ‘He wore a leather loincloth, fur leggings, a fur garment, a grass cape, a fur hat and leather shoes stuffed with grass.’
- ‘Mr Joyce has just returned from Basra where he was able to take dozens of helmets, tunics, leggings and boots to the under-privileged men.’
- ‘She recognized the green tunic, the brown shirt, leggings and boots.’
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