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Leggings That Want To Be Pants

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We know everyone is sick of seeing LiLo incessantly photographed in a ratty band t-shirt (style copped from Sam Ronson) and plain black exercise leggings (style copped from 2006.) However, that doesn't mean leggings themselves are a bad thing; they just need to be taken up a notch.

Luckily, designers are on it, with an inspired bunch of new, more creative leggings ranging from denim to leather to liquid. We think they're actually pretty ok.

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Jodphur leggings, like these from Rag & Bone ($230) are definitely a statement item, but one that's easy to wear.

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We don't mind the idea of leather leggings, but without a cool eight hundred bucks to drop on them, we're happy to settle with this faux-leather pair from Juicy Couture ($78).

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We like this pair from Urban Outfitters ($38 from $58) with a subtle snakeskin print and a zipper at the ankle, for nighttime.

Lest you think we forgot the fast-rising trend that is liquid leggings, fear not. We know all about those.