Leggings have been worn since the 14th century, although legging of the month clubs are a much more recent addition. Interestingly, leggings were not brought into fashion by the women of the 14th century. Instead, it was men who first sported leggings. The leggings of 14th century Scotland were admittedly different than the fashionable pant of today.
The first leggings were created as individual accessories. They covered the legs from ankle to hip but were not connected, picture pant legs only. In addition to not being connected, they were also fashioned from leather or chainmail. Sometimes they were worn for battle, but just as frequently, they were part of the men’s everyday apparel.
Throughout the years leggings have evolved into the one-piece garment we know today, but for a long time, they remained part of men’s apparel only. During WWI and WWII, the separate leggings came back for a time, though they were a much shorter version and only went from ankle to knee. The purpose of the military leggings was to provide ankle support and keep debris from getting into boots.
It was not until the 1950s that leggings started showing up women’s closets. Originally they were a bit looser than today’s style and were often capris length. And by the 1960s, leggings made with spandex came out, creating the leggings we are most familiar with today.
Leggings have been a big part of fashion off and on for years, though for the most part, they have been a staple in most wardrobes. However, for a few short years, leggings were only ever seen in the gym, when looser fit pants were in style during the early part of the 21st century.
The leggings of today are seen just about everywhere you turn. They come in a variety of lengths, styles, colors, and patterns. Leggings are a garment favored by many for its comfort and versatility, which is why there is a variety of legging of the month clubs.
Legging of the Month Clubs
- Til You Collapse
- Enjoy Leggings
- Online Legging Store
Til You Collapse
Til You Collapse, founded in 2013 by husband and wife duo Brian and Kelley, is located in Rocklin, California. The married couple started Til You Collapse to help others reach their goals, whether in fitness or just in life.
Before they opened Til You Collapse, the two were out of shape but were on a mission to change that and started working out. After they achieved their health and fitness goals, they began this new adventure to help inspire others.
Til You Collapse sells more than just leggings, the company also carries:
- Pre-workout shake
- Tone supplement
- Workout apparel for both men and women
Til You Collapse has a brick and mortar storefront in California and offers all of their products through their online store.
Plus, they have two clubs, the Shorts Club and the Leggings Club. The Leggings Club is a monthly subscription with a 3-month minimum commitment. After three months, the subscription can be canceled anytime. Members of the leggings club receive one pair of surprise leggings either from their classic collection or their limited edition series available to members only.
Members of the leggings club receive 35% off the leggings received as part of their membership. The monthly cost of the club is $44.99.
Enjoy Leggings, founded in 2015, is located in Denver, Colorado. The company is focused on providing high-quality leggings at an affordable price. The people at Enjoy Leggings understand that it can be challenging to find leggings that are not see-through after just a few washes, which is why they started the company.
Enjoy Leggings is not only centered around providing their customers were great products and service, but Enjoy Leggings also prides themselves on giving back to the community. When people purchase from Enjoy Leggings, they are helping to support women and young girls to have a healthy body image. The people at Enjoy Leggings believe in the motto healthy, not skinny.
Enjoy Leggings is a leggings subscription company. Though you can purchase leggings from past months, the company is not your traditional leggings store and do not sell the majority of their leggings outside of their club.
Those that choose to join Enjoy Leggings monthly club will receive one pair of leggings each month. There are four different leggings plans to choose from:
- Month-to-month for $16.95
- 3 month pre-pay for $49.95
- 6 month pre-pay for $98.95
- 12-month pre-pay for $196.95
Shipping is included in all of their plans as long as it’s within the US. The leggings are all hand-chosen, so you never receive duplicates.
Online Legging Store
The Online Legging Store is based out of San Diego, California. It specializes in unique leggings to help you best express yourself. The founders of Online Leggings realized that though there are plenty of tops available that are different and fun, the same does not apply to bottoms, thus the Online Legging Store.
The Online Legging Store has more than 100 various styles of leggings with new editions added all the time. In addition to offering a vast selection of leggings, they also pride themselves on making the ordering process easy and offer free shipping on orders $45 or more. Plus, they do their best to get your order shipped out within one business day from when you placed your order.
Though the company name is all about the leggings, the online store offers other fun things such as:
- Pillow covers
- Swim Shorts for women
- Men’s hoodies and shorts
You can purchase leggings individually or through their legging of the month club. The leggings of the month club subscription is $19.99 per month for two pairs of leggings with a retail value of $85.
The club sends out two pairs of leggings, many from their exclusive prints line. However, other prints included in the club are also chosen based on the season. After deciding to sign up, you select your size, then choose your plan month-to-month, 3-month prepay, 6-month prepay, or 12-month prepay.
Once you have submitted your order, the leggings will ship out as soon as possible and within five days of your original order date every month after that.
Ambrie opened in 2018 and specializes in park themed leggings. Ambrie is based out of South Carolina and is an online store only. The leggings sold here are all inspired by the founders visiting theme parks from all over the country. Plus, when you buy leggings from Ambrie, your purchase helps to support the Make A Wish foundation.
In addition to their leggings, Ambrie also carries other park-inspired items such as bags, hats, backpacks, cellphone cases, home goods, and jewelry.
Plus, they carry women’s, men’s, and kid’s clothing too. They also have a leggings subscription club for Capri, classic, and kid’s leggings. All clubs are available in a month-to-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month option.
Every month members receive a Disney themed pair of leggings and a surprise gift. Subscriptions vary in price based on if you choose a child or adult plan, as well as which membership subscription you select. The more extended memberships receive discounted pricing. All leggings clubs enjoy free shipping.
Plus, if the leggings you receive are not to your liking or you have the same pair already, Ambrie does accept returns as long as they are within the company’s guidelines.
LulaRoe started in 2013 when founder DeAnne Stidham had the vision to help others succeed. LulaRoe is not the typical clothing company. It is a company that sells through individuals looking to be entrepreneurs. Those who join LulaRoe often sell the clothing line through social media, parties, or markets.
The LulaRoe company allows people to start their own business. The company views its business plan as “a community of social selling.” Those who sell LulaRoe products can do so through various methods with the flexibility that suits their home life.
Though many associate LulaRoe fashion with women’s apparel, they do offer a men’s collection as well. LulaRoe has a full fashion line for women, including dresses, tops, and jeans. However, their leggings are one of their best-known products because of their vibrant colors and fun patterns. Because their leggings are so popular, LulaRoe now offers a few legging of the month clubs.
The Lula Leggings club is limited to 100 members, so if full, potential members must wait for an opening. Members receive free shipping on their leggings. Every month subscribers receive a new mystery pair of leggings. Leggings are not eligible for returns if purchased through the leggings club.
The leggings membership is month to month and can be canceled at any time. The leggings clubs available are:
- Kids for $23/month
- Tween for $23/month
- Women’s for $25/month