If you’re a fan of fun and loud prints on your stems, be sure you have these 4 up-and-coming labels on your radar. By the way: this is by no means an exhaustive list!
Eagle Rock Werkshop
I keep seeing Werkshop mentioned over and over–people seem to be loving their leggings. The brand is gaining some traction and can’t keep some of their more popular styles on the shelves.
All of their leggings are cropped length, ranging from 21.5″ to 23.5″, depending on size. They use an Italian poly/elastane blend that they tout as being quite compressive and very resistant to pilling. They do a lot of bold and creative prints, and their method of printing seems to produce really vibrant results.
Their sugar skull prints are some of their best sellers, like this dark sugar print. I would totally wear these.
I love the purple tones in this broken glass print, but apparently so did everyone else, as they’re currently sold out.
For a bit of sartorial humor, Werkshop offers a few food-themed prints, like these kale leggings.
Although currently a lot of the gorgeous prints are sold out in some or all sizes, keep your eye out for potential restocks of whatever you’re coveting. See more Werkshop here.
K-Deer is another brand that seems to be growing quite rapidly. I see their stuff discussed on Facebook groups and popping up on my Instagram feed on the regular.
K-Deer uses a nylon/spandex fabric for all their leggings and have designed the pattern to be flat in the front with no crotch seam. Their gusset also has an unusual design that extends down the inner thigh. You can see what I mean about the gusset in this pic. K-Deer also offers kids’ sizes for matchy mom-daughter duos.
For a really bold take on stripes, punk rock stripe is where it’s at. The colors here remind me of something out of Willy Wonka or Dr. Seuss or something.
Disco dot is another print getting a lot of attention.
Although their stock pics don’t give you a very good idea of how these look, you should definitely take a look at their Instagram for some action shots, which will probably make you want several pairs. Take a look at their full collection here.
P.S. Mosey over to their Facebook page for info about a deal they’re running right now for up to 30% off!
Carbon38 recently started stocking Zara Terez, and while I haven’t heard much about them otherwise, I like to think their presence on a high-end site like C38 means good things. ZT makes both capri length and full length, although judging from the measurements these will basically be ankle length on shorties. They use nylon/spandex fabrications, and you’ll notice that unlike most yoga leggings, their waistband is narrow as opposed to the usual extra-wide cut.
The purple crushed makeup print is a nice mix of hues.
I’m always partial to space prints like these northern lights capris.
These cherry blossom capris are another unique motif.
Liquido is a Brazil-based company, which probably shouldn’t be surprising considering how out-there some of their prints are. Their fabric is a blend of polyamide and spandex. Bear in mind that I don’t believe Liquido’s bottoms have a gusset (see this pic, for example), so if that’s a dealbreaker for you, proceed with caution.
Liquido makes both full-length and cropped options, but the size small leggings are only about 23″ at the inseam, so they’re likely to hit above the ankles or even mid-shin on taller ladies. Larger sizes are a bit longer. The size small of the crops are 17″, which will be just a bit past the knee. You can see how these lengths hit on real people on their Instagram.
The amazonia pattern is unusual with its cool-toned mix of reptile prints.
The be free berrylicious leggings are, well, berry-toned, with feminine butterflies all over.
And somehow even more girly are the sassy bette leggings, with flowers overlaid on a leopard print background.