How To Wear Stirrup Leggings Because Everyone, Including Pregnant Rihanna, Is Doing It

Cosy and chic.

Emilie Joseph wearing stirrup leggings

by Natalie Hammond |

If you're struggling to wean yourself off leggings after a winter of working from home, Rihanna has a solution that you might find appealing. Keep your normal leggings for off-duty; and wear stirrup leggings for on.

For her latest maternity outfit, Rihanna wore a pair of high-waisted stirrup leggings from The Attico, which she styled with a criss-cross top that showed a strip of bump and spike-heeled stilettos.

As you can see, stirrup leggings have all the appeal of their non-stirruped cousins (the stretch waist, the soft touch, the leg-lengthening properties) but extra sharpness thanks to that tiny strip of fabric.

They also made their presence felt at Copenhagen Fashion Week - where street stylers, desperate to keep warm in near-freezing temperatures - styled theirs with statement jumpers masquerading as dresses. Of course, in order to show off that stirrup, you do need a bare ankle and, preferably, a high heel. If, however, that's entirely too ambitious then a pair of clogs - Penelope Chilvers makes our favourites - or chunky loafers will suffice.


SHOP: The Best Stirrup Leggings

LESET, Rio Stretch-Ponte Stirrup Leggings, £117
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Zara, Seamless Fuseau Leggings, £17.99
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The Attico, Jamie Jersey Stirrup Leggings, £385
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H&M, Wool Stirrup Leggings, £39.99
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Ganni, Jersey And Mesh Stirrup Leggings, £115
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Mango, Basic Fuseau Leggings, £19.99
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