Social media users are obsessed with a pair of leggings from Aerie, and they’ve been completely taking over TikTok – but what’s so special about them?

Over the past year, TikTok has become a fashion hotspot. Many young people have taken to the social media app for fashion advice, inspired by some of the app’s popular trends like tie-dye, 90s style and oversized sweatshirts.

As well as general trends, there have also been a few specific items of clothing that have gone viral on the app, like this strawberry dress and these Walmart tank tops.

The latest piece of clothing to take over TikTok are a pair of Aerie leggings. So why did they go viral? And are they worth the hype?

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Aerie leggings take over TikTok

Over the past few weeks, a pair of leggings from Aerie have been popular on TikTok, and many TikTok users across America have bought them after seeing others talk about them on the video-sharing app.

The leggings are called the ‘OFFLINE Real Me High Waisted Crossover Legging’ and they’re a high waited gym-style legging made of nylon and elastane.

They retail at $44.95 USD on Aerie, an apparel brand owned by American Eagle and are available to buy here.

However, after the leggings went viral on TikTok they completely sold out on the Aerie website in the black and blue shades, and there are only a few sizes left of the snakeskin design. It’s currently unknown whether they will come back into stock.

Why did they go viral?

The leggings started taking over TikTok when a user called @hannahschlenker posted a dance video wearing the blue Aerie leggings. The video has had 3.1 million views and 450,000 likes and everyone is talking about one thing – her leggings.

The comments section of the video was instantly flooded with questions asking where her leggings were from as people thought they looked hugely flattering.

@hannahschlenker replied to the comments and told her 600,000 followers where the leggings were from, unaware that they would completely sell out because of her!

@hannahschlenker

Yes queen give us nothing (dc: @rianneneill)

♬ Drummer Boy – Justin Bieber

Are they actually worth the hype?

Everyone has been totally obsessed with these leggings, but what’s so special about them?

TikTok users are saying that the leggings are really flattering due to the thick material and crossover detail at the top, claiming that they suck you in and make you feel hugely confident.

People are also claiming that they’re like LuLuLemon leggings but for a fraction of the price.

So are they worth the hype? There are hundreds of reviews on TikTok that say absolutely yes. However unfortunately you won’t be able to try them out for yourself because they’re sold out.

It’s not all bad news though because Aerie have lots of other legging styles available to buy.

Shop all Aerie leggings here.

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