When we say these leggings are smart, we don’t just mean they hold up well after washing. Although they are well-made and do hold up to repeated washings without shrinking, fading, or losing shape, what really impresses us are the amazingly cool, creative, intellectual designs — famous works of art, strong women of history, philosophers.

Who wouldn’t want to wear the periodic table on their rear?

Smarty Pants are the geniuses behind these clever, cultured leggings for kids ages 6 months to 3 years. These designs go way beyond unicorns, stripes, and polka dots (which we love, too!). There’s Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, and Bell Hooks, right beside Sappho, Buzz Aldrin, and a gallery of Kandinsky. Swoon.

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Famous women and art make great pants!


The other Hobbes. And maybe some Calvin.

Smarty Pants are made to order in Montreal, but the shipping cost isn’t too bad to the US and Canada, around $4 a pair. Note that because they’re printed on demand, once they’re shipped, all orders are final.

Of course, if they don’t fit, or you change your mind, you could always frame them.

You can find Smarty Pants leggings at the Smarty Pants site or on Etsy.