How to Wear Leggings

September 23, 2019

So Winter is coming and Leggings are back in a big way, and they’re as popular now as they were in the early ’90’s. The leather look are huge this year again. But before you slap on a pair and call it an outfit, let’s take a few minutes to review how to wear leggings the proper way.

 

There are two weights of leggings: 

 

Some are very thin and are meant to be worn like tights. Others are heavier and can be worn like skinny jeans or riding pants. If you want to wear leggings as pants, make sure you opt for the heavier weight. Otherwise, anyone walking behind you will see your panty lines, any cellulite, or any extra weight you carry in your legs. In other words, W-A-Y too much.


These are too thin to wear as pants – they’re more of a tight weight

That said, here are some cute ways to wear leggings:

 

With a Sweater Dress 

 

Pair them with a sweater dress or long sweater to keep your legs warm and your silhouette lean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a Tunic and Boots

Have a tunic or short dress but not sure how to wear it cold weather? Try thin leggings that you tuck into boots. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a Skirt and Sweater

Do you regularly have cold days that require heavier legwear than tights? Try leggings. No one will know the difference, except you – you’ll stay warmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like Riding Pants

Wear heavier weights like riding pants, but pair them with unexpected footwear. Instead of riding boots, for example, try sandals or pumps for a change of pace. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plus Size Style

Can plus size women wear leggings? Absolutely! Just remember to cover the bum and any unsightly dimples and you’re “good to go.” This cute combo draws attention to the feet in a fun, flattering way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what’s the bottom line with how to wear leggings?

 

They’re a fun, cute alternative to tights or trousers so long as they look good and don’t reveal too much. Wear them under tops, dresses, skirts, and long sweaters and you’ll be right on trend.

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