How To Wear Leggings

Leggings can be a great way to keep warm in the autumn and winter and the truly great thing about leggings is that, when they’re not worn as trousers, they can suit a variety of body types and look age appropriate on women all across the age spectrum.

How To Wear Leggings


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Black leggings are a classic staple in any wardrobe and in most cases, will slim your silhouette by elongating your legs. Always make sure the leggings you choose aren’t too tight or so sheer that your thighs wobble when you walk and your knees show through, at the same time make sure they aren’t so loose that they bag at the knees or anywhere else.


Tips for wearing leggings

  • Choose thick, non-shiny fabric like a double knit or high grade cotton. This fabric will hide any unsightly bulges, not be see-though and not look cheap.
  • Layering is crucial. Think of leggings as tights rather than pants and put them under skirts, dresses, tunics or with an over-sized long white classic shirt.
  • Choose longer tops (at least to mid-thigh) to camouflage the stomach and hips.
  • Never wear leggings that are the same colour as your skin; otherwise you will look naked and bigger than you actually are.
  • Jeggings are a hybrid creation between jeans and leggings. They are usually pretty thick and do look like jeans, but with the tightness of leggings. These can be worn with pretty much any top as they can be styled like your normal pants or jeans. If you are still wary of the idea of leggings, you should opt for jeggings and simply follow the same rules as when it comes to styling leggings.