Leggings are probably among our favourite items of clothing in our closet. Come summer or winter, we can just pull them on and be ready to hit the road. There is no doubt they look good on almost every body type, but it is the comfort factor that makes them such a favourite. However, there are certain mistakes we all make while wearing leggings which might just ruin our look without us even realizing it. Here are the dos and don’ts of wearing leggings you need to know!
Since leggings stick to your skin unlike pants or jeans, it is best you pair them with tops that are longer in length. Oversized tops and cardigans look better with leggings as they balance out the boxy element of the tops.
1. DO: Style them with long tops.
While there isn’t any harm if you want to wear leggings with a cropped top, it’s advisable not to. The spandex fit accentuates your butt and your pelvic region...and chances are you might be walking around with a camel toe - biggest fashion disaster ever!
2. DON’T: Wear them with cropped tops
3. DO: Try it in other fabrics
Leggings come in a number of different fabrics and designs. Do give leather or suede a try. It is a fun way to change your style without being uncomfortable.
Unless you want to look someone from a 1990s fitness video, we suggest you stay away from neon and bold coloured leggings. Coloured stockings is a good alternative to wear under dresses, but the fabric of leggings give them a very unflattering appearance if they are too loud on prints and colours.
4. DON’T: Go crazy over prints or colours
5. DO: Wear the right shoes
You have the freedom to experiment with your shoes with leggings. Wear knee high boots during boots over them and slip on your comfiest ballet flats in summer. Just make sure your shoes aren’t too bulky.
Do not treat your leggings are trousers or jeans. They’re not. They are very delicate compared to your trousers and cannot deal with everyday wear and tear the way jeans do.
6. DON’T: Treat them as trousers or jeans
7. DO: Wear seamless underwear
Another big fashion disaster you should not be a victim of...your panty line showing through. Always remember to wear seamless panties with your leggings.
8. DON’T: Wear thongs
Wearing thongs under your leggings is a bad idea. The lycra elasticity of the leggings makes them hug your skin tight and wearing thongs might end up giving you an unpleasant wedgie. As mentioned above, always opt for panties that no seam lines.
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Published on Feb 13, 2016