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The Do’s And Don’ts When Choosing Leggings

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The Do’s And Don’ts When Choosing Leggings

Almost everyone loves to wear leggings, the versatility it offers is enormous. It chooses no season; winter or summer, they are a perfect pair to wear. They can work as a substitute to tights or pants. They are very comfortable to wear, making you feel like you are wearing nothing, hence letting you move freely without any disturbances. 

But, unfortunately, not everyone wears them right. Epic fails are nothing but common to ladies who do not know the golden rules of wearing leggings. So, you will not get into the “epic legging fail” trend, this article will walk you through the do’s and don’ts when choosing and wearing leggings. 

The Do’s 

 Here are the best ways for you to achieve that perfect legging style:

  • Do layer

Yes, layering is the most flattering and effective way to look best while wearing leggings. Pairing up your leggings with a floaty, soft blouse, and a cropped leather jacket or knitted wool coat would make you look at your best. 

  • Do Use Understated / Subtle Patterns To Make / Create Texture

Go with muted or understated patterns or soft imprinted fabrics to make/create texture. This is also a great way to create a look that is very interesting and exciting. 

  • Do Use Striking / Bright Colors and Patterns Very Carefully

Yes of course, you can consider wearing them, but you have to be very careful when doing so. If you already have a bright and flashy bottom, stick with neutral or simple colors on top or if you are considering wearing bright or fully patterned top stay with simple or neutral leggings. Overpowering and too flashy top and bottom would never give you a good look at all! It will not flatter you in anyway. Click on the link for legging colors to choose from:

  • Do choose shoes right

Your outfit will never look stunning if you do not choose the right shoes to pair. Flats are never a good idea to pair with leggings, except if the wearer is tall. Taller women can pair flat sandals or pumps with leggings with full pleasure.

For shorter women on the other hand, footwear with heels can look good on leggings. Extending your legs is easy if you wear leggings together with a nice pair of heeled boots, stilettos or wedges.

The Don’ts

Below are things that you should avoid when wearing leggings:

  • Do not show off your crotch

First things first, never show off your crotch! You might be asking up to now whether leggings are tights or pants. The easy answer is that leggings are supposedly skin tight, hence wearing them like tights only that you have to make sure that your crotch are completely covered. Some think that since it is opaque, it is not necessary, but unfortunately that is not the case. You have to wear longer length tops, blouse, dress or tunic to create a look that is very appealing and flattering. 

  • Don’t wear see through

Never consider wearing see through leggings unless your top is knee length or mid thigh. It is completely disgusting seeing girls panty through their leggings. And besides, if your plan is see through look, buy tights and not leggings. 

  • Do not choose light colors on fuller or too curvaceous figures

Light colors make one look larger and darker colors do the opposite to fuller body. There are many colors of leggings.

The do’s and don’ts above are your best means to keep your fashion right when wearing leggings. No one wants to look ugly on the dress or outfit they wear, hence you have to find all ways possible to make sure you look stunning everyday. 

Leggings can be used on different occasions and situations, and choosing the right one to wear is a must. To top all your guidelines, you always have to look for comfort. The size to choose should be good enough to make you move freely, same as with the fabric/material to use. Are you using your leggings to exercise? Or are you using it as an everyday attire? Wearing it anywhere, anytime is possible as long as you are making the right choices. 

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Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.

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