When it comes to comfort, leggings can be the next best thing to sweat pants.
The good thing is that, most sweats, leggings can be dressed up or down, depending on the situation.
#Plussize Tips, How to Wear Leggings
First of all, YES, plus gals can wear leggings.
Like for anyone else, it’s just about learning how to wear them
Go for the dark colors.
If you are looking to go for a slim look, stick to the darker colors.
Black and dark denim are almost always the slimmest way to go for anyone.
Thick or thin
There are some people out there who say that if the material of the legging is thick, it will make your legs look bigger. The truth is that the material is often thicker because it has slimming (as in holding it in for us slimming) materials, such as lycra, woven in.
Stick to the solids
This is even true for the less than plus gal. Beyond a 3 year old with ponytails, printed leggings seldom look good on anyone.
Don’t be afraid to layer over leggings
Once a tunic or a dress covers your thigh area, leggings can really slim the look down. If you have shorter legs, you may want to have a longer legging and/or wear some kind of a heel. You want your leg to look longer to pull the look off.
When to wear flats with your leggings
Flats almost always look the best with leggings. Heels usually only look best when your booty is cover with a dress or tunic. Boots look great too. The height of the boot itself should be taller if you have a curvier calf.
It’s the jeans cheat we love
It’s true that there are denim leggings out there that can be a good ‘cheat’ for those wanting the jeans look. Look for a comfortable waistband, false pockets, and other detailing when purchasing these.
- Get the right size to avoid that dreaded sausage look.
- The longer the top, the longer you want to make your legs look in compensation.
Solid colors only please.
- Look for the addition of stretchy material to help hold what needs holding in.
- Check out your look in a full length mirror.