How to Wear Leggings in Style

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  • Wear leggings with tunics: Not all styles of tops work with leggings.The simplest way for women to sport leggings is underneath a tunic. Tunics vary in length, so it's important that your tunic is long enough to cover your hips and rear. Because leggings fit so close to the body, you want your top to come down past your hips - otherwise, this is a look better suited for the gym instead of the street. Your tunic top can be in sweater form or knit jersey material. You can wear a belt with it or not. Just make sure your look is balanced - since a tunic is roomy, your leggings should be fitted. One way to sport a monochromatic, casually elegant ensemble is to wear a black tunic with black leggings and black high heel boots. This is perfect for cool weather.
  • Petites and tall women: Petite women should take care when wearing leggings with a roomy top. Make sure your top is proportioned for shorter women so that it doesn't fall past your mid-thighs - otherwise, it can look like you're wearing a dress with leggings underneath. Also, your ensemble should be as monochromatic as possible for an elongating look. Tall women should also select their tops with care. You want to wear a shirt that comes down far enough so that your rear isn't exposed.
  • Choose the right shoes: Leggings look best with flats, such as ballerina flats, or plain pumps. Boots are another great option to wear with leggings.
  • Don't wear a tight shirt: Because leggings are so fitted, it's best to steer clear of tight shirts for the best look. These items work better when your overall outfit is balanced, pairing roomy with fitted.
  • Wearing leggings with dresses: Dresses that fall at or above the knee can work with leggings. This is one case where a close-fitting dress would look good with leggings, such as a jersey knit dress with a wide belt at the waist. Leggings also work with bohemian fashions or billowy casual dresses for women.
  • Pair them with mini-skirts: One look that's popular for younger women is pairing leggings with mini-skirts, particularly denim skirts. Slip into a pair of flat shoes, add a coordinating top and this is an easy, casual outfit perfect for weekends.
  • Coordinate colors: Leggings are best used as an accessory to your outfit, not the main ingredient, so choose your ensemble first, then add leggings if you want. Your leggings' color should match something else in your outfit for the most harmonious pairing.
 

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[h=2]How Not to Wear Leggings[/h]Avoid these looks if you want to wear your leggings stylishly:
  • Don't wear leggings with sweatshirts: While this is fine for hanging around a college dormitory, it's not a chic look anywhere else.
  • Don't wear a short top with leggings: Your shirt, whether it's a tunic or other A-line top, should fall past your rear, not stop at the waist. This is especially important if your leggings fall on the thin side -- you don't want to look like you left the house in only a shirt and tights.
  • Don't wear leggings in place of pants: Leggings are an accessory, not a garment. They shouldn't be expected to take the place of a pair of slacks, but instead to add to the flair of a casual outfit.
 

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