Friday, May 31, 2013

Legging are Super Versatile


 
My favorite
 

Leggings are a funny garment. They can be comfortable, easy to wear, dressed up or down and through it all they can go hideously wrong. They can be too heavy, slide down your derriere, strangle your ankles or worst of all, show the world your underwear. This was a recent problem with a yoga pant available at Lululemon. Apparently a shipment of Luon yoga pants was far too revealing and gave patrons of this practice an opportunity to put on a show.

 

The problem with leggings is getting the right fabric and the right fit. You want them to be snug but not constricting. Make sure you purchase the correct size, too small and you might spend a lot of time trying to keep that crotch where it belongs. Too large leggings will sag or bag and not give you that form fitted look. The waist band is also important; it should be wide and sit comfortably. Leggings are similar to footless tights and should feel comfortable but give you more coverage.

 

Love the pop of yellow in the tote
 
 
Leggings look best when they’re paired with a tunic or dress that has some volume to balance out the slimness on the bottom half of your body. Leggings are the best thing to wear with all those dresses that look too short. I’ve seen quite a few in the store and thought they would be perfect if they were just longer, wear them with leggings and now it works. Coverage is the key when wearing leggings, make sure your bottom and front are covered, no overexposure.

 

I have to admit I love the look and feel of leggings. They’re comfortable and I can dress them up with some quick accessory and jewelry changes. I’ve found the perfect (for me) leggings at Chadwicks.com. They come with a tall inseam and have a really comfortable wide waistband. I don’t have to struggle to keep them up and the material is just thick enough to smooth out my imperfections, kind of like Spanx. The price isn’t too bad at $19.99 and so far they have held up to machine washings with no pilling or snagging. I highly recommend this versatile garment, perfect to wear all summer.
 
I have this shirt, sandals and purse, now I just need the bangles

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