How to Look Cute But Feel Comfy If You’ve Already Indulged Too Much

We hope you enjoy this TMS Replay of an article we posted a little while back. It offers some cute ways to wear leggings in case you’ve already hit the holiday goodies a bit too much, or if you plan to today, or in the coming week. With leggings you can have it all – comfort and style. Enjoy!

By Lisa Miller

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Images from The Mommy Stylist Pinterest board “Outfit Ideas- Leggings.”

Let’s face it, moms need freedom of movement. We are always chasing children, picking up the house, getting in and out of the car, and running errands. All I can say is, thank goodness leggings have come back into our lives. Leggings wear well under airy tops, sweaters, and dresses making them a fabulous all-weather option and helping you stretch your wardrobe budget. They also hide white un-tan legs or, gasp!, unshaven legs, even cellulite. For something that seems so simple, the myriad of styles available can be a tricky beast, if you aren’t aware of a few guidelines. Here is a quick reference to help you pick the best pair for you.

  • ALWAYS cover the crotch! Most leggings create an awful camel toe. Not flattering. Cover it with a long top.

  • Inspect the opaqueness. When trying on leggings, wear your brightest pair of undies and bend over. Can you see through? Translucency does not necessarily rule out a pair of leggings, but it is   important to know when putting together outfits. Again, we’re big fans of the Wunder Under Pant ($82) from Lululemon for a fitted, opaque legging with a wide waistband which eliminates muffin top and a hidden pocket for cards and keys.

  • Wear no-line panties or a thong.

  • Know your body. Do the leggings make your thighs or stomach look bulgy or lumpy? Try a different style or wear them with a top that skims over those areas.

  • Layer, layer, layer. The most fabulous legging get-ups layer a long shirt or dress with a jacket or sweater, and then add a statement scarf or necklace.

An excellent reference when putting together real-life outfits is I’ve put together a board on The Mommy Stylist Pinterest page with outfit ideas featuring leggings. There, you’ll find the images above and some additional resources. A quick scroll-through is sure to turn up an ensemble easily put-together with some items currently in your closet. Click on over and take a look around. Now, you’re ready to style those comfortable, stretchy leggings and get on with your flexibility-requiring life.

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