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
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 Pinterest.com. 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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