Get a Leg Up When Wearing Leggings!

“Leggings are NOT pants!”

This is the cry from my awesome cousin, Jax. She is an opinions editor at the Western Herald, the official paper of one of my alma maters, Western Michigan University. Her recent article sparked a friendly debate between the two of us. http://www.westernherald.com/opinion/opinion-wearing-leggings-is-the-same-as-being-pants-less/

Is it OK to wear leggings as pants?

I rock leggings often. They are comfortable, and for me, much easier to manage than regular tights. I don’t care if the label of the tights claim that they are “rolldown proof,” they still manage to slide down a tad throughout the day, forcing me to find a restroom to give a good yank. That’s why I prefer leggings. HOWEVER, they do need to be worn with caution, or yes, one will appear pants-less, or just plain tacky.

Here’s an example:

Outside of the Cathedral.  Sweaterdress, H&M.

Outside of the Cathedral.
Sweaterdress, H&M. Leggings, Forever 21 Plus.

I prefer to wear my leggings with boots and sweater dresses. They also work well with dresses, tunics, cardigans, and t shirts that are long. However, we curvy girls need to keep fit and proportion in mind and not mix a really oversized top with the leggings, because we can end up looking “boxy.” Some of my favorite brands are Charlotte Russe and Forever 21 Plus. Both brands produce soft and durable leggings that aren’t see-through. I do NOT recommend leggings made with a spandex blend! Those are definitely meant for the gym!

Here’s a great link on wearing the leggings right:

http://charmedvalerie.com/wp-content/uploads/how-to-wear-leggings.jpg

So, when my cousin loses her bet and has to wear leggings for a week, at least she will know how to rock the look:)

What do YOU think?

I also love leggings with a flair! However, don't go nuts with the décor!  Leggings, Forever 21 Plus. Sweater coat, Charlotte Russe. Sweater dress, H&M.

I also love leggings with a flair! However, don’t go nuts with the décor!
Leggings, Forever 21 Plus. Sweater coat, Charlotte Russe. Sweater dress, H&M.

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