Yes, there is an incorrect and a correct way to wear leggings. To make you look slimmer and skinnier, we are going to reveal the best slimming secrets when it comes to styling leggings.
Let’s begin with somewhat of a controversial topic; leggings are not pants, and thus, should not be worn as such. Now, I do understand this temptation, comfort can be quite persuasive. However, your comfort outfits should stay at home, hence in the comfort of your home.
Long Cardigans and Long Blazer
For women who have been shying away from leggings, whether because of the lack of styling know-how or discomfort when it comes to certain extend of exposure, this is the perfect fashion outfit for you:
Pair your simple, black leggings with a long button-down shirt (or a long top that covers your buttocks), add a belt to highlight your waist, wear your favourite boots, and add a long cardigan or a long blazer for that extra elongating and slimming effect.
Leather leggings are in style this season and you can look your slimming stylish by pairing your leather leggings with an oversized knit sweater and knee high boots. Leather leggings are particularly slimming as they smooth out any bumps around your hips and thighs.
I recommend experimenting with different legging materials to choose the pair that feels comfortable and camouflages those extra bits around thighs and legs.
Colourful Leggings and Prints: A Warning
Colourful leggings and prints tend to add some weight, and thus should be worn by women with longer, leaner legs. If you do not wish to further exaggerate your curves, choose more neutral, darker tones for your leggings to thin and flatter your curvy body. If you wish to wear colourful leggings or leggings with print, make sure to pair it with a simples blouse or top.
Not Quite Shirtdresses
Leggings look amazing with a shirt that is not quite long enough to be a dress. Moreover, if you always find yourself drooling over mini dresses, but know you are not brave enough to wear them, leggings can give you that extra boost of courage, and make the look complete. The right mini dress can accent your bust and waist, and make your legs look thinner and longer, while the leggings can conceal any insecurity you may have about your legs. The same applies for women that can’t leave and won’t leave their summer dresses behind – taking a careful consideration of the length of the dress, of course. Add a scarf, boots and a jacket for an extra chic look.
Sweaters and Ponchos
My ultimate favourite look is a bulky sweater or a poncho with leggings. The leggings can balance the bulky essence of the sweater, while making you feel extra comfortable and cosy. Choose the sweater that flatters your body shape, add a scarf, and your favourite knee-high boots and venture off into an autumn adventure.
There you have it; our legging pairing hacks that make you look slimmer in style. In reality, any fashion item has the tendency to make your look either heavier or slimmer. It’s up to you to experiment with different items and looks to locate your flattering style. Keep in mind your body shape, how to accent your waist, bust and legs. Think about which materials are more form fitting and structured to conceal your extra bits. Most importantly, do not settle for a fashion outfit that is good enough. Always wear outfits that make you look and feel brilliant.