How to Wear Leggings

Learn how to wear leggings and look fashionable with these tips.

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You Will Need

  • Ankle length, opaque, dark-hued leggings
  • Loose-fitting blouses, tops, and tees
  • A tunic
  • A dress
  • A jacket
  • A miniskirt
  • Flats, sandals, boots, or platform shoes
  • A belt (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Choose shade

    Choose ankle-length, opaque, black, or dark-hued leggings to avoid looking like a fashion victim. There are lots of great fabrics and pattern choices, like lace, "wet look," or torn to personalize your look.

  2. Step 2

    Create balance

    Create balance by wearing loose fitting boyfriend-style t-shirts, flowing blouses, long sweaters, or roomy oxfords. Tight on top and tight on bottom looks trashy.

  3. Remember – leggings aren't pants. Make sure your top is long enough to cover your hips.

  4. Step 3

    Wear with tunics

    Wear leggings with tunics for a casual, bohemian look. A colorful, printed top becomes the focus with a pair of simple black leggings.

  5. Step 4

    Pair with a dress

    Pair leggings with a dress, which can be fitted for a sleeker look, or with a voluminous skirt for a more casual vibe.

  6. Cinch your dress with a skinny belt to create an elegant silhouette while elongating your legs.

  7. Step 5

    Top with a jacket

    Top your leggings with a jacket. Hip-length jackets are flattering, as are embellished jackets, like a fashionable military jacket.

  8. Step 6

    Slip on under a miniskirt

    Slip them on under a miniskirt. This not only looks fashionable and current but comes in handy if your miniskirt is a bit too short for you to feel comfortable in.

  9. Step 7

    Wear the right shoes

    Complement your leggings with the right shoes. Flats, boots, sling backs, and pumps always look great. The more fashion forward can opt for funky, high-heeled platform shoes.

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