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Choosing the perfect fashion leggings

Woman in black shoes and leggings with multi-colored sheer poncho

Somewhere down the road leggings made a comeback, and we couldn’t be happier that they did. They’re easy to throw on, comfortable and can even dress up an outfit. However, making sure that you choose the right pair of leggings is essential. Here are some things to keep in mind on your hunt for your perfect pair of fashion leggings:

The size

Leggings can run a little bit differently than traditional pants. They’re generally more stretchy than a pair of black dress pants or jeans. This is necessary to keep in mind when choosing your size. You may usually buy a large for all of your bottoms. However, opting for a smaller size might be in your best interest because of the give of the material.

When ordering clothes online, you want to make sure you get the ultimate fit. If you’re unsure how to find your measurements, check Monroe and Main’s online guide.

The fit

If you’re buying leggings, consider what type of outfits you’ll be pairing them with. For dresses and skirts, you’re going to want to make sure the waist is form fitting. The higher the waist is, the more slimming it will look. There are plenty of different lengths that you can choose from for your leggings. If you have longer legs, make sure they come past your ankles so they can be worn with whatever shoes you decide to throw on – from booties to flats.

On the other hand, for those warmer months, you can consider cropped leggings that either go to your ankle or knee. That way, your legs aren’t fully covered if you don’t want them to be.

woman wearing gold detailed leggings

The color

When you hear leggings, traditionally you may think of the color black. Don’t limit yourself. Leggings can come in various colors from burgundy to gray. Add a little color to your getup by sporting a bright pair of leggings underneath your dress. Pair it with a monochromatic outfit so that the shade will really pop!

woman wearing colored leggings

The material

One of the most important elements of choosing the best pair of leggings for you is ensuring they’re made of the right material. If they material is thin, after a couple of washes they will become faded and transparent. Make sure your leggings are made from durable material that doesn’t show anything you don’t want visible in the light. The thicker the material is, the longer they will last, and the warmer they’ll keep you during those colder months.

woman wearing leggings

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Daily Golf Apparel

Very helpful guide, choosing the perfect leggings is not easy.

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Published on Dec 17 2015

Last Updated on Dec 19 2015

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