Sunday, April 13, 2014

How to wear leggings

This is me wearing my blue Elin Georgia dress as a top. I wore it with navy Mango leggings, Zara ballet flats, Ni-QUA clutch and my pearls. Oops, no makeup and hair not brushed!
Moms and preggy women love leggings. It's super comfy and versatile, but they forget that leggings are actually not pants. Leggings are too thin to substitute as pants so your butt doesn't have support and it ends up looking flat or deflated or, er, bouncy. Worst of all, some leggings are so see-through and, mommy, seriously, no one wants to see your butt! Or your vagina!

But we have to concede that the leggings have wormed its way from gym wear to outer wear. As you can see, even I have worn them to visit the OBG. So here are my tips on how to wear leggings:

  • Your leggings may be worn as pants but only if they're thick. If you can see through them, then those are not leggings. They're stockings.
  • Leggings should fall below the ankle. If it falls anywhere above your ankle, that's called gym attire. Wear only at the gym!
  • Printed leggings are fun but they look best on the skinniest legs because printed leggings make legs look big. Even skinny me can't pull off those things anymore.  
  • Your top must be long enough to hide your butt and your crotch. No excuses.
  • Your top must be short enough so that it doesn't look like you're super conservative. If you do plan to wear leggings with a dress, don't. Wear opaque tights instead. (Leggings don't have feet, if you didn't know the difference between leggings and tights!)

So what's great to pair with leggings? A long cardigan, cozy boyfriend/hubby sweater or any of your boyfriend's or husband's shirts, long button-down shirt. You can wear a dress but make sure it's short and that it hugs your body. A full skirt with leggings looks silly!

As you can see with what I did with the Elin Georgia dress (you already saw me in the gray version), I hiked it up to my butt so now it looks like a long shirt.
Everything covered! So I'm comfy, pretty, stylish and decent!

Gosh, I love my Elin Georgia dress! So versatile! If you want Elin maternity and nursing dresses and tops, too, shop shop shop at their online shop!

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  1. This is really informative.. So pretty you are talaga Mommy Frances ^^

  2. nice, now i know, super like pa naman to wear leggings kasi its very comfy. Thnx for the tips :)

  3. Thanks for the tips. I've seen women wearing see-through leggings and can see their butt and panties before, so I've been conscious of my own ever since. I mean, you're right, who wants to see another woman's butt? :)

  4. Ganda gANDA talaga ni mommy Frances! thanks for the tips- =)

  5. Thanks everybody! Glad to help =D


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