Leggings are a much talked-about thing these days, mainly because people wear them so often. And we’re not just talking about to the gym either; no, girls and women these days wear leggings both for casual and formal events.
While legging-lovers think this athletic gear is perfectly acceptable for wear anytime and anywhere, others are critical. In fact, a video, in which a Southern woman explains that, “leggings are not pants,” recently went viral.
However, it must be noted that, in this video, the woman does not say that leggings shouldn’t be worn. She just says they should be worn appropriately, which, to her, means that they should be worn with a top that covers the wearer’s rear end.
In fact, among critics of leggings, very few say that leggings shouldn’t be worn outside of the gym. Most just have a few caveats about HOW they should be worn. With that said, it seems pretty clear that most people agree, though there is some argument over how to wear them, that fitness leggings or workout leggings absolutely can be a fashion statement.
If you want to try wearing your leggings outside of the gym, some simple tips can help you to look great and to avoid criticism.
For starters, do like the lady in the above mentioned video recommends and wear leggings with a top that covers your rear end. Leggings can often be somewhat sheer, and the easiest way to make a fashion faux pas is to have your underwear showing through your leggings! There are many tops that can work well with leggings, including big sweaters, roomy long t-shirts, and untucked dress shirts. Accessories can help to make the outfit more or less fancy depending on where you’re going.
Leggings As An Accessory
Leggings also happen to look super cute under dresses. They serve as a warmer, thicker substitute for tights, making them perfect for the winter months. Plus, for dresses that are too short to wear on their own, they are a great way to offer a little coverage.
While these are what we consider the best way to wear leggings, remember that you are your own person and you are free to wear leggings however you see fit. If someone doesn’t like it, then oh well! Wear your leggings the way you want and enjoy the comfort and freedom they offer.