Diamonds, dresses and heels may be a girl’s best friends when it comes to having a nice closet but without a good pair of leggings, it may all add up to nothing.
Every woman loves to wear fashionable clothes every day. Most of us wants to look fashionable, and still be comfortable at the same time. The invention of leggings allows us to do exactly so.
In the following blog I will discuss some questions that are regularly asked around how to wear your leggings, what makes a pair of leggings good quality and when and where it is appropriate to wear leggings.
WHAT MAKES A GREAT PAIR OF LEGGINGS?
• First (personally I think this is the most important one) is for your leggings to be SQUAT PROOF. You don’t want everybody in the room to see what is going on underneath your legging every time you go down for a good squat.
• As women, we go through the wonderful process of puberty. As a result, we start to develop curves in some places that makes you feel a bit uncomfortable in the gym. The perfect solution for this problem is to buy a pair of leggings that are HIGH-WAISTED to hide the excess number of curves.
• Another comfortable feature for a legging to have is a PHONE POCKET. By having this on your legging, it will ensure that you enjoy your work out without constantly worrying that you might forget your phone on the treadmill or on the squat rack.
• Make sure that your legging is a GOOD FIT. (Comfort is key!) If you are buying online, try to find a size guide to make sure that your legging will fit perfectly.
• One of the most embarrassing things is if it looks like you peed in your pants after an intense work out. Buy leggings that are MOISTURE-WICKING. This means that the leggings are made from a material that moves the sweat to the outer surface and dry quickly so that the sweat doesn’t saturate the fabric. Such materials are your typical synthetics, wools and cottons.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF LEGGINGS
It is important to distinguish which pair of leggings to wear for different functions. Also, it is sometimes just too hot to wear an ankle-length cotton legging to go for a 10km run.
Seamless clothing is fitness-orientated clothes that has been designed and manufactured without any stitches. You can call it a somewhat of a revolution in the fitness industry as it is considered best by people who are fitness enthusiasts.
People who has already used seamless leggings cannot argue with the fact that it is highly beneficial for high intensity training for indoors as well as outdoors.
Since the boundaries between work wear, gym wear, loungewear and streetwear are a bit of a blur, seamless pieces can be worn in any of these categories.
The color you choose to buy your leggings in are absolutely your own choice. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you want to go for a specific look.
One color that will never go out of fashion is black. If you want to go for a slimmer look, black is your color.
Cute in pink – Pink, as well as light blue and camo seamless sets are very much in fashion these days. It’s always nice to own a colorful set for the days you’re tired of wearing the normal grey, black and whites.
If you want to buy a more neutral color, grey is a good choice. One of the benefits of wearing grey leggings is that you can pair it with almost any color top or shirt.
You can find leggings in different lengths. The length of your legging will depend on which activity you are planning on doing, as well as your personal preference.
Some of the lengths that are available:
Ankle-length: Leggings that are just above the ankle. I think this type of leggings are comfortable for gym or during the winter seasons.
Mid-Calf length: These leggings fall between the knee and ankles. They are quite popular amongst middle-aged women but can really be worn by anyone. They are normally worn for long-distance running.
Knee-length: These are just below the knees. They are perfects for yoga, dance or gymnastics.
WHICH MATERIALS ARE BEST FOR LEGGINGS?
The perfect legging is a mix between cotton, polyester and spandex.
The nice thing about cotton is that it is delicate, breathable and comfortable. It does however loose it’s shape after some period.
Therefore, it will be wise to choose a cotton legging that are mixed with some type of stretch-fiber such as spandex.
Polyester is a hydrophobic fabric. This means it will make the legging water-safe and sweat-wicking. This is important if you don’t want the fabric to absorb sweat but rather move the sweat to the outer surface.
3 CUTE LOOKS TO PAIR YOUR LEGGINGS WITH
When we hear the word ‘’legging’’, we immediately think of it as fitness apparel. Since we live in a modern-day society, it’s more than acceptable to put your comfort first. This means that leggings can easily be worn to gym, the campus even work if you’re lucky enough to work in a more laid-back environment. Even if you’re not fortunate enough to work in a laid-back environment, you can still add a few accessories in order to make your look more professional.
Leggings to campus
Plain, black leggings can easily be worn with a plain shirt and sneakers. Spice up your look with a denim jacket to add an extra bit of class. To make the look more ‘girly’ you can add a nice pair of earrings and/or a necklace.
Leggings to work
Leather leggings, a collar shirt with a jersey and a nice pair of boots can take the ‘’plain-legging-look” to a whole new level. You can even add a blazer if you want to go for a more professional look. To further up the professional look, wear a boot with somewhat of a heel and add a handbag as an accessory.
Leggings to gym
If you have enough confidence (and the attributes to do so) you can wear your gym leggings with a crop-top or even a sports bra. For those of us who don’t have the confidence, you can pair your legging with a t-shirt or even a tank top. A cool idea is to tie an oversized t-shirt in a knot to compliment your figure without the need to wear a crop-top. A white pair of training shoes are a nice-to-have. It looks nice and fits with almost any look you want to go with.
LEGGINGS FOR WOMEN ABOVE 40
Since leggings are so comfortable and warm, we want to make it work for all ages. A few suggestions I would make for 40+ women are to pair their leggings with longer tops, tunics and even short dresses. This will give you a funky, yet classy look that will ensure that you keep up with the modern-day trends.
Leggings are your best friend when it comes to layering. Pairing the leggings with a collar shirt and a longer jacket that cover your bottom and thighs, will create a slimmer look. Further, finish the look with a nice pair of boots that fit the rest of your outfit.
For women above 40 who wants to wear leggings to the gym, why not? If you’re a bit skeptical by doing so, wear your legging with a longer shirt that covers your bottom. Not only will it still look nice, but you will also be able to complete your work out in comfort.
HOW TO LOOK AFTER MY LEGGINGS
Here are a few tips for your leggings to last longer:
• Prevent heat exposure
• It is always best to wash leggings in cold water. Allow the pants to air-dry away from direct sunlight.
• Turn the inside out to reduce friction on the outer surface
• Don’t wash your leggings with other laundry. Towels and any other cotton pieces are a big no-go
• You can wash your leggings in the washer but rather put it on the gentle cycle
• Try to use high-quality detergents
Another frequently asked question is how often your leggings should be washed:
This might seem like a bit of a gross question but a lot of us think that our clothes will last longer if we wash them less often. This is true, but not for leggings since it is worn directly on your skin. You don’t even have to participate in heavy sweating activities for your body to gather bacteria. This bacterium will remain on the clothes and will start to grow until the clothes are washed. Thus, don’t forget your leggings in your gym bag as it gives the bacteria a lot of time to grow. A good idea is to wash your legging after every time it’s worn, even if you did not do some exercise there in.
WHERE TO BUY THE BEST LEGGINGS
When buying your leggings, it is important to keep all the above-mentioned tips in mind in order to find the best legging on the market. Luckily, leggings are not hard to find.
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