Happy Tuesday ladies. Women seem to have a love/hate relationship with leggings. They either love them or detest them but the truth is, more and more of us are reaching for leggings these days because they’re perfect for wearing at home and super comfortable.
There’s a flattering way to wear leggings and a not so flattering way. I shared my best tips for how to wear leggings here. Today I’m rounding up some fun long tops to wear with them that’ll work for spring and into summer.
Style Tips On How To Wear Leggings
- Make sure the fabric is totally opaque, these are not tights
- Be sure your top is long enough to cover your crotch and backside
- Buy leggings with a high spandex count so they don’t bag out at the knees and seat
- High-rise leggings with a wide no-roll waistband prevent them from rolling down when you sit
- Choose full-length rather than cropped leggings for the most elegant look
- Solid colors tend to look less like exercise wear
Best Tops To Wear With Leggings
Leggings always look best with long tunic tops because no matter the shape you’re in, they look tacky as streetwear with short tops. Side slits help elongate the look of your legs while maintaining your modesty:). If you are petite, try tops from the missy section which will give you some extra length. Tops from the tall section will also give some extra length so don’t limit yourself to one department.
Short or Long Dress
Leggings look great under short tunic dresses or even longer ones with side slits. Many of these are sheer which keeps the whole look lighter. If your legs aren’t your best feature, yet you love to wear dresses, a lightweight legging could be a great solution for you.
These are super easy to wear but are often on the full side so beware that they don’t swamp you. Large over lean is a great look but try to avoid ones that look like tents. This tunic has a drawstring waist that helps slim it down. Think about adding a belt to fuller tunics to give some semblance of shape.
Basically, any button-up shirt that’s long enough to cover your backside works over a pair of leggings. Straight, shirttail or asymmetrical hemlines are all flattering with leggings.
Plus Size Tunics
Curvy ladies look wonderful in plus size leggings and there’s no shortage of cute tops to wear with them. Just be sure they’re long enough to cover your derriere and not too full. You’re aiming for tops that float and skim over your torso that are not overly voluminous.
Quality leggings look great on plus-sized ladies in shapes that flow but don’t overwhelm. Fit and flare tunics are a great option for all women to give a semblance of shaping without clinging. These are hands down my very favorite leggings of all time. They’re a very slim pant that’s uber comfy and travels like a dream.
Are you reaching for leggings more often these days?
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Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.