The Do's And Don'ts of Wearing Printed Leggings
Leggings are already one of the most popular staples in any woman’s wardrobe, but the days of plain black leggings are long gone. Nowadays, you can find everything from bright leggings to leggings with fun prints and to printed leggings with exciting patterns, which have taken over Instagram by storm. As with any type of apparel, there are some do’s and don’ts to wearing printed leggings that you should keep in mind before purchasing your next pair.
The first do is - there are no rules! Wear what you like. Wear what you want. Be you. But if you really insist, here are some ideas on things to consider!
DO wear printed leggings with heels
Depending on how you style printed leggings, they can be dressed up or down. When wearing printed leggings and heels, keep the rest of your outfit simple. A neutral-colored top or cardigan will suffice.
DO wear them to yoga class
Printed leggings are the perfect way to add some personality to your yoga class outfit. However, there are a few things to consider when selecting the best pair for you. First, make sure the leggings are tight enough to stay in place during your practice, but not so tight that they're uncomfortable. Second, choose a pair with a waistband that won't slip down during inversions or other challenging poses. And finally, make sure the print is one that you love - you'll be wearing them a lot!
DO layer them with a longer shirt
Try a pair of printed leggings with a long shirt for a stylish outfit. Combining them over a longer shirt is a versatile and often sophisticated, yet easy to wear look. The long shirt will help to balance out the print and make your outfit look put-together. Plus, it'll keep you warm on those chilly days.
DO invest in a good pair of printed leggings
A good pair of printed leggings can be a real game-changer when it comes to your wardrobe. They can be dressed up or down for any occasion and are comfortable to wear all day. Plus, with so many different prints and patterns available, you're sure to find a pair that suits your personal style.
DO keep it fitted on the bottom
The leggings should be snug, but not so tight that they're uncomfortable or cutting off circulation. You don't want any extra fabric bunching up around your ankles, either. A good rule of thumb is to make sure they're tight enough that you wouldn't mind if someone saw you in them without pants on.
DO pick a bold print
Printed leggings are a great way to add some personality to your outfit without going too over-the-top. If you're going to rock a pair of printed leggings, make sure the print is bold and eye-catching.
DON'T wear see through printed leggings
I'm sure you've seen those leggings that are completely sheer, and while they may look good on the mannequin, they are a definite no-no in real life. Not only are they completely unflattering, but they are also extremely uncomfortable. If you want to wear printed leggings, make sure they are opaque.
DON'T overdo it
You don't want to look like you're trying too hard - or like you're wearing a costume. Try a relaxed and comfortable style for a leggings look. A printed tee, a denim jacket, or even a cardigan worn off the shoulder all work great.
DO wear leggings as pants....sometimes
You might be wondering, can you wear leggings as pants? And the answer is...it depends. If you have a pair of printed leggings that are more like tights, then it's probably not a good idea to wear them as pants. They won't fit the same way and you'll end up with a less than flattering look. However, if your leggings are made of a thicker or better quality fabric and especially if they have a wide waistband, then they can definitely work as pants.
DON'T buy something that's too short or too tight
You don't want to end up with a pair of leggings that are so tight they're uncomfortable, or so short they're more like crops than leggings. If you're not sure, err on the side of caution and go for a longer, looser pair.