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Dos & Don’ts When Buying Leggings

By Alyssa Martinez @ItsMariaAlyssa

Dos & Don’ts When Buying Leggings

Leggings are form-fitting trousers that can be worn as a layering garment or on their own. Initially, leggings were designed as two garments – one for each leg – but have since become one garment. They are meant to keep your legs warm and come in a wide range of lengths, colors, and materials. When used for exercise purposes, they help to reduce chafing on the legs.

Here are the dos and don’ts that you should adhere to when buying leggings:

Consult A Size Chart

When buying leggings from online stores such as Move U, you should consult a sizing chart because the sizes always vary depending on the brand. The designer usually offers a size chart to buyers, allowing you to compare your own measurements against the size chart. To get the right size, you need to measure your hips and waistline.

If your measurements fall between two different sizes, you should buy the larger size instead of the smaller pair.

Dos & Don’ts When Buying Leggings

Try On Similar Leggings

You should visit many stores before buying a particular pair of leggings. It might be helpful to try on a few pair by different designers to see how the leggings are sized and how the cuts look. Seeing the colors and fabrics in person can be more beneficial than viewing pictures online.

If you take a liking to a specific pair, you should write down the details, including the manufacturer then conduct a search to see if you can find a similar pair for less at an online store.

Consider The Legging Material

Leggings come in a wide variety of lengths. You can choose between ankle-length, mid-calf, knee-length, and stirrups. The length that you choose should be determined by your personal preference or the intended purpose of the leggings.

Consider Your Body Type

When buying leggings, you should consider your body type because their length can accentuate your legs in different ways. Although knee-length leggings may flatter tall women, short women should not wear them. These leggings make short women appear shorter because they cut their height in two.

You should also look at the color of leggings when considering your body shape. If you have a curvy body, you should stick to darker leggings because they have a slimming effect. Light or bright colored leggings, on the other hand, usually draw attention to the legs. Therefore, if you want a slimming look, you should avoid such leggings.

Dos & Don’ts When Buying Leggings

Wear Leggings For Exercise

When it comes to fitness wear, leggings are great because they are more aerodynamic than regular pants. You can wear exercise leggings to the gym as a substitute for pants. You should purchase synthetic leggings for working out because they are made for that specific purpose. If you choose cotton leggings for your workout, you will sweat too much.

Do Not Ignore Comfort

Although you might feel tempted to buy cheap leggings, you should never compromise comfort for price. Leggings are usually designed for comfort and they have a flexible design, featuring an elastic waistband.

Do Not Confuse Leggings With Tights

Although they are both made from form-fitting material and you can wear them under other clothes, there are major differences between leggings and tights. The latter are made from thinner material and cannot act as a substitute for pants. Moreover, you can wear leggings all year round but tights are associated with winter


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