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Give Your Legs and Wardrobe a Lift!

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Difference between leggings, jeggings, and tights,

Sometimes all it takes to give your wardrobe a lift is a few accessories and some strategic purchases. If you really want to pep up a tired wardrobe, but don’t have a lot of cash to commit think about adding just a few pieces to update what you already have hanging in your closet. Leggings – either solid or printed – can be a great addition to your wardrobe provided you wear them the right way.

What’s the Difference?

You might have heard the following terms used interchangeably, but leggings, tights, and jeggings are not the same thing. Let’s break it down with some help from the Times of India;

 Leggings: Think “pants light” and you’ll have it just about right. Leggings are heavier than tights and can go with a high or low rise. They are opaque but still thinner than your standard pants, and if the fabric is thin enough, they can show more than you would want them to.

 Tights: These are made from a thicker fabric land that cover the foot and go up to the waist. They can vary from slightly transparent to completely opaque, patterned, textured, or even fishnet.

 Jeggings: This is where it gets more confusing. Jeggings resemble a pair of really skintight jeans, and are often referred to as skinny jeans, even though they’re not. The fabric is a print that resembles denim, but has a lot of Lycra in it to give it that sprayed on look. The simplest way to classify jeggings from jeans is that there are no pockets, no buttons, and no zippers. The name is a squish of “jeans” and “leggings.”

Do’s and Don’ts

There are lots of places where you can get pointers on the do’s and don’ts of leggings for all seasons as well as fashion stores like Habbana that sell printed leggings online in India. No matter what your taste in print is, right one can spice up everything in your wardrobe. But wearing it the wrong way can not only be unattractive, but even uncomfortable.

 Don’t wear leggings as pants since the material can be thin enough that it can show skin or underwear.

 Do wear leggings under a cute skirt or dress that you would otherwise think is too mini or with a
pair of shorts. This can help you take shorts and high hemlines from being a one season item to being a three season item.

 Don’t wear leggings with a short, tight top unless you have the frame for it. For curvier ladies it will simply highlight the curves that you might not wish to. Durbanzone recommends against sucking and tucking; if you want to rein in your excess curves, stick with Spanx or other shapewear.

 Do buy leggings made from thicker fabric and test the stretch your fingers. These will last longer, and often look better than cheaper leggings made from thinner fabric. The Guardian recommends that you buy the best quality that you can afford commenting that leggings in good fabrics look elegant no matter what you’re doing from walking the dog to taking off on an international jet set jaunt.

Which one is your favorite?

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