Let’s get one thing out of the way—yes, you can (and should!) break out a pair of leggings no matter what your body type is. Here are simple, straightforward guidelines to follow so you can find a style that suits your figure best.
Keep reading for tips to rock leggings as a curvy woman!
Find the Right Fabric
All legging fabrics are not created equal. Look for high quality, durable materials like ponte (a double-side knit) versus flimsy jersey. While cotton is breathable, try leggings with a mix of fabrics that include nylon and even polyester for stretch and fit. Opt for a high rise style to streamline your look.
Find The Correct Stretch
Workout pants retain their shape because of their stretch, so your everyday leggings should do the same. Stretch materials (like spandex and elastane) help leggings hug your curves without losing their shape over time.
Stylist Tip: High water temperatures and heat from your dryer can cause fibers to break down. Wash on a cool cycle, then lay flat to dry to get the most out of your leggings.
Fit & Fabric Is King
We all know about VPL, but think about STL: See Through Leggings. No matter your body shape, the wrong pair of leggings can lead to a wardrobe malfunction. If you can see through your pants when you bend over or sit, they’re not the right fit or fabric.
Now that you’ve found your new favorite pair, decide how you want to style your leggings.
What are your tips for wearing leggings as a curvy woman? Tell us in the comments!