8/08/2007

The Look of Leggings

I know many of us don't want to re-live the eighties, but come on, all fashions are just a redo of the past. So we might as well bring out the old, as long as we pick and choose the best from what is there. The look of leggings is back with a vengeance, and really isn't as bad as it used to be. Now they're being worn under romantic, flowy dresses, tunics with hipster belts, or empire waisted tunic tops that are very figure flattering and feminine. As you've probably already noticed, the more adventurous and younger crowd are wearing them under jean miniskirts and even city shorts.

Before you scoff at all the 80's nostalgia, realize that out of all the fads that are out there right now, the leggings are probably the most figure flattering for every shape than anything else, and think again.

Now not just any pair will do. I'm not a fan of the sheer leggings, as that looks a little too ballet for everyday wear for me. I also don't like the lace or textured leggings either, because that just attracts too much attention to your legs and makes you look more like an animal with spots than anything else.

But you can't go wrong with a pair of classic, opaque, black leggings. Hides cellulite and gives you a bit more modesty for those short summer dresses you've been wearing this season; as well as accentuates a slim part of your body, while allowing you to wear something billowy on top to camoflouge the rear and tummy area.Not to mention, leggings are one of the cheapest ways to put you on the "most fashionable" list. So what the heck...go spend $10-$18 and buy a pair of leggings.