say no to camel toe! (how to wear leggings)

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i know leggings are super comfy and so easy to throw on  (i actually love leggings so much I can barely wear jeans now) but as much as we want them to be pants they just aren’t!

 

but before you take my advice, you might want to know a little bit about me!

my name is pearl and i am elsa’s intern for the summer! i’m currently a university student from edmonton, ab, canada – studying clothing, textiles & fashion merchandising.

elsa has kindly given me the opportunity to do a guest post on her blog :)

and… i happen to be an expert on leggings because i wear them so often myself!

 

#1 rule: DO NOT wear leggings as pants – leggings have this sneaky tendency to give women camel toe & we want to keep our junk private!

 

in addition, leggings are usually thinner than normal pants and when you bend over in them they become see-through & you don’t want people seeing all your goodies now do you?!

 

HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES OF LEGGINGS GONE BAD

 

exhibit #1: wearing leggings as pants with a top that is wayyy too short!

 

exhibit #2: megan fox revealing more than we want to see!

 

exhibit #3: kim kardashian has a nice bum but exposing it like this is very unflattering!

 

so i’m here to give you some tips on how to wear leggings & look sexy in them!

first, find shirts that cover your bum in the back and cover your womanly areas in the front – you want the shirt to hit a little bit above mid-thigh.

look for shirts with rounded hems as they are the most flattering! you can try a tunic, button down blouse or a plain t-shirt as long as they are looooong enough to cover what needs to be covered!

for summer, my favorite way to wear leggings is with a long t-shirt or blouse and some wedges or cool sandals (for sandal tips check out elsa’s post don’t wear ugly sandals).

 

HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF LEGGINGS DONE RIGHT

exhibit #1: here jessica alba pairs a long black top & sweater with grey leggings & flats

 

exhibit #2: here lauren conrad pairs a button down blouse with a rounded hem (yay!) with leather leggings

 

once you master finding the right shirts to wear with leggings, you can spice it up by trying out some of the cool leggings out there, such as leather leggings like the ones above, ones with zippers at the bottom (which are my fave), fun colors or prints.

however if you are curvier remember to go for a darker colored legging.

here are some cool black leggings and some leopard print leggings i found from asos:

 

hope this helps you!  i’d love to hear your comments – whether you’ve struggled with leggings, have never tried them or whether you have any fun ones in your closet already!

<3

pearly

 

 

 

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  1. Maria says:

    Thanks, this post along with the sandals one are in my favorites list!

  2. Ali says:

    Love the ones Lauren Conrad is wearing and the way it’s combined.

  3. Leggings are leggings and pants are pants. Definitely not the same thing. Thanks for sharing!

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