Rock­ing leg­gings like a boss…

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Leisure -

I WAS never a fan of leg­gings es­pe­cially when peo­ple wore them un­der dresses, skirts and shorts. I mean, what’s the point of wear­ing bum shorts — which should show off your legs — with a pair of leg­gings.

How ab­surd is that! It never did make sense to me, how a pair of leg­gings got into the ma­trix of short skirts and shorts. What are you hid­ing if the idea was to show some skin?

And it would be blaz­ing hot that you find some­one with the ex­tra layer of span­dex hug­ging the body. Sud­denly, women grew some ap­ples and in­stead of wear­ing leg­gings un­der­neath skirts and shorts started wear­ing them as pants.

Haven’t we had enough of the booty graph­ics walk­ing down the streets! My African sis­ters are well en­dowed I tell you. They have flesh in all the right places — they’re truly gifted.

But the trend with the leg­gings is bor­der­ing along the lines of trashy. There’s no grace what­so­ever! Some come in colours that would leave you con­vinced one is naked if you didn’t have a sec­ond look.

Other pairs come in thin ma­te­rial you can see ev­ery lump, bump and curve. I won’t even talk about the kind that shows thigh cel­lulite — it’s a mine­field I tell you. My gifted sis­ters will flaunt their booty in skin tight brown span­dex which leaves ab­so­lutely noth­ing to the imag­i­na­tion.

They’ll wear them with waist high T-shirts or crop tops — to make sure the booty is in full view of every­body. I mean, ex­actly who’s at­ten­tion are you try­ing to grab?

Re­mem­ber, the way you dress will de­ter­mine how you’ll be ad­dressed and the kind of peo­ple you’ll at­tract. If it were up to me, I’d put rules to gov­ern leg­gings.

They just seem bet­ter worn as part of your ex­er­cise re­galia, as a win­ter un­der­gar­ment or py­ja­mas even. Un­less you’re model slim, leg­gings for you will leave us think­ing you could op­er­ate in the red light dis­trict. If you must ab­so­lutely wear leg­gings, you bet­ter be rock­ing them like a boss.

You need to first ap­pre­ci­ate the se­duc­tive na­ture of their form if class is go­ing to fea­ture any­where near your leg­ging look.

Think care­fully about where you’re wear­ing your leg­gings to and what you’re pair­ing them with.

Come on now — don’t be think­ing you can wear leg­gings to church and think the ladies in the Mother’s Union will take it ly­ing down.

You bet­ter not show up to work in leg­gings — even if it’s a dress down Fri­day. We cer­tainly don’t want to dress down to your flesh! If you’re go­ing to pull off the leg­gings look and not be over the top, try pair­ing them with a blouse that comes down to your hipline.

Be­cause leg­gings are form fit­ting, you need to cre­ate a bal­ance of vol­umes if you’re to cre­ate a perfect sil­hou­ette. Add a pair of spicy heels to the set if you need to bring some sexy to the out­fit.

Asym­met­ri­cal tops are also a great way to add some class to leg­gings. Be­cause most are loose fit­ting and hang be­low the hip line, they’ll add a chic look to the out­fit. In­stead of a pair of heels, wear this set with a pair of Chucks and glam your­self up for some week­end chill.

Pair­ing your leg­gings with a Caf­tan will come off as classy. These usu­ally come too short to be worn by them­selves and just perfect for leg­gings. Caf­tans of­ten have side slits so leg­gings will be a good way of flaunt­ing your fig­ure with­out nec­es­sar­ily show­ing too much.

An­other great way to wear leg­gings is with a blazer, elab­o­rate jew­ellery and a hot pair of heels. This is a great look for a night out on the town, a cock­tail or party. It’s a great way to say hey, I’m hot but I’m also classy.

A blazer adds a chic touch to the oth­er­wise overly re­veal­ing leg­gings. Every­body knows well-fit­ted blaz­ers have a slim­ming ef­fect and will pol­ish up any look. You could even throw in a doek, just to show them you know ex­actly what you’re do­ing!

Un­til next week, flaunt your pat­tern and style and don’t for­get to catch up with me on Twit­ter han­dle @Yolis­swa, visit my blog, www. stay­ or like my Face­book page Pat­tern & Style.

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