Rocking leggings like a boss…
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!
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