Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I still can't decide if the invention of the leggings was a life savior or a true fashion catastrophe. I for instance don't own a single pair of them. I know that for pregnant women they are most definitely a savior but most of the time a catastrophe on most women. However I do have to admit that if done correctly they can look quite chic, it's because of this premise that lately I have been contemplating the idea of getting myself a pair. 

Since I'm always looking out for your best interest I engaged myself in an intensive research to find the true definition of leggings and what's the difference between leggings and tights, two very similar but also very different things.

Leggings are a type of skin tight clothing covering the legs, which can be worn by both men and women (this is kind of scary). Modern leggings are typically made from a blend of lycra, spandex, nylon, cotton or polyester blend, but they can also be made from wool, silk and other materials. 

The first difference between tights and leggings is the material used to make them. As a general rule, tights are slightly thinner than leggings, and are not intended to be worn alone (meaning you are not supposed to show your behind or crotch). Leggings are made of thicker material, and though its is not recommended in fashion, they may be worn alone. 

The next difference in tights and leggings is length. Tights generally stretch over the feet and all the way up to the waist, entirely covering the legs. Leggings usually end at the ankle, and do not normally cover the feet.  

So... even though leggings are supposedly allowed to be worn alone I personally recommend that you wear them with something that covers your butt and crotch. Also even though they come in a variety of lengths I prefer the longer ones because I think aesthetically speaking they look better, unless its summer and you're sailing at the French Riviera. 

With all this information in mind, I prepared for you three different outfit ideas for you to try at home. Hope you find them inspiring!

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Anonymous said...

I will have to disagree on this one! I love leggings and I think they look great even with a shorter top. But obviously each girl has to realize that there are things that fit, and others that don't... It all depends on the body type. Hope to see you with leggings, or jeggings (which are even cooler) soon!


Maria Cristina Acquaroni said...

Very true, it all depends on the body type.