How to wear leggings correctly - are they pants, or an accessory?


I am a huge leggings fan, and honestly, I wear them more like nylons. They are stylist, forgiving on my belly, and they create a nice pop of color between my tunic and my boots.

Some people wear them as pants, and let's face it - they don't leave much to the imagination. They are often transparent and tight in all the wrong places, and unless you are a size six mannequin, very few people have a butt that can pull off leggings as pants. 

This article published in the Calgary Herald says it best!

Take advantage of this fashion item and wear them under a tunic or a dress. 

The last thing you want to do is wear them as an alternative to "pants". The more appropriate way to sport leggings is on your legs -- not your arse!

In my opinion, here are some examples of hot leggings worn right, thanks to an innocent google search:,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42661473,d.cGE&biw=1093&bih=538&pdl=300&wrapid=tljp1361421333541059&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=I6QlUY-ZJYWvigKI-IDAAg#um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=leggings+tunic+and+boots&oq=leggings+tunic&gs_l=img.3.1.0i24l2.537822.538421.0.540298.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42661473,d.cGE&fp=7a68e2a084501af8&biw=1093&bih=538

Another google search that may show examples that I feel are leggings worn inappropriately:

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