|Leggings have exploded on the market in recent years, being worn everywhere from the gym to the office. And it's no wonder, with so many styles. On of the newest trends is 'jeggings,' leggings that have some of the details of jeans, like stitching in the shape of front pockets and a zipper, copper tones rivets and hem stitching. Some styles even have waistbands and belt loops. More traditional leggings are also popular and are worn with tunics tops, skirts and dresses, even with shorts. Don't let the word 'traditional' fool you, though. Leggings are offered in colors and prints that would have been inconceivable a few years ago. Fabrics have changed, too, and leggings are now offered in everything from high-tech microfiber to corduroy and rayon with a leather-like polyurethane coating. |
If you also want a little smoothing and shaping, your leggings can do that too. Some brands offer tummy control using four-way stretch or built-in panels. High-waisted styles also eliminate the muffin top look. Let your leggings keep you warm on cold days, with fabrics like French terry or heavy cotton blends. You have your choice of length,too, from an ankle length that elongates the leg to cuffed styles and capris. So, expand your wardrobe of bottoms beyond jeans and trousers. A few pairs of leggings can add a fresh new look to your style.