What are your criteria for wearing leggings?
Do you wear leggings?
I, of course, do not consider leggings pants, so one must always “cover thy ass” when wearing them, and that is really my only requirement. I’m VERY PICKY about my leggings also, and have pretty much lived only in James Perse leggings for a decade. I always have to get them hemmed, but they are my favorite leggings of all time: they’re nearly 100% opaque, the waistband hits just below my belly button and lays flat, they never ride up, and they STAY BLACK. Well worth the money, IMO, but then again, everything James Perse is…
I don’t always like the look of leggings though, and often just wish for a pair of slim black pants with a slightly less tapered leg. My Elizabeth Suzann cecilia pants were those “slim black pants” for a while, but they never really fit the way I wanted them to, so I passed them on. I’ve tried other brands’ scuba or thick black pants-that-look-like-leggings and they never work out for me either. Even James Perse thicker leggings didn’t work for me.
I did try on the Eileen Fisher organic cotton leggings and the small fit, but they were not as opaque as I like. The medium was too big. I like compression in my leggings, but I don’t like to wear leggings I’d wear for Pure Barre with an “outfit” like this, if that makes sense. Anyway, they are usually to shiny for me to want to wear outside of class.
Haha. I guess I have quite a few more requirements for leggings than I thought.
After my last trip though, I decided that I cannot wear pants/jeans that are wide on the plane; my legs FREEZE (I wore my EF wide leg jeans). So I’d like to have some outfits I can wear with leggings that work for airplane travel, which is why I’m wearing them today, and thinking about them more.
I love the look of dresses over leggings, but then when I have to layer a sweater or cardigan on top, it can get quite overwhelming.
How do you wear leggings? what are your favorite leggings? slim black pants? any other ladies out there with well endowed calves and short inseams want to share their go-to slim black pants??