I’m not a huge fan of leggings…I think they’re pointless and can sometimes look silly. But not always. And that, of course, didn’t stop me from trying them myself. I picked up a pair of EG Smith(my favorite brand of tights) footless tights at Anthropologie just to see if I could work them. I couldn’t. I tried them with a knee length dress, and a mid-thigh length tunic and neither was my best look. The leggings down to my ankle made me look a foot shorter (don’t need that), and actually made me calves look even larger in contrast with thinner looking ankles. It was awful, and although they could have been a significant learning experience for many who are considering leggings, I chose not to photograph myself in them. I mean, if I wouldn’t wear them outside the house, I’m not going to post pictures of them on the INTERNET!!!! Suffice it to say, I’m going to stick with tights and wedges this fall, I know that works for me. Anyway, I tried, and so should you – if only to reaffirm your belief that they won’t work on your body.
I do think some women can pull off leggings, especially worn tucked into boots, or with flats and a long sweater. But what length should they be? Ankle, or capri length? I’m not sure which I prefer, honestly, they can both shorten the line and make you look ‘stumpy,’ but which is worse? or better?
Natasha from the Telegraph’s Fashion blog weighs in.