8.24.2010

What to Wear: Leggings


I love getting questions from readers (please don’t hesitate to ask!), so I was particularly excited to receive this one from NIkki last Friday. 

To answer the question: yes, I love leggings! And, I agree, leggings are super cute on pregnant women (congrats, by the way!). So, to offer some helpful suggestions on what to wear with leggings I’ve put together an outfit that, given a few modifications, should work for just about anyone. 

The first thing to bear in mind is that leggings are similar to tights in that they generally should not be worn like a pair of pants. Anytime you’re reaching for leggings, reach for either a long top, like a tunic, or a short dress. I've leaned toward shirt dresses with my leggings lately; however, any choice that covers the bum should work. This is where I think pregnant women look so cute in leggings because there seems to be a plethora of options that are both flattering for your baby bump (think empire waist-style) and long enough to wear with leggings. Find two super cute options here and here!.  Plus, leggings should be uber comfortable as your bump grows! 

The second great thing about leggings is that they look great with just about any shoe choice. So, really it just becomes a matter of your style preference when you’re getting dressed that day. I was feeling like having some extra height on this particular day, so I went for wedge sandals. However, I’ve also worn red flats and knee high brown boots with a different variation of the same outfit. This means that as you get further into your pregnancy you can switch out heels for flats, or for my non pregnant readers, layer on boots as the weather turns cooler this fall and winter!



4 comments:

Grace, Money Smart Fashion said...

yay for leggings! haha.

Nikki said...

thanks! i'm definitely getting some leggings on my next shopping trip! and you're right, most maternity shirts are longer than "normal" shirts and cover your tush. i was in old navy the other day with a friend and saw a shirt very similar to the one you have here in the picture, and i thought "how in the WORLD would you wear that?!" but now i see (:

Gracie said...

Yay! I'm so glad I could help!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Great leggings post Gracie! It's so hot here, I wish it would cool down enough so that I could bear the thought of putting some on...

xo Mary Jo

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