So...I believe this has been the Hendrick's most popular topic on their blog yet! (If you have absolutely NO idea what I am speaking of...please visit www.allthingshendrick.blogspot.com/ and then the rest of this post will make sense.) It definitely was a matter of debate, again, tonight at HG...there were about 5 girls versus me....I felt very alone, but continue to stand by this fashion favorite.
It is very funny how this has all come about...a week ago, I was just telling a group of girls how leggings were coming back in and I was so going to sport them! Well...I didn't get the most enthusiastic response, to say the least....I got a few odd looks and that was about it. So, imagine my delight when I heard that Heather's latest post was on this wonderful re-discovered fashion...that will soon be better than it was in the 80's!
To show my support, I have come up with some Do's & Don'ts on the art of "Legging Wearing" b/c I know that leggings are a tricky trend...but they can be worn well! Don't get me wrong...I have seen some AWFUL, even offensive display of leggings, but if done right--they can look so cute!(Oh, and by the way, yes, even I with my big pregnant belly will be sporting these beauties in the fall!)The above are perfect examples of how we can sport these leggings fashionably, yet tastefully...with the exception of Britney, of course!
Anyways, here are a few simple rules I have come up with after doing much research:
- Leggings come in all different lengths, make sure you pick a pair that stop at the thinnest part of your calf/ankle to improve the visual effect.
- Cover that hiney…no matter how cute it is…we don’t need/nor really want to see it!!
- Don’t wear the wrong footwear! Most fashion experts are saying to wear these with cowboy boots…but I say, “NO WAY!” I think it would be way too difficult to pull these off without looking like you’re trying too hard! Stick to flats, flip-flops, and ballet pumps.
- Don’t get too creative-keep it simple with solid colored leggings… (a little trim on the bottom of detailed lace is okay) but when you see the striped or polka-dot ones that you just can’t resist-then think of Britney and how ridiculous she looked!!!
I know that some people are STILL not going to like the leggings-look, but they are WAY better than the Skinny Jeans that are coming in….yuck! I would wear leggings over skinny jeans anyday! Have you SEEN those?