COMFIER than a pair of jeans and cheaper than a pair of trousers, leggings are a staple of women's wardrobes – but many are wearing them incorrectly.
No longer just confined to the gym, leggings have made their way into our everyday lives thanks to being a hit with celebs and us embracing more of a relaxed take on style.
But like all clothing they come with a caution and it's very easy to commit a fashion crime just by wearing your favourite pair.
Here, fashion editor Clemmie Fieldsend lists the fashion faux-pas to avoid when wearing leggings.
The first, and most common mistake made when wearing leggings is choosing the wrong fabric.
Black or brightly coloured leggings will still show off your bum and thighs if the fabric is cheap and thin.
The thinner the fabric, the more see through it will be.
Avoid this by sliding your hand inside the leg when you’re in the shop, pulling the fabric of the legging tight and see if you can see the colour of your skin.
If you can, pop them back on the shelf and look for a thicker style that won’t leave everything on show.
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Printed leggings may seem like a great way to look stylish while being comfortable.
But a misplaced flower on a floral pair or stretched oblong shapes on a printed style can lead to cringe-worthy moments.
Not only that, but a larger print will add more volume to the part of the body it's on.
If you’re after a slimming effect avoid prints at all cost and look to plain styles in dark shades, to help create a slimming effect.
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