One of the most read BulgingButtons posts of all time is the one entitled “Loving Leggings,” and why not? Lots of women love them, and guess what? A bunch of us are fat! So yes, I love leggings, and I know that a lot of you do too, or at least you want to. I give you permission to go for it!
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, though, I offer these tips:
1. Make sure your leggings fit properly. Too tight and they may try to roll down, too loose and you’ll look wrinkly and weird. Either way you won’t look right and you’ll be uncomfortable.
2. Don’t wear leggings if you have giant legs. I’m fat, but I carry the majority of my weight around my belly. My legs, while not tiny, are shapely and not particularly jiggly.
3. Wear a long top. Yes, cover your entire butt. Even if you have a cute butt. Leave it to your jeans to show it off, not your leggings. They are meant to let your legs pop out from under your top, not expose every curve you have. Girly bits are not meant to be paraded around in public. If your top isn’t up to the challenge, go put on some real pants. Nobody wants to see that much of you, even if you aren’t fat.
4. As an alternative to wearing a long top, wear a short skirt. This will still cover up the butt and girly bits, and make the leggings look cute.
This chilly weather is for the birds, but at least we can look cute and stay comfortable in our leggings.
P.S. And on the topic of printed leggings? YES! But I would probably stay away from the shiny ones. Just saying.
November 18, 2015 at 7:19 pm
Love my leggings! Also my very first pair of stretchy, sorta-leggings skinny jeans. But the long top is a must!
November 18, 2015 at 7:20 pm
I shudder when the top is short, even on the skinny minnies! 🙂