Leggings have been a source of controversy in the world of fashion over the years. Some people argue they’re meant for working out only. Others are adamant that they aren’t pants and shouldn’t be worn like pants.
While there are some “rules” that need to be taken into consideration, including knowing which kind of underwear to wear with leggings (a very important rule!), there are many reasons why women seem to love them so much.
They’re comfortable, fun, fashionable, and no matter which side of the debate you’re on over whether they’re pants or not, they can still serve the same purpose! As a mom, leggings can easily be your best friend, especially if you’re fashion-conscious and know how to pair them with the right outfits, accessories, etc.
So, if you’re a leggings fan but you’ve been getting a hard time for it, don’t give in to that negativity! Let’s go over four fun reasons why you should keep wearing your leggings, no matter what time of year it is.
- They Are Comfortable
Let’s talk about the real reason everyone really loves leggings; the comfort. It’s so much easier to slip on a pair of cotton or lycra leggings in the morning than to have to worry about shimmying into your skinny jeans.
When you’re a busy mom, comfort is key. But, functionality is also important, especially if you’re chasing after little ones all day. Leggings give you more flexibility and allow you to move freely. Plus, they show off your curves in the process!
One of the best parts about leggings being so comfortable, though, is that they don’t sacrifice style just because they feel good to wear. Leggings come in a variety of different styles with varying patterns, lengths, materials, etc. They can actually be very fashion-forward, depending on what they’re paired with.
- They Are for Everyone
When you’re shopping for jeans, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed when you take a look at all of the different styles and fits. There are boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, bootcut, ‘curvy,’ mom jeans, high-waisted…the list goes on.
With leggings, you don’t have to worry about that kind of confusion. While there are different styles, there’s really one ‘fit’. They are meant to hug your curves and look great on every body type when you select the right size. Not only can that make your shopping experience easier, but it can give you the confidence to love your body and the way you look.
- You Can Wear Them Anywhere
Leggings are versatile enough to be dressed up or dressed down. Unfortunately, this is where some of the “debate” comes in. It’s important to know how to shape the rest of your outfit around your leggings.
The best thing is to wear longer tops, like tunics, over a pair of leggings. Not only will longer shirts help to hide any underwear lines, but they will elongate your body and make you look taller and slimmer. When you wear a regular top or one that doesn’t cover the hem of your leggings, you can actually end up looking shorter and wider.
Dresses are a great option for leggings, too, especially when you’re transitioning from winter to spring.
You can also make the most of your leggings obsession by choosing different styles and patterns. While dark, natural colors tend to be the most popular, you can dress up your leggings with different designs. If you do go that route, try them on before purchasing them. Leggings with patterns can look different on the rack than on your body, especially if the pattern stretches out at all!
- They’re Great for Family Trips
Summer is just around the corner, and you might already be thinking about where to take your family on vacation. Thankfully, leggings are the perfect solution for a light travel bag! Packing a few pair in your suitcase will make the experience easier.
All you’ll need to do is find a few tops or dresses to go with, and you may not even have to check your bag at the gate in the airport, which can save you time and money.
It’s Okay to Love Your Leggings
When you’re a mother, it’s important to feel good about yourself while still having the freedom to take care of business. Whether you’re running after a toddler all day, going to the office, or watching your teen at their baseball game, leggings are versatile enough to wear almost anywhere, and you’ll look great wearing them!
So, don’t give in to the debate. Wear your leggings with pride, keep a few fashionable tips in mind, and you can enjoy the comfort and freedom they provide every day instead of feeling cramped or trapped in a pair of ‘skinny jeans.’