How to Choose Your Leggings

As you may know by now, leggings are not pants and should therefore not be worn as one as most of them tend to be see through. However, there are opaque leggings that you can invest in. While most people think choosing leggings is an easy task, it may not be especially depending on the reason you want to purchase a pair or two.

Leggings can be worn for various purposes such as working out, for layering during cold weather, yoga among other reasons. While there are different brands out there that make leggings, choosing opaque leggings can be one of the best decisions you ever make as you can wear them with long tunic sweaters or coats allowing you to rock them causally to the office or for a movie night.

So, what are some of the things that you should bear in mind when choosing leggings?


As mentioned, there are various ways that you can opt to wear your leggings. It’s therefore important that you consider the reason why you need to buy the exact pair that you choose. For instance, when buying leggings for workouts or yoga, you need opaque leggings as there’ll be a lot of bending and stretches and you don’t want to end up with a legging that is see-through and makes it hard for you to work out.


If you are like me, quality is one of the things that I take seriously whether I’m buying a pair of leggings for my yoga classes or a suit pant for an office presentation. While some leggings may be affordable, they may not be of great quality. Remember, an affordable legging doesn’t necessarily mean poor quality. The quality of your leggings will determine the durability of the pants. Also, factor in how many times a week you will wear the same legging especially if it’s for working out as frequent washing may also wear it down.


One of the key things that most people look for when buying any piece of clothing is the comfort. It doesn’t matter whether you are buying leggings for your pregnancy journey or are basically buying them for other purposes. If it’s not comfortable, you will not be okay leaving the house with it. That said, when choosing your leggings, try them out and ensure they fit perfectly and you can move around with them comfortably.


While most leggings stretch, size really matters. Just like with other pairs of clothing, leggings also come in different sizes. Besides, leggings have been designed to fit, and that is what you should look for. If you don’t know your size, it’s important that you try out your leggings at the store before purchasing them just to be sure you have the right size.


Leggings are supposed to fit and give you that flattering look. And because leggings are not pants, you can’t choose a legging that is a size bigger as it’ll look funny on you. Again, try out your legging to ensure it has the right fit before paying for it.