Tuesday, November 30, 2010
How to Wear Jeggings For Your Body Type
By now you’ve surely noticed that jeggings, that hybrid of jeans and leggings, are all the rage. For those of you who have embraced jeggings but aren’t sure how best to wear them to flatter your body type, here are my suggestions for getting the most from this look:
Linear Body Type – You’re long, lean and have few, if any, curves. The skinny fit of jeggings is perfect for your lithe, athletic body type. Try pairing jeggings with a long tunic. Layer on a jacket to create the illusion of curves. A pair of ballet flats will finish this look off with style.
Apple Body Type – Apples carry their weight in the tummy area. When worn correctly jeggings can show off your assets. Try a pair of cropped jeggings in a dark color and top it off with a roomy tunic in a deep, rich color that gently skims the body while making you look slimmer. Elongate your legline with a pair of nude shoes and draw the eye upward with a gorgeous pair of earrings.
Pear Body Type – Pears carry their weight below the waist and are generally curvy in this area. Ensure you select a pair of jeggings that fit you well in this area – high-waisted are best – and keep you covered without creating a muffin top. A printed tunic will draw the eye upward and a statement necklace will keep the focus where you want it – around your face.
Hourglass Body Type – If you’re curvy both above and below the waist, chances are you’re an hourglass. Be sure to choose jeggings that enhance your curves. A darker wash minimizes your hips and thighs. Team these with a vibrant print tunic, but be sure to belt it to make the most of your small waist.
My best advice is to adopt only those trends that really make you feel more like yourself. If jeggings are a definite no go, by all means please substitute your favorite pair of bootcut denim for jeggings and you’ll have a look that will be flattering and feel more like you.
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*This story was originally published in the Cary Citizen.