Have you ever seen a cute dress that you wanted to buy, but felt it was just too short? Why not add leggings?
My reader, LaAnja, found this dress at Ross for $12.99 and was inspired to wear it with leggings.
She wondered which way looks best. I think she looks great either way.
What makes a dress with leggings work?
1. The Style of the Dress: This tunic style works perfectly with leggings because it is slim fitting but not tight. You don’t want something clingy, but you don’t want it too baggy either.
2. The Length:This dress covers her bottom and a little more, which is important when you wear leggings. This is how to wear leggings, so you look classy and not trashy.
3. The Color: It’s gold with black, which means the black picks up on the leggings and makes this look like a co-ordinated outfit, not some random pairing.
4. The Right Footwear:LaAnja was smart to keep her flats black like her leggings. All one color creates a long, lean line that makes her look taller and slimmer and keeps the emphasis where it should be- on that beautifully patterned tunic dress.
The Shirtdress + Leggings
Here’s me in another type of dress that works well with leggings. I loved the color and pattern on this airy shirtdress, but felt it showed to much leg, so I threw on a camisole, rolled up the sleeves, and belted it at the hip to give it a sporty look.
Then I added some brown leggings and a fabulous pair of merlot suede boots. I love to wear this outfit in the fall when I go shopping or run errands, and it is so comfy too. It’s a nice change from jeans.
So remember, think tunic or shirtdress if you want to wear a dress with leggings. These types of dresses look most like long shirts and will work the best. Maybe you’ve even got one in your closet right now you want to experiment with? Send me a photo. I’d love to see how you style it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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