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Apr 15, 2024

Student body loving leggings


by Molly Brodhacker | Staff Writer

As the weather turns colder, students are forced to turn to warmer clothing, such as jeans and sweats. An additional new solution has emerged alongside the fit of your skinniest jeans and the comfort of your warmest sweats. Leggings have made frequent appearances in magazines, on runways and celebrities and most recently, among the student body. While some love the trend, others find it slightly distracting.

“I like when girls wear leggings as pants. It accentuates their tush,” junior Jake Judkins said with a chuckle.

Meanwhile some girls find them appealing for mere convenience.

“I love wearing them, they are so comfortable,” senior Lucia Merayo said. She happened to be wearing black leggings at the time.

Leggings are certainly very tight and prone to showcase a girl’s… well, assets. Whether the wearer feels comfortable with this or not is up to the individual. There are, however, some general rules for wearing leggings, and working them.

  1. Balance. If your pants are tight enough to not have any pockets- as leggings are- try to balance the rest of your outfit. Wearing a tight shirt will make it appear like you shrunk your wardrobe. Opt for a loose, blousey shirt to play against the tightness of the leggings.
  2. Length. Leggings have a very awkward elastic band at the top that is anything but attractive. Try to wear a shirt longer than that waistband. If you find yourself uncomfortable with textreme tightness around the derrière, go for a longer, tunic-like shirt to hit mid-thigh.
  3. Shoes. Leggings are classified by two lengths: ankle and mid-calf leggings. When wearing ankle leggings, boots look best. This style has been seen recently on the Marc Jacobs runway for winter; a layering of leggings, socks, and boots. When wearing mid-calf leggings, you can get away with a cute sandal, but tennis shoes are best left out of the ensemble.

Some hate them, and some love them, but if worn correctly, and with confidence, leggings can really meet your wardrobe needs. In general, fashionistas everywhere agree on one thing,

“If you can rock them, wear them,” senior Lauren White said.



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