In the new Pegs, there are high waist and regular waist options, a curved waistband option which creates that higher, leveled off waistband you said you wanted including adding elastic to the top of the waistband. These best-selling leggings feature a thick waistband, high-waist styling, and a tapered leg for true fit every time. Layer a tank top or camisole underneath whatever you are wearing and tuck it into your leggings. Add to that comparatively slender legs.
The weight of the fabric is VERY important. Both of these go for ALL girls!! No one wants to see your unmentionables! The pair I wear come to my natural waist and over my stomach. Layer a tank top or camisole underneath whatever you are wearing and tuck it into your leggings. This helps the waistband grip onto something with more texture that your skin. Which is my ever present problem when it comes to pants.
Two ways to deal with this problem without tailoring are to— tuck them into boots OR tuck your leggings UP, INTO your pants the opposite of rolling a cuff. The latter is the technique I used to make my leggings the perfect length for my photo shoot! Wear your leggings with the right kind of top or dress. If you have a trouble spot on your body, find the perfect garment to cover-up and enhance your body. Confidence trumps all fashion rules — wear your clothes as if you look amazing and you will look amazing.
Remember to stand up straight, hold your chin up high, and wear your leggings with swagger. My favorite leggings-look is a tunic, tall boots, a sweater, and a long necklace. Want More Plus Size Fashion?
Check out this video of the Isabel Toledo line at Lane Bryant. This article was inspired by a question from one of our readers, Ehoover51 , who asked: I find myself reaching for cotton lycra leggings most weekends, since they are so much more comfortable than jeans.
I am going to check her out, I am way above the size range on almost all the patterns and I really hate upgrading! Jennifer, you are my body clone! Well, except for the height. And I have long legs. All of this is very helpful. I did sew up a pair of leggings made from a Burda pattern.
They have no side seam, but have a weird bump on the inner seam that I ended up pinning and sewing over. Only wore them once. You are very welcome! Leggings are a great project — quick to sew, with only a few pieces and a a bit of fabric. But i was just recently looking into the twig and wolf tights and the cashmerette ones. I think i may just buy the cashmerette ones and see how they stack up. Jennifer, you did a great job with the leggings review and sharing your measurements helped me evaluate each pattern.
We are similar in figure type. You inspired me on occasion with makes that I would never have considered — like the Tilton t-shirt with the odd pocket you use for carrying eggs from your chickens. Oh my gosh, I am so glad you commented.
I ended up staining that Tilton sweatshirt and throwing it out, and I meant to make another one but it completely slipped my mind.
I need to make another immediately!! Otherwise, I probably would have just picked one pattern and stuck with it. And what fun is that? I will confess that taking photos of my butt is about my least favorite activity. We want a seam on the outer leg so it is not chafing our inner thigh. Do any of these go together that way or do I need to keep looking? I think you only mention an outer seam. Thank you so much. Leggings are a great quick sew! Once you find a pattern that works, they are so easy and relatively cheap to whip up.
And since I wear them at least 3x a week, they are a good investment of my sewing time. The other pattern that I see a lot is the Ninjas. Have you ever tried them? I am a fan of your posts, comparisons, throw downs etc. You are my taller body twin and your reviews are always helpful. While I have no interests in making leggings anytime soon, this is on trend and always helpful.
I doubt that I could wear spandex so patterns for cotton or bamboo are my preference. The other option I have found is a lightweight cotton weave cut on the bias. This provides good fit from the thighs down careful measurements need to be taken and can also cater for a looser waist. As I wear seventies style smock tops for comfort these are ideal for me and could also work for anyone else who wants fitted legging like trousers without wearing heavy stretch fabrics.
Thankyou for this review. It is really helpful to hear your thoughts and I might just give leggings a go. I have been putting it off but you have definitely given me some encouragement. You can definitely tackle them in an afternoon and in about an hour once you get in the groove , so they are not as overwhelming a commitment as they might seem! Great review, thank you.
I would have loved to see a review on the updated pegs. They have a gusset, color blocking, pocket option, and more options for waistband. I would just be curious if your opinion would change with the updates. They are incredibly helpful and honest. BUT — how do you keep your dress from sticking to them? Too many times to count. First, floaty skirt fabric seem to be the worst for riding up — a heavier fabric with a skirt that is longer e.
If you are having problems with overall cling from static , rub a dab of lotion on your hands, then run those well-lotioned hands over the top of your leggings.
It will eliminate the static and help things lay nicely. I find cotton blends to be horrible for leggings and cause all sorts of clinging! Fabric type makes a big difference here. Megan — my experience with rayon jersey is that it has horrible recovery. How does that work with leggings? Are you making them extra snug so they stretch our early in the day?
Have you found a magical no-bagging rayon jersey? After that it does loose some elasticity and bags out after 2 or 3 days. And then of course eventually it is just shot in the recovery department. I know what you mean about the stuff that stretches out, this seems to somehow be different. Its not that tissue knit you normally get with rayon knits.
Its thicker and maybe it has a higher spandex percentage? Those dryer sheets that we use in the clothes dryer are amazing and less messy than lotion.
You can carry one or two in a small zip lock bag, hardly takes any room in your purse.
It is very easy to look incredibly terrible in leggings–be it if you are “regular” sized or plus sized. This is my opinion on the best way to wear a legging. This can go for a girl of any size. Types of women's plus size leggings. Leggings are stretchy and easy to wear. Use them for exercise, to wear under dresses, or pair them with a long tunic for a classic polished look. Although you may have heard the same when it comes to diamonds, leggings are a fashionable girl’s best friend. Whether you’re taking things easy or on your way to an evening out, these figure-flattering leggings will show off your curves and keep you comfortable.