Jeggings combine the best of two worlds -- you get the look of stylish jeans with the comfort of your favorite leggings. If you're curvy, though, you might think that the form-fitting pants are hard to pull off. But as long as you keep your curves defined and balance your frame, you can rock jeggings and still feel sexy and confident.
Go With the Flow
The trick to wearing jeggings is to pair them with a long, loose top that balances the tight fit of your pants. When you’ve got curves, opt for a flowy top that floats away from the body to conceal any bulges that you don’t want to showcase. A tunic-style top is an ideal option. For an evening out, pair a sequin tunic with dark wash jeggings for a dressed-up look. During the day, pair your favorite jeggings with an embroidered peasant-style tunic and an armful of bangles for a stylish, low-key outfit.
If you’ve got curves, it doesn’t hurt to show them off – which may not be possible if you’re wearing your jeggings with a loose tunic. To highlight an hourglass figure, add a belt to whatever top you plan to wear with your jeggings for instant definition at the waist. If you’re headed to lunch with friends, layer a simple black leather belt over a gray V-neck boyfriend sweater and light-wash jeggings. For a more polished look, pair dark-wash jeggings with an oversize white button-down blouse and add a belt in a bold color like red, magenta or royal blue to spice up your look.
A blazer is an ideal piece to pair with jeggings since it’s usually long enough to cover your backside if you want a little extra coverage. To highlight your curves, choose a style that hits just below the hips and nips in at waist. Rock a classic black blazer with a white V-neck T-shirt and blue jeggings for a casual daytime look. If you’re headed out for the evening, pair a velvet blazer in a rich color like eggplant or teal with a lacy camisole and dark-wash jeggings. For a little extra edge, wear your jeggings with a leather blazer.
When you’re curvy, adding a little extra height to your look helps balance your frame so you look longer and leaner. The easiest way to add height is to swap your flats for heels when you’re wearing jeggings. Platform heels are usually easier to walk in. During the day, pair a belted boyfriend sweater with light-wash jeggings and platform ankle booties for a casual look. At night, peep-toe pumps dress up dark-wash jeggings and a simple tunic top. In spring and summer, espadrille wedges are a go-to shoe for your jeggings – wear them with a light-wash pair and a tunic tank to keep cool.
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Based in New York City, Jennifer Blair has been covering all things home and garden since 2001. Her writing has appeared on BobVila.com, World Lifestyle, and House Logic. Blair holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
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