Whether you call them leggings or workout pants, there is one thing we women all agree on: they are the go-to pants for us everywhere. Whether they are classy leather, a denim or velvet touch, an athletic wear, a random print, or a fun-themed print, they have something for every one. They are usually made of spandex, lycra, cotton, silk, nylon, polyester, wool, velvet, or other fabrics. Women pair them up with tremendously different tops and accessories, creating a wide range of outfits from casual to fancy styles.
Leggings can be classified in different categories based on different criteria. Here, in this blog, we will be talking about the classification of leggings based on the length. The followings are the types of leggings according to their length:
They are the perfect combination of comfort and elegance. Ankle-length leggings are the extended version of leggings that reach a little beneath your ankle, making your legs much more slimmer. They are usually worn under skirts, mini dresses, tunics, tees, tanks, and etc. ıt’s pretty common now that they substitute the jeans these days, most women prefer them to jeans especially during winter time because they usually pair them with ankle-length boots and don’t have to tuck them inside their boots. Those who have short legs or broad hips prefer wearing these leggings maybe more than anyone else simply because of thee fact that these leggings give the illusion of longer and slimmer legs, especially if they are combined with high heels.
Mid-Calf Length Leggings or Capri-Length Leggings
They are quite popular lately and usually end at the calf muscle, which is between your knees and your ankles, drawing the attraction to that region. While capri leggings might not be the ideal outfit choice for informal occassion, they are sure perfect for casual wears. Wearing them with mini-skirts, tank tops, or t-shirts would give you awesome look. A pair of wedgies would add your outfit a perfect style and elegance.
They extend just below the knees and are perfect mostly for workout, dance, yoga, training, hiking, jogging, or even for swimming (if they are made of the right material).
Originally worn by horse-riders to ensure that the leggings wouldn’t come up as they ride horses, stirrup leggings became an activewear for women who wore them as they were horse riding an deven skiing. During 1980s, they became so popular street fashion that almost every teenager girl has them in their wardrobe. They have a connected strap that is worn under the arch of the foot to hold the pant leg in place. Their wraparound detail at the bottom would even add to the elongating effect of regular leggings. Your legs will sure look longer when you wear a pair of stirrup leggings.
I can hear you saying “aren’t they just the stockings we wear under our dresses?”. Not really, yes they are lot similar to thights but the fabric is slightly thicker. They don’t have any opening at the tip and they close the feet too. They are perfect winter wear and can be combined with shorts and skirts, creating an awesome look.