Time to get real here folks – I do NOT have a thigh gap.
Nor do I think I will ever have one, and as a proud non-thigh-gap having woman, I am a big fan of leggings as my workout bottom of choice.
Trust me – leggings are the way to go.
And as a legging lover, I have decided to break the world of leggings wide open and give you the low-down on what to look for when choosing a legging!
When choosing a legging, it is important how it feels! Duh!
You want something soft and breathable (cotton-blend typically) with a fair amount of stretch so that as you move, your leggings move too.
I have had the unfortunate experience with not-as-stretchy-leggings and it is awful!
A thick waistband is the way to go, folks.
Having a thin waistband or elastic can cause your leggings to roll down on themselves causing severe mid-workout annoyance.
Bonus, a thick waistband cuts down on the potential for a muffin top!
For everyone out there trying to save a few bucks buying cheap-o leggings...
I can see your undies!
Spend the few bucks and keep your nether-regions fully covered.
Cheap leggings mean cheap fabrics which greatly increases the possibility of see-through pants.
Plus, if something is cheap, it was probably poorly made, which means ripped seams, fraying, holes, etc. Invest the cash into your workout gear and you will thank me, I promise!
There are two popular lengths when it comes to leggings:
• capri (calf length)
• or ankle length.
This is really a personal choice, so I recommend trying both until you decide what you like best.
I own both lengths and wear each of them for different workouts.
For example, I like wearing the ankle length to my yoga classes because they wick away moisture and keep sweat off my mat, but I love the capri length for running because it is crazy hot in Florida and, outside, less is more!
Here’s two of my favorites:
I love Onzie because they are super lightweight and come in amazing patterns!
Do you have a go-to legging supplier?