Can Big Women Wear Jeggings?

You can trade your skirt for jeggings no matter your size.

Photo: Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images

If you're a plus-sizer, you might be thinking that the super tight fit of jeggings makes them a major fashion don't for you -- but think again. Don't tell yourself that jeggings just aren't for you, because with the right attitude and style, you can pull them off whether you're a size 0 or in the double digits. You need to put a little work into the outfit, but once you do, you'll be working it hard and looking slim -- all without cutting off the circulation to your ankles.

Stretchability

Though jeggings are known for combining the tight fit of leggings with the texture and toughness of denim, you need a slightly more forgiving fabric blend to make this look comfortable. The trick is to find a pair of jeggings with stretch -- not uncommon in higher-size pairs -- so the fabric gives a little and doesn't choke your thighs. Not only that, it staves off a common enemy of the plus-size denim lover: the button-shaped lower tummy indentation. Spare yourself, and go for stretchy fabric.

Create Height

Once the jeggings are on, you need to enhance them a little -- otherwise, you may look squat or uncomfortable. One way to avoid the "little teapot" look -- also known as short-and-stout -- is to give yourself a vertical boost. By making yourself look taller, you make your jeggings look like a more natural fit. Start with heels and move on to a long shirt. For bonus points, cinch the shirt high with a belt to create a slimming, elongating empire waist.

Cover Up

You don't want to just make yourself look taller and slimmer -- you have to show a little modesty. If you have thick thighs or an apple bottom, you risk looking like your butt wants to escape your pants. Avoid the too-tight look -- and an unflattering muffin top -- by layering to cover up a little. You already know that a long shirt covers your waistline and bikini area, but even a tailored jacket such as a trench coat keeps you covered without looking like you're hiding something.

Wash and Weight

To make sure your jeggings work with your figure, choose a pair with a dark wash. Don't stop there, though -- plan the rest of your outfit around your jeggings to make sure they aren't too conspicuous. Pair your dark jeggings with a top featuring a bold, large print. This draws the attention up and away from your legs, culminating in a combination that's sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Related Videos

 

Add to this Article

 

advertisement

Just for you

What type are you?

Choose your Hair Type
or Register
typeF's Survival Guide

advertisement

How would you like to register?

Register with Facebook
  • It's fast, easy and hassle-free
  • One-click log-in and commenting
Register with typeF.com
  • Use your email to create your account
Register