Dresses That Go With Leggings

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Dresses That Go With Leggings
Leggings are an accessory that you can use to dress up or dress down an outfit. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Leggings can be a way to update a dress in a manner that is current and fashionable without having to spend too much money or effort. Leggings are a style alternative to pantyhose or stockings, and in addition to providing added warmth to an outfit, they are also a helpful and easy go-to accessory. When pairing leggings with dresses, it is important to remember to not have too long of a dress. Pairing leggings with a dress that is at the knee or above the knee is the best way to go.


Having a longer tunic (either shirtdress length or mini length) is one of the simplest pairings of leggings and dresses. Tunics for women can come in many lengths, and it is important that your tunic covers your rear and your hips. Because leggings are so fitted, having a longer tunic will make your outfit more streetwear suitable (vs. something more appropriate for the gym).


Flowing bohemian style dresses and their often bright, flashy patterns and colours are wonderfully offset by the simplicity of leggings. Choosing leggings in a complementary colour can help tone down and show-off a bohemian style dress. In general, the billowier the dress, the more well-suited it is for leggings. If you want to have a trimmer silhouette, add on a fitted belt to emphasise the waistline.


Leggings work well with minidresses as they provide extra coverage and an element of sophistication while still being casual enough for weekend wear. Choosing colourful leggings is one way of dressing up a solid colour minidress. Pairing the ensemble together with a pair of flat shoes or low cut flat boots makes the outfit comfortable and easy to wear, yet still stylish.

Fitted Dress

Wearing a fitted dress with leggings creates a very sleek and refined appearance. However, it is important to remember that your dress should fall below the hips, otherwise, the dress will appear too short to wear with leggings. Having a monochromatic colour scheme to your leggings and your fitted dress is one way to make your outfit sleek and stylish enough for both daytime and evening wear. One popular option is to pair a fitted knit dress with leggings and a wide belt for an outfit that is contemporary and fresh.

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