How to Wear Black Shiny Leggings

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How to Wear Black Shiny Leggings
Leggings have been a fashion statement for decades. (Legs image by MAXFX from

Black leggings have come in and out of fashion for decades, and have proven to be a comfortable, versatile fashion statement. They are great for wearing under short summer dresses and skirts as the weather gets colder. Paired with the right outfit, black leggings can work for almost any body type. Black is a slimming colour, so perfect for the lower half of your body. A shiny material adds style to any outfit and draws attention to your legs and feet.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Full-length mirror

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    Choose the right length of leggings for your body type. Because black shiny leggings draw extra attention to your legs, this is especially important. While leggings that end mid-calf might look nice on a tall, slender figure, they might also cause a body to look shorter and wider, according to the College Fashion website.

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    Consider where you will be wearing your black shiny leggings. If you are going out for an afternoon lunch and shopping trip, wear them with a casual tunic or long sweater and leather flats. For a night on the town, a fancy top, miniskirt and black leather boots will dress them up while keeping you warm. Adding a belt will create a classic look, according to the Clothing Tutor website.

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    View yourself in a full-length mirror in the outfit you have chosen without the leggings, paying special attention to the back. Would you go out in public without them? If in doubt, find something longer to wear over them.

Tips and warnings

  • Pairing high heels with leggings rarely works. They normally look better with flats such as ballet shoes and moccasins, or with low-heeled boots.

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