The Best Leggings for Your Body

No matter what your shape or size, this guide will help you find the perfect leggings.

The Best Leggings for Your Body

By Toni Gasparis

The Curvinista, Denise Caldwell, knows how frustrating it can be to find the perfect pair of leggings. With so many fabrics, prints, and cuts, it's hard to know which ones will be best for your body. Check out her tips to make sure your leggings are the perfect fit.

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High-Waisted Leggings

If you carry weight around your midsection, high-waisted leggings are the best option for you. The high waist creates a smooth and slim appearance, especially around your hips and stomach. While any solid color leggings will work, black will provide the most flattering look and matches with the most outfit options. The Curvinista suggests pairing high-waisted leggings with an off-the-shoulder v-neck sweater for a comfy, trendy, and slimming winter look.

More: The Curvinista's Tips for Finding a Perfect Fit

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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