Spandex Leggings


So what is it about spandex leggings that we really like? Is it the soft feel when running your fingers through the fabric? The comfy stretch that holds in our wobbly bits? Or the fact that they are a pair of stretch leggings that pull in the extra flab?

I say it's all three!

Black spandex leggings
Courtesy of Macy's

Shopping shortcut


If there's one layering piece (besides basic tees) you must own, then that has to one or two pair of these stretchy cotton leggings. They are a quick fix when you want to wear something underneath a very short dress, a mini skirt or with tunic tops and shirts.

There is no doubt that they'll give your legs the freedom to move around. They're different from plain cotton leggings that seem to get bigger for every time you wear and wash them.

Spandex leggings are a fabric mix of both cotton and synthetic materials like Elastan/Lycra. They're an awesome material that makes a garment stretchier and durable all at the same time. Makes them a little bit shiny but the soft feel and look compensate that!

How to Buy Spandex Leggings

Opt for Spanx if you want to hold in your lumps and bumps

Spanx offer slimming stretch leggings with a control top panty that is specially made to smooth down your legs, thighs, butt and tummy. If you want a pair to lift your butt look into the Sassybax line of shapewear leggings.


Any womens shapewear brand will do.

Select the right length for your legs

A rule of thumb is to avoid mid-calf leggings if you have full and/or short legs. This length brings attention to the thickest part of your calves and make you look stumpy.

The best length to go for hits somewhere below your calves and above your ankles. Showing your ankles help make you look taller and leaner.

This is an important strategy if you are Petite.

Never wear them as pants

It looks tacky. Unless you're wearing a pair of jeggings.

So make sure that the hemline of your top hits at least below the butt cheeks when standing, and 3/4 when bending.

Secure the basics

Such as black, dark brown, dark navy blue and cream/white. They go with most color and outfit combos.

After securing the basics have fun with splashy colors, like purples and plums, greens, electric blue, reds and mustard yellow for your Fall wardrobe! They'll add a pop of color to a basic dress. They're also a perfect match for your long knit sweaters!

You might be interested in..


More fashion advice on Hosiery:

Shortcut banner to fashion hosiery shopping and styling tips


Back to Top

Shop Spandex Leggings Online

Mini globe Shopping tip for international readers: Expensive worldwide shipping? US store doesn't ship to your country? Save up to 50% off retail price in your home country and gain access to the goodies. Try a mail forwarding service!

5 star My Tights offers both the simple essentials as well as fashion leggings
5 star Bare Necessities offers a good selection of stretchy leggings such as denim and SPANX supporting footless tights


Back to Shop's top




More Shopping & Chic Inspiration at the TCF Blog:
The Chic Fashionista's Latest Trends Picks - Chic Runway Looks and Must-have Trends and Trendessentials The Chic Fashionista's Chic Inspiration-blog - Outfit ideas, celeb style and trend styling tips The Chic Fashionista's Stylish Finds - Latest trends and shopping picks, sales & discounts, link round-ups and featured posts & blogs/sites Learn more about the fashion basics on how to look your best and dress stylish
Also check out the Style Makeover Shop!


Back to Top


Related Content:

Shop the latest Denim Leggings - Fashion tips on how to wear denim leggings and jeggings Shop the Best Fashion Stocking Brands Online - How to wear fashion stockings Shop the Best Sheer Hosiery Brands Online - Tips on how to wear sheer pantyhose Shop the latest Wool Tights - Fashion advice on how to wear wool hosiery
Shop the latest Leather Leggings - Fashion tips on how to wear wet-look leggings Shop the latest Fashion Leggings - How to wear leggings the chic way Shop the latest Spandex Leggings - Fashion advice on how to wear leggings Shop the latest Thigh High Socks - Fashion advice on how to wear over the knee socks



Go Back to Shopping & Style Guide to Womens Fashion Hosiery

Leave Womens Spandex Leggings and Return to Homepage







More Shopping & Chic Inspiration at the TCF Blog:
The Chic Fashionista's Latest Trends Picks - Chic Runway Looks and Must-have Trends and Trendessentials The Chic Fashionista's Chic Inspiration-blog - Outfit ideas, celeb style and trend styling tips The Chic Fashionista's Stylish Finds - Latest trends and shopping picks, sales & discounts, link round-ups and featured posts & blogs/sites Learn more about the fashion basics on how to look your best and dress stylish

| Return to top | Contact Me | | About Me | What's New? | Privacy Policy | Affiliate Disclosure | FAQ | Ask the Expert |

Copyscape banner

Copyright 2008-2013 The Chic Fashionista