How To Choose the Right Size Leggings?

How To Choose the Right Size Leggings?

When it comes to shopping for any item of clothing online, it is essential to find the right size that fits you. Because it is different from offline stores, where you can touch the fabric and even try on the clothing.

This is especially true for shopping leggings. If your leggings are the wrong size, your discomfort can impact the workout and anything that requires concentration.

But with so many options for leggings, how to figure out the right ones that are best for you?

If you're looking for tight leggings, loose leggings, or patterned leggings, we're here to let you know how to choose the right size leggings! Whether you plan to wear them for exercise or as part of your everyday outfits.

Why the Right Size Leggings is Important?

Leggings should feel like a second skin when you wear them. A well-fitted pants can keep you dry and comfortable, offer the right features and support, and feel great throughout your wear. How about ill-fitting leggings? They make you discomfort and have to constant adjustments during workouts, which can be frustrating and distracting.

Common Issues with Wrong Fitting Leggings

  • Slipping Down: They may not stay in place and require frequent adjustments, which can affect performance during workouts.
  • Too Tight: Leggings that are too tight can dig in or pinch, affecting your comfort and focus.
  • Too Loose: Overly loose leggings can bunch up and look unflattering, also start sliding down as you move. 
Tips for Choosing the Right Size Leggings

Tips for Choosing the Right Size Leggings Before Purchase

That sounds awful, but don’t worry! The right pair of leggings can completely avoid these problem! Read on to learn how to choose fit leggings for ladies to feel confident in each movement or yoga pose.

Refer to Your Normal Pants Size

Leggings won’t fit the same as regular trousers, but starting with your usual pants size is a good idea. Refer to the size of your previously well-fitting leggings, as it can provide some guidance. However, it not always be accurate because your body will get slimmer or fatter, as well as different manufacturers may adjust their sizes.

Measure Your Body

Accurate measurements by yourself are key to finding the right fit, especially in your first purchase of leggings. Start by measuring your waist, just above or along your belly button. Then followed by your hips around the fullest part. Finally measure your leg’s length, from the groin to the ankle.

Check the Leggings Size Chart by Manufacturers

Record your measurements and compare them with the size chart of the leggings you want to purchase.

Normally, you can find out the size chart in the store. However, be aware of size variations across different regions. For example, US size is different from the UK size. US brands often measure in inches, EU in centimeters, and others may use general sizes like Small, Medium, and Large.

SILVERWIND size chart and UK-US size conversion

Consider the Fabrics

Your next leggings should be stretchy. Thin fabric without enough elasticity can cause leggings to droop, especially in high wear areas like the bottom and thighs. Some fabrics with polyester can also be considered because they have good elasticity and quick drying, which will keep you cool and free of restraints during exercise.

Ask Your Seller for Helps

When you're still unsure about the size after the above steps, seek help from your seller. Contact them via email or online chat on their website to get accurate sizing suggestions.

Choose the Right Style of Leggings

Now you’ve determined your leggings size, it's time to choose a style that suits you. From legging length to design and features, we’ve summarized the following different types of leggings for you.

The Length of Leggings

When choosing leggings, one of the first things to consider is the length. There are three main styles of athletic leggings:

  • Full length leggings: These leggings offer full cover your legs and extend to your ankles. They are a go-to bottoms in cooler climates.
  • 7/8 length leggings: These leggings typically hit right above the ankle and below the calf.
  • Capri length leggings: These typically extend below the knee, around mid-calf. They provide more breathability than longer styles and offer more coverage than shorts.

Tight Leggings vs. Loose Leggings

  • Tight leggings: They are designed to fit snugly against your skin and are ideal for activities that require continual movement, such as yoga, running, or any high-intensity workout.
  • Loose leggings: They offer a more relaxed fit and are great for everyday wear, light exercise, or lounging. They also can be styled easily for a casual, laid-back appearance.

Mid-waisted Leggings vs. High-waisted Leggings

  • Mid-waisted leggings: The waistband usually hits below the belly button.
  • High-waisted leggings: These leggings hit at or above the belly button. They tend to be a popular choice for activities like spin classes.
Mid-waisted Leggings vs. High-waisted Leggings

The Design of Leggings

You can also consider the feature and design of leggings, which allow you to show personality style in the gym, outdoors, and even casual occasions!

  • Patterned leggings: Whether you're a fan of Lululemon's solid color leggings or quite into funky leggings, check out these leggings with various colors and patterns to make your workouts more exciting. Our flattering patterned leggings are made from recycled stretchy fabric rather than denim, which makes them soft and supportive.
  • Pocket leggings: Choose leggings with pockets to maximize convenience for your outings and walks. Our workout leggings feature side pockets and hidden pocket designs, where you can easily carry small essentials like your phone and keys.
  • Flare leggings: Don't want your leggings to serve solely as workout gear? Try these flare leggings with petite sizes! They are perfect for low-impact exercises like yoga, Pilates, aerial dance, and casual wear like lounging, brunch, and trips.
Moss green flare leggings with petite sizes

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FAQs for leggings size

What causes leggings to be the wrong size?

There are some common reasons that cause your leggings to be wrong size, including incorrect measurements, different sizing standards, fabric quality, and your body shape changes. Be sure to confirm your size in detail before purchasing to avoid the wrong size.

Are leggings supposed to fit tight?

Leggings should fit snugly around your thighs, calves, and butt without being overly tight. Otherwise, you may find the leggings are too transparent. Sizing up for getting more comfort and durability. The right fit will move with you and prevent chafing.

Should I Size Up or Down for Leggings?

This depends on your body type. If you have a curvier frame, you might prefer to size up for comfort. If you’re slimmer, sizing down can prevent bagginess.

Shop for the Perfect Leggings? Explore our various collection today and rock your new leggings with confidence!

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