20 Style Tips On How To Wear Leggings

Written By: Jessica Booth


Leggings are THE BEST, all caps necessary. I don’t think there is a more comfortable piece of clothing than leggings. I also don’t think there is a more controversial piece of clothing than leggings, at least on Gurl.com. You guys either love leggings and think they should be worn every way possible, or you’re not that into them and firmly believe they are not a substitute for pants.

Maybe this is why “how to wear leggings” was one of the top Google fashion searches  – because nobody is sure of what’s appropriate and what isn’t. Here’s what I have to say about that: wear leggings however you want. If you’re comfortable showing off your butt in leggings, go for it. If you’re more comfortable with your butt covered up, go for that. Whatever is right for you!

No matter how you feel about leggings, though, I guarantee there is an outfit idea in here that you’ll love. Throw away your jeans and grab your favorite pair of leggings, because I think that’s all you’re going to want to wear after reading this post (okay, that’s drastic, don’t throw away your jeans. You’ll need them one day). Here are 20 style tips on how to wear leggings:

1. A long, open button-down shirt with boots and a scarf plus leggings make a great and super comfy outfit. 





2. If you feel uncomfortable wearing leggings with a shorter shirt, just add a super long cardigan. 



3. Spice things up by going for a pair of pleather or leather leggings.



4. A long t-shirt and loose, long cardigan look perfect with leggings – this outfit is super comfy but still looks stylish and put-together.



5. When you’re just running around, wear your leggings with sneakers and a graphic tee. It’s basically like wearing sweatpants.




6. Layers like this can be bulky, which is why they look great with slim leggings. Add combat bootsfor some edge.



7. A shirt that’s almost long enough to be a dress but is not quite there yet was basically made for leggings.





8. Wear a pair of slightly cropped leggings with your favorite ankle boots.




9. Leggings are warmer than tights, so sub them in on cold days! You can easily wear them under a mini skirt like this one. This is an especially great use of your leggings if they’re starting to get old and faded.





10. A long poncho can be very bulky. Wear it with leggings instead of jeans to balance things out.





11. Go for sequin leggings instead of regular plain ones. So much more fun! 




12. Tunics that are longer in the back than the front are another great option for leggings. 





13. Slightly cropped leggings, sneakers, and a sweater make your laziest day even more comfortable.




14. Pair your leggings with a cute sweater dress and heels for a cozy winter outfit.




15. Patterned leggings like these are so much fun, but can be hard to wear. Pair them with basic shirts like white, black or another solid color. 





16. When you’re running around getting errands done, or just leaving the gym, throw on a denim jacket and sunglasses for an instant touch of glam. 





17. Dress up your leggings with a (you)statement necklace and a fitted blazer.




18. A plaid shirt and leggings is a great combo. Add a faux fur vest for some glam. 




19. Make your summer dress work for winter by wearing it with leggings, a scarf, boots and a jacket. 




20. Layers are so slim-fitting that they allow you to add lots of layers. Pair leggings with a chambray shirt, a big sweater and a scarf.





Leggings Size Chart

The first column is the size listed on our website. The columns to the right are the matching measurement for that size.

For international size conversions - please scroll down.

Sizes in Inches:

YouStatement Product Size 1. Outer Leg 2. Inner Leg 3. Waist 4. Hips
S 36"
21-29" 26-31"
M 37 "
23-33" 29-36"
L 37 "
24-35" 30-38"
XL 38"
26-36" 30-40"
2XL 38"
28 "
27-39" 33-44"
3XL 39 "
28 "
29-45" 39-50"
4XL 39 "
30 "
5XL 39 "
30 "


Sizes in Centimetres:

YouStatement Product Size 1. Outer Leg 2. Inner Leg 3. Waist 4. Hips
S 92 cm 69 cm 54- 74 cm 67-80 cm
M 93 cm 70 cm 58- 84 cm 73-92 cm
L 93 cm 70 cm 63- 88 cm 75-96 cm
XL 96 cm 71 cm 65- 92 cm 76-102 cm
2XL 96 cm 72 cm 69- 100 cm 84-112 cm
3XL 98 cm 72 cm 73- 115 cm 100-128 cm
4XL 98 cm 76 cm 88- 128 cm
112- 140 cm
5XL 98 cm 76 cm
90- 136 cm
117- 145cm


Our leggings have a good stretch to them, so don't worry if the leg measurements above seem a bit small - you can typically see at least a 10cm stretch! 

International Size Conversion Chart

The first column is the size listed on our website. The columns to the right are the corresponding international sizes.

YouStatement Product Size UK Size US Size EU Size AUS Size
S 6-8 6 Small 6-8
M 10 8 Medium 10
L 12 10 Large 12
XL 14 12 XL 14
2XL 16-18 14/16 XXL 16-18
3XL 20-22 18/20 XXXL 20-22
4XL 24 22 XXXL 26
5XL 26 24 XXXL 28


How to get the right fit

To measure your clothing size follow these instructions (use the image below to help):


Measure from the bottom of your ankle to your waist area


Measure from your crotch to the bottom of your leg. Be aware that the inseam measurements are based on a regular inseam.

3. HIP

Stand with feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape parallel to the floor.


Measure around the narrowest part of the waist, keeping the tape horizontally.

Choose the right size

That's easier said than done. Because, what do you do if you are in between two sizes?

If in doubt, we recommend going a size  up in leggings - if you are between sizes, this is the best way to ensure a great fit!

Leggings fit:If the measurement for your hip and waist are different, select your leggings size using your hip measurement.