There are two main styles (also called "cuts") of leggings: Classic or Low to Mid Rise and Yoga or High Rise. You may have noticed that the Hi Rise leggings are usually more expensive than the Low to Mid Rise leggings. This is because the Low to Mid Rise leggings are made from two pieces of fabric while Hi Rise Leggings are made from four or five pieces of fabric. In the Hi Rise style leggings, aside of the front and back of the legs, there is also a wide waist band (sometimes with the extra elastic band inside for comfort - just as in ours), a triangle-shaped gusset crotch, and often an inside pocket. And the Hi Rise style legging also have a reinforced flat stitch on its front and back while Low to Mid Rise style sport an invisible, straight stitch.
There are also two basic types of lower body:
1. with the largest circumference around the thighs and with longer waist [see picture above left]
2. with the largest circumference around the hips and shorter waist [see picture above right].
From the two styles of leggings, usually the Low to Mid Rise leggings fit better people with short waists and Hi Rise leggings fit better people with long waists.
The Yoga and Classic Leggings shown above in the picture are the Spring Mambo Blue and the Spring Mambo Red from the "Wrapped in Trees" Collection.
Also, the length of leggings is important. There are two lengths of pants or leggings: the full length and the Capri length. Capri pants or leggings typically come down to anywhere between knee and ankle. This is a perfect length for riding a bike or playing baseball or tennis, if you are into physical activities. If you are not into sports but simply the full length pants or leggings happen to be too long for you, Capri length could be the ideal solution.
SHOP Chakra Magic Collection