When it comes to picking leggings, there are so many choices that it can be hard to know where to start. If you find full-length leggings too warm, then you might be tempted to try a shorted length legging. But now you’re faced with the question Capri or 7/8? Let us help you figure out which the best for you.
What’s the Difference?
First things first, let’s be sure about what the difference is between these leggings.
7/8 leggings are ones that are only 7/8 the length of standard leggings. This means that they hit just above the ankle on most women. They only show a small amount of extra skin, but that little bit does make them feel quite a bit cooler.
Capri leggings can be used to refer to any leggings that cut you between the knee and the ankle. Their length isn’t so clearly defined, so there is a lot of variation in their fit. Capri leggings have had a bad rap lately, which can be off-putting. However, the secret to Capri leggings is that it’s all about finding the right length for your legs. Get it right, and they can do wonders, get it wrong, and they can make you look like you have short fat legs.
What do You Want From Your Leggings?
When it comes to picking between these leggings, you need to know what it is you want from them. The answer is not the same for everyone. When you know what you want from them, then you can think about what length you need to suit your body best.
Longer Looking Legs
If you are looking for leggings that elongate your legs and make them look longer, then in most cases you will be looking for 7/8 leggings. By exposing your ankle and a small amount of your lower calf, it gives the illusion of length. The effect is particularly pronounced on women who are a little shorter, so anyone under 5’5”.
So, for longer legs go with 7/8 leggings.
If you want to minimise your legs or make them look as skinny as possible, then you need to identify the thinnest part of your leg. There usually are three options here. Just below the knee, just below the calf muscle and just above the ankle. Wherever this spot is on your lower leg, then this is the spot you need your legs to hit.
So, for skinny legs go with either 7/8 or Capri leggings, based on which stops at the thinnest part of your leg.
Highlight Toned Calves
If you’ve put a lot of effort into building your calves and you want to highlight them, then you need Capri leggings. You need to pick leggings that fall to the broadest part of your calf. This can take a bit of trial and error, but the right pair will put to spotlight on all the work you’ve done.
So, to highlight toned calves go with Capri leggings.
Now you’re armed with a little more information. Why not browse through all our Capri and 7/8 leggings at GymWear.co.uk