Why you need to get on board with meggings

From jeggings to treggings, the ubiquitous leggings have been successfully reinventing themselves as a fashion staple for decades.

The latest update: meggings. That’s short for men’s leggings, in case you were wondering.

And with celebs like Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Cristiano Ronaldo all sporting the fashion-forward garment, it might be time to invest in a pair yourself. But before you strut your stuff, there’s a few do’s and don’ts you need to know about wearing meggings.

Do: Be bold

Let’s face it, no one wears meggings to blend in. And if you do, you’re probably not doing a very good job at it. Don’t be afraid to get adventurous with your look — try bold patterns and colours. But remember, don’t overdo it. If you go bold down below, keep it simple on top.

man with mermaid meggings poses in the bath tub
Make a statement with your meggings. (Kapow Meggings)

Don’t: Go commando

There’s no escaping the inevitable crotch conundrum; after all, meggings don’t leave much to the imagination. But a pair of tight-fitting underwear goes a long way. If Spider-Man can maintain his dignity, so can you.

Do: Get comfy

Whoever said fashion hurts didn’t stick around long enough for the celebrity socks-and-sandals trend. Meggings may be tight but they don’t need to cause bodily harm. Pick a pair that look sexy and feel snug.

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man does yoga in meggings in the street
If you can’t cross your legs without tearing your meggings, they’re probably too tight.(Kapow Meggings)

Don’t: Go give an eyeful

They may be skintight, but meggings aren’t transparent. Or at least they shouldn’t be. If you really want to flaunt your underwear you’d be better investing in a pair of tights.

Do: Be versatile

Whether you’re going to a festival, hitting the gym, or lazying about the house, there’s a pair of meggings for practically every occasion. Though you might want to double-check your dress code at work before rocking up on Monday morning in your latest leopard print.

Meggings are the fashion trend you need to get on board with this summer. (Kapow Meggings)

Don’t: Get too clingy

With meggings, you’re emphasising your legs. Ditch that XS slim-fit tee and opt for something a little looser on top — oversized sweater, loose-fit crop top, or even a puffer jacket.

Now that you’ve had your run-through on the do’s and don’ts of meggings it’s time to get yourself kitted out. Check out Kapow’s summer sale for some hot deals. And if you need any more tips on how to rock festival fashion, take a look at Kapow’s festival style guide