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Lauren Conrad and Christina Aguilera Wear Black Leggings

Fab Body Guide: Cropped Leggings Versus Long Leggings

I have something I need to get off my chest: Cropped leggings are generally not flattering. Sure, svelte girls can pull them off, but in most cases, they're better left untouched — or for yoga class. I came to this realization because, as you may have noticed, celebrities have been practically living in all types of leggings lately. Long, short, black, shiny, colored, holey — you name it, they've worn it. Take Christina Aguilera and Lauren Conrad: Christina is showing off a black cropped pair, while Lauren is wearing long liquid leggings.

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Anything that's cropped does just that: it cuts you off. As evidenced by Christina, cropped leggings stop the continuous flow of an outfit. Had she worn long leggings, our eye wouldn't have stopped at her calves and then proceeded to her feet. Adversely, in Lauren's case, her choice of long, almost pant-like leggings makes her appear longer and thinner; there's a harmonious flow from the top of her outfit to the bottom. A harmonious outfit is always the way to go, don't you agree?

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