Wearing leggings with a dress was not considered tasteful in the past, but now it is one of the most stylish looks. If you style leggings and dresses the right way, you can make it work in every type of weather, occasion, and style.

Below are 5 outfits to give you ideas on how to wear leggings with a dress:

1. Casual and Cool

For chilly days, this is the perfect look.

Wear a turtleneck sweater and then layer a maxi dress over it. Wear your leggings underneath and put on sneakers to keep the look casual. If your outfit is black and white overall, consider adding a pop of color by wearing colorful sneakers.

This look allows you to stay warm and comfortable without sacrificing style.

Casual and Cool Leggings & Dress Outfit

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2. Edgy and Fierce

For those whose style is a bit on the edgy side, this look is for you.

Wear your black sleeveless wrap dress with faux leather leggings and put on a pair of lace-up heels. Layer big statement necklaces for some added bling, and add a belt on your waist to define your waistline.

Finally, bring along a leather jacket if you are on a chilly night out, and you’re done.

This look works best when all clothing items are in the same color, especially black.

Feel free to put your own twist on it and make it even better.

Edgy and Fierce Leggings & Dress Style

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3. Sweet and Trendy

One of the easiest ways to wear leggings with a dress is to simply pair leggings with a short flowy dress.

This look goes well with all types of shoes, whether they’re booties, sneakers, or platform sandals. To finish the outfit, put on a belt that matches the color of your leggings to tie the whole look together.

This look works in winter as well. Just put a sweater on top and add a jacket, then you can keep wearing your favorite summer dress in the cold weather.

Sweet and Trendy Tights + Flowery Dress

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4. Quirky and Fun

This next outfit is for those who are bored with plain black leggings and would like to try something bold as well.

Start with a colorful t-shirt dress and then pair it with leggings in another color. A little tip is to pair complementary colors for that bright contrast. Put on a black oversized denim jacket, then wear black ankle socks with a pair of black kitten heel pumps for a feminine touch that balances the structured look of the jacket.

To tie it all together, add some black accessories like a bag or sunglasses, and you’ll certainly stand out in the crowd.

Quirky and Fun - Pink Leggings with Fresh Dress

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5. Classy and Sophisticated

Leggings are not just for looking casual and sporty.

For this look, start with a sweater dress in a neutral color and your trusty leggings. Pair it with block-heeled booties or knee-high boots, put on a coat, and there you go. If you want to add more shape to your outfit, add a belt to create that hourglass figure.

This is a sophisticated way to wear leggings with a dress in winter, and it is great for cold winter days.

 Classy and Sophisticated - Black Leggings with Sweater Dress

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