Practical and chic: thermal leggings: how to protect your legs from the cold

In Germany alone, the turnover for tights and leggings this year is 447 million euros - this is the result of a statistic that makes it clear how popular the trousers are.

Practical and chic: thermal leggings: how to protect your legs from the cold

In Germany alone, the turnover for tights and leggings this year is 447 million euros - this is the result of a statistic that makes it clear how popular the trousers are. They are versatile and can be worn during sports as well as in everyday life. Either as a substitute for trousers or under clothing, as many skiers and snowboarders do, for example. Here the leggings serve primarily as a warming support, while women in particular wear the skin-tight pants more for styling reasons. The fashion industry has also recognized this, so that there are now a large number of different models made of materials such as viscose, cotton or (artificial) leather on the market. On cold days, however, thermal leggings conquer the shelves.

In contrast to ordinary leggings, winter leggings have a denser fabric and a soft inner fleece that has heat-insulating properties. The material is stretchy, skin-friendly and breathable, so that the usual wearing comfort of skin-tight trousers should be retained. Thanks to the flexible waistband, thermal leggings can protect the waist and stomach from the cold without cutting into the skin. Depending on the manufacturer, you can choose between different sizes, colors and patterns, so there are no limits to the styling options. It is only important that the leggings fit well so that they can optimally adapt to every movement. This is especially important for snow sports and jogging.

As mentioned at the beginning, there are two ways to wear thermal leggings: either under trousers as additional thermal protection in winter - for example during winter sports or with small children - or as a replacement for trousers. The latter variant can be seen in many places among women who like to combine thermal leggings with long sweaters and tunics, skirts or (knitted) dresses instead of thin tights. For example, particularly well-lined boots (e.g. Uggs) or winter boots go well with this. Depending on how colorful your outfit can be, you can choose simple or bright colors for thermal leggings. In the end, whether monochrome or colorful always depends on personal taste and the individual selection that each manufacturer has to offer.

To ensure that your thermal leggings do not shrink immediately after the first wash, you should adhere to the following rules:

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