Your Shape, Your Style? The Best Tights & Leggings For Your Body Type

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Your Shape, Your Style? The Best Tights & Leggings For Your Body Type

Look Longer: Don't

Kourtney Kardashian's petite shape is super-cute, but these bold patterned tights are overwhelming her. 

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Look Longer: Do

We love how Jessica Alba's tights are the same color as her shoes -- an instant lengthening trick!

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What to Buy if You Want to Look Longer

Classic ankle length leggings won't cut you off.

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Look More Shapely: Don't

We love Alexa Chung, but these white lace tights aren't doing anything to enhance her shape.

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Look More Shapely: Do

Alexa gets it exactly right this time with thick gray tights that add a little bulk to her legs. 

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What to Buy if You Want to Look More Shapely

Sweater tights are thick and will add a little more to your frame. 

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What to Buy if You Want to Look More Shapely

Marled tights add texture, which is great for making legs more defined. 

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Look Leaner: Don't

Adele's tights are too sheer for her shape, and end up looking a little sloppy.

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Look Leaner: Do

Jennifer Hudson's opaque black tights are perfect for a slimming, streamlined look. 

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What to Buy if You Want to Look Leaner

Tights with a vertical back seam draw eyes up, and away from problem areas.

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What to Buy if You Want to Look Leaner

Opaque, non-see-through tights are perfect for a slim look. 

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What to Buy if You Want to Look Leaner

Opaque, non-see-through tights are perfect for a slim look.

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It's easy to blow off tights and leggings as an afterthought to your outfit, but when done correctly, they can seriously enhance your shape, or even create an illusion of the shape you want to have. The problem is actually going out and picking out what actually looks best on you. Before you hit the mall, click through the gallery above to see our picks for the best tights and leggings for different body types. We've used celebs like Jessica Alba and Alexa Chung as examples. Whether your you want your legs to look longer, leaner, or more shapely, we've found the look for you.

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