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Is it OK to Wear Compression Leggings All Day?

Posted by Nima Rafizadeh on

Maybe it's because we've spent so much time at home recently, but compression wear, including compression leggings, continue to grow in popularity.


In fact, people love the style and versatility so much, they ask us all the time if it's OK to wear compression leggings all day.

The answer is simple and complicated at the same time. The simple answer is 'yes', you can wear some compression leggings all day.

The complicated part is that not all compression wear is made the same. And if your compression wear puts too much pressure on your body, it could trigger some relatively serious issues.

How to Know if You can Wear Compression Leggings All Day

To make the complicated part simple, and to be sure that's it's OK to wear your compression wear all day, you need to use the right compression wear. Here's what to look for in your next pair of compression leggings.

  1. A Safe Level of Compression

    If you've ever worn bike shorts for an extended period, you may have felt what can happen if you wear compression garments that are too tight. While properly fitted bike shorts are safe to wear, not everyone wears the right size. 

    Compression wear that's too tight can restrict circulation rather than promote it, and even restrict your range of motion, which is against one of the main reasons for wearing compression garments.

  2. Sweat Wicking

    If you use your leggings on hot days, or when you are particularly active, and it doesn't remove sweat from the surface of your skin, you'll probably take it off at the first opportunity. Wearing non-wicking compression wear is like wearing wet clothing. And no one wants to do that all day.

  3. How You Feel When You Put Them On

    Of course, your compression garments need to feel comfortable if you're going to wear them all day. But your comfort goes beyond how they feel. It includes how they make you feel. If even the most comfortable leggings don't make you feel better about how you look, then you're not going to want to wear them for 5 minutes, much less all day.

Active Slim Compression Leggings offer just the right compression for a flattering, full-figure contour, from a breathable bio-ceramic fabric that keeps you dry and comfortable all day. The result? You look great and feel great too.

To find out how what is the best shapewear for you, check out our post "How to Choose Shapewear - Hint: It's All About the Fabric"..   

 

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