Wearing leggings can make you fat

London: Ladies, please note – wearing leggings may give you a trendy hot look, but they can make you plumpy as well, say experts.

According to them, wearing leggings causes lazy muscles and leaves legs and stomach flabby.

"Leggings feel good and look great and I am as addicted to them as anyone, but there is a downside. They hold in and support the quadriceps (thigh muscles), buttocks and core muscles in your tummy, and do the job the muscles are supposed to do.

"As a result, the muscles are allowed to relax and switch off, so when we reveal our bodies for the first time as summer approaches, they are not as svelte or firm as they otherwise would be," physiotherapist Sammy Margo was quoted by the `Daily Mail` as saying.

The problem is further exacerbated because wearers` bare legs and midriffs are "out of sight, out of mind", so women are less inclined to take steps to tone up during the winter months.

Margo said,"Leggings hide the bits of our bodies we don`t like, such as the cellulite on our legs or our `muffin top`, so we are able to ignore the problem and we are less motivated to exercise these parts."