COLOMBIA FASHIONABLE LEGGINGS FAJA – SLIMMER GIRL JOGGIN GARMENT – POWERNET COMFORTABLE BRACES WITH 3 ROW HOOKS FOR ADJUSTABILITY – PERFECT FOR WORKOUT
At a time when skyrocketing leggings faja crashes into a body ideal that seems skinnier than ever, leggins faja are becoming a popular shortcut to a curvaceous shape. These tight girdles, made in the form of stretchy pants or jeggings, are designed to shape the hips, stomach, waist and butt, while also easing pressure on the back and knees.
The faja’s effectiveness depends on the fabric heft: lighter fabrics, like Lycra, can be see-through, but sturdier ones, such as nylon and latex, are more forgiving. At Caralinda Mis Fajas, a small boutique in Jackson Heights, Queens, fajas range from $20 to over $70, depending on the fabric and how much of the body they cover.
Beyond Fashion: The Magic of Leggings Faja for Style and Shaping
To get the most flattering effect, a faja should fit snugly but not so tightly that the wearer can’t breathe properly. If the garment is too large, it will wreak havoc on the circulatory system by restricting blood flow, and it will be very uncomfortable to wear.
The faja’s popularity among Latinas is partly because it helps them feel comfortable and beautiful at a time when they are grappling with a deep insecurity about their bodies. For some, the faja, which is made of powernet fabric and includes flexible straps with 3-row hooks to adjust size, makes them look slimmer, taller and more sculpted. For others, it simply provides a confidence boost.