Leggings are form-fitting pants that can be worn either on their own or as a layering garment when paired with other articles of clothing. Originally, leggings were designed as two separate garments, with one for each leg, but they have since been altered into a single item. Leggings are designed to keep a wearer’s legs warm, and they come in a wide array of colors, lengths, and materials. They may also help to prevent chafing when used for exercise purposes. These garments come in countless designs and patterns that are geared to fit the needs of any wearer. While some are designed from shiny metallic material, others can contain embellishments such as buttons or zippers, which can add to the leggings’ appearance and style.
When buying leggings or any other type of apparel, buyers should always consult a sizing chart because sizing can often vary amongst brands. Designers will typically offer size charts to customers, allowing them to check the chart against their own personal measurements. To check their measurements, buyers should measure their hips and their waist with a tape measure. If the measurements show that a buyer is in between two sizes when comparing their own measurements to those in the chart, they should always try to purchase the larger size rather than the smaller size.
Because leggings are multifunctional and can be styled with a variety of outfits, buyers should select a material that is based on the intended purpose for the leggings. Leggings are often constructed from a Lycra or spandex blend, and other popular legging material often includes cotton, silk, wool, or other fabric that can be blended to form a stretchy, form-fitting apparel.
Rice for Dinner
The Aroma 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker is a fairly basic steamer. It’s uncomplicated and easy to use: simply add rice and water, press the button for white or brown rice, and leave the machine to do its work. You could set cooking times yourself, but most users find that the presets work well. As the unit’s heat comes from the bottom, it does no harm to stir the rice occasionally to ensure even cooking, but that’s about your only involvement. You can also use the Aroma to steam other food items; there is a separate button for this. The manufacturer says it’s great for soups, chili, and jambalaya. One customer even poached fruit in wine. A few owners complained that the Aroma lid doesn’t seal very well and that hot liquid spits out occasionally, but many other users rated this machine highly, so it’s possible that the faulty lid was part of a particular batch.
Like the Aroma, the Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity Rice Cooker is a combination rice cooker/steamer. Its range of preset functions is similar to that of the Aroma, giving you what the manufacturer calls “one-touch cooking.” Also like the Aroma, the Hamilton Beach features a separate tray so you can simultaneously steam vegetables and cook rice.