Let’s talk leggings.

Leggings are a fashion staple, I’m sure almost every female owns or have worn leggings at some point. It’s a great idea to add a few basic colors to your wardrobe, to spruce things up a bit when necessary. Sadly though some females have failed tremendously, when it comes to the way they choose to wear leggings.

What exactly are leggings?

Leggings are a form fitting accessory worn to cover the leg area. They come in various materials such as lycra, Spandex, nylon, cotton, even faux leather. They come in a wide spectrum of colors and a variety of patterns. Typically, leggings are opaque, which is where my quandary comes in. Why do some females wear leggings as pants?


Are Leggings pants?

Initially when leggings came back in style they were typically worn with short skirts or dresses. Then, I don’t know who started it, but someone decided to where leggings as pants. I’ll be lenient and say that maybe some women don’t know any better and are just following the trend. There are no two ways about this sadly, leggings are NOT pants and they should not be worn as such. They are, as mentioned before, an accessory. They can be worn or used to create a fashionable effect to an outfit but should never be worn in the place of pants.

Leggings are very form fitting and will accentuate every form, crease, ripple, groove, bulge or dimple that it comes into contact with. This will be a good time to add that it does not matter what size you are, even if you are a size zero, it will draw attention to your bones. Then this clearly shows that the females that follow this trend either want or lack attention. I’m sure that this undesirable trend brings additional stares, glares or heckles from both men and women. Not to mention the fabulous array of under ware that is advertised via these leggings. It also shows that they are tacky (cheap and tasteless).

How to wear leggings

Leggings should be worn with something that goes past the hip region and covers completely the butt and crotch. They go great with tunics, shirt dresses, long sweater tops, short skits etc. Here are some examples.


What are your views on this trend?

13 Responses to Let’s talk leggings.

  1. I completely agree. I myself have wondered if this particular women have understood the idea of leggings. I would feel naked even though my leggings are not see-through material to wearing them with nothing covering my buttock area. There are the best though when treated with respect, so comfortable and really a must have for women during those days of the month. I thought I was the only one wondering. I’m glad to have read about this phenomenon.

  2. hahaha I wrote about this too! They are worn so wrong so often:(

  3. monicaali says:

    I remember that leggins in the 90′ s were worn like pants- like Robin Givens in Boomerang. Personally I don’t care about how other people wear it, but I would never wear them like pants. They completely hug the butt and I don’t find it flattering -more like naked.

  4. dapperdolly says:

    That’s probably because females don’t realize the difference between the difference between leggings and opaque pantyhose/tights. Leggings are not opaque because they’re not transparent fabric, they’re thick and will not show everything or hug the crevice or cellulite etc when stretched like tights will but they are not figure flattering for all women, so can be worn with shorter tops but the wearer has to have the figure for them e.g. Sandy in Grease when she has her makeover, or wearing them at appropriate places like the gym.

  5. dapperdolly says:

    Sorry – should have said the ‘the difference between leggings and opaque footless tights/pantyhose’ – that makes more sense since many females also don’t think of tights and footless tights as the same thing, when they are just with or without feet attached. When they are footless many women seem to equate them with leggings.

  6. I agree….I’m wondering if they look themselves in a mirror before going out (as Chanel said)…I love leggings with long jumpers or t-shirt…I think that no one should wear leggings as pants. It doesn0t matter if you have a great body or not! 🙂 xxx

  7. jdobypr says:

    Ok so I am a man and I love to see women in flattering attire but I do NOT want to see everything all the time and certainly women should check themselves BEFORE subjecting the public to a legging show/disaster. The same way men with huge bellies should NOT wear speedos…

  8. Great article! Thank you for addressing a “touchy” subject 🙂 XO

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