It’s about this time of year where I here this phrase at least once a week: “Leggings are NOT pants.”
I would just like to note, I have never heard this sentence uttered from a male body. Ever.
I don’t know why exactly, but there are a lot women out there who despise the legging and everything it stands for. Personally, I love them- hell, I practically live in them. They are comfy, and for a fairly skinny girl like myself, give me the appearance of a little more curviness than I actually possess.
I’ll admit, leggings are not for everyone, but for those of us that aren’t on the heavy side and are comfortable with a little cling, leggings provide a comfortable, fashionable alternative to jeans, slacks, and sweatpants. Dress them up or dress them down, leggings can add a femininity, edginess or class to any outfit. However there are a few cardinal rules for those of us who are comfortable with the fact that leggings are pants:
- Make sure your pair are completely opaque. No one wants to see what color underwear you are wearing when you bend over.
- There is such a thing as leggings that are too tight. Puckering at the seams is a direct indication of this. You want your look to look smooth and put together, not sloppy.
- No unsightly camel toes allowed. Ew. See below for the horror.
Abide by those rules and you should be good to go. I’ll have fun looking cute and curvy while the haters hate.