November 26, 2008
leggings as pants.
i can't quite put my finger on the primary reason why they bother me, they just do. sure, okay, they're a hipster trademark, or a comfort thing, or whichever other reason you may have to frolick around town in them, but unless you're a professional jazzerciser or robin hood, you really have no excuse. some agree, some do not, and i can totally see how opinions go both ways, but you have to draw the line at some point, and i guess i'm just one of those people who decided to draw it before stretchy spandex camel toes.
and the funny thing is that it's become a minor trend amongst the fashion elite just recently, whilst only a few years ago were we critiquing lindsay lohan for the very same offense. maybe she was ahead of the game ! maybe she knew that someday people would set aside the fact that they're not even that warm and synonymous with loungewear to instead sport them loud & clear, for everyone to see (and when i say see, i mean really seeeee, because you have no other choice but to see when the legging wearer's lower-body anatomy is completely evident to the naked eye).
i'll admit, i've previously been a leggings-as-pants offender, and when i was, i meant no harm. i may even do it again sometimem for all i know. i don't mean to condemn all you legging fans to a life of misery and fashion distrust or anything, i'm simply voicing my current opinion, which is that leggings as pants are bothersome. and most likely not as practical as we're all making them out to be.
see a resume of my opinion here.