Alright you loyal followers, brace yourselves. This is an uncensored and completely genuine rant by yours truly. It is not meant to be entirely vicious or critical, though it may come across differently. It is not that I am here to judge, but if I said I never judged, I would also be a liar, along with having judgmental issues. At least this way I am not ignorant and I can focus on one flaw at a time.

This is the first installment of my venting sessions and the topic is something we all witness on any day, during any season. Some of you may wear this style, and some of you may not. I understand that everyone can like their own things and have their own style and opinions, which is why I am about to have mine. Leggings are not pants.

Fashion is a privilege, not a right, so don’t abuse it any longer.

Leggings are a clever combination of spandex, cotton, nylon, and a few other things completing the poly-blend that comfortably forms to your body. I like them for their original and correct purpose. That being said, nothing about leggings is substantial enough to be considered pant-worthy-fabric. They are fitted to your figure and are a good way to stay warm when the weather is colder and you still want to wear skirts and dresses. This, however, does not make them pants. When your butt is not covered by the top you are wearing, it officially becomes an outfit that needs pants. SO WEAR THEM! I know you think it looks awesome in that scandalous type way, but it doesn’t. It looks trashy and like you are trying too hard-you might as well put a sign on your back saying, “come and get it! I already have no pants.” I don’t care how tiny you are and how cute you think you look. I know this seems obnoxious and harsh, but leggings have a purpose and girls have apparently forgotten what that is. Leggings are an addition to any outfit. They are great with dresses that are a little too short to wear by themselves, and they work wonders for tunic type tops that don’t look quite right with jeans, but please stop wearing them as pants! I am not exactly sure when this became appropriate to wear in public, but it is now an epidemic that cannot be stopped. Fashion is a privilege, not a right, so don’t abuse it any longer.

Leggings plus+shirt+nothing else=the epitome of a fashion faux pas.

Good night, and good luck.

A helpful visual of how to fix your fitted fascination…(it is the fifth picture, by the way)

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  1. Emily says
    20 September 10 at 10:04am

    I. totally. agree. Thank you! 🙂

  2. Allie Sue says
    20 September 10 at 3:29pm

    oh my gosh!! soo funny!! trashy is exactly what it is! you crack me up bent!

  3. Kelsi Boyd says
    30 September 10 at 2:13pm

    Sometimes being harsh is the only way to drive your well-deserved message to the legging free-lancers. Style can be misinterpreted, and you, as an interpreter of fashion, have a duty to extinguish this fashion blasphemy. Rock on and I’ll keep my overly large wool socks and leggings for my own private parties!

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  5. Samuel Rhoades says
    11 October 12 at 5:26pm

    I just don’t understand how you can walk around public with no pants on. I know i couldn’t do it. Scott Mattingly likes to call this phenomenon a PANTemic.


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